Windows 10: Residual windows.old folder despite everything that comes to mind

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  1. Posts : 2,284
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       25 Sep 2016 #21

    CountMike said: View Post
    Took ownership, clicked delete and it was gone.
    Sadly, that does not work for me. I feel like a complete beginner, unable to delete a simple file in Windows.
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  2.    25 Sep 2016 #22

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Sadly, that does not work for me. I feel like a complete beginner, unable to delete a simple file in Windows.
    Did you try in safe mode ?
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  3. Posts : 2,284
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       25 Sep 2016 #23

    CountMike said: View Post
    Did you try in safe mode ?
    I am afraid to use that one. The thing is, that laptop's keyboard is damaged. When enabled, it keeps pressing one key, which makes doing anything outside Windows impossible. Not sure, how safe mode would react and if I would be able to boot normally afterwards. I do not want to make the laptop inoperable just because of a silly 4 kB file.
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  4.    25 Sep 2016 #24

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    I am afraid to use that one. The thing is, that laptop's keyboard is damaged. When enabled, it keeps pressing one key, which makes doing anything outside Windows impossible. Not sure, how safe mode would react and if I would be able to boot normally afterwards. I do not want to make the laptop inoperable just because of a silly 4 kB file.
    Well, if it's not in the way, let it live, might disappear next time.
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  5. Posts : 8,208
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       27 Sep 2016 #25

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    How do you delete files by "brute force"? Star Wars power or something else?

    I have 4kB file, which can not be removed, it is not really an issue, just annoying like hell, that I can not get rid of it.

    I can not use linux, I can use only Windows, I took ownership of it, it can not be removed using File Assassin or Wise Deleter, because I can not select the file, it apparently does not exist, it shows 0 size and it has no Security tab.

    @TairikuOkami, I can't read the language in your screenshots, but Yandex is a Browser toolbar/Hijacker which may explain why you are having trouble removing it, or you are using the Yandex Browser which is why it can't be removed.
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  6. Posts : 2,284
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       28 Sep 2016 #26

    essenbe said: View Post
    @TairikuOkami, I can't read the language in your screenshots, but Yandex is a Browser toolbar/Hijacker which may explain why you are having trouble removing it, or you are using the Yandex Browser which is why it can't be removed.
    That is a leftover of a task for updating the browser. I have the current one disabled, on that computer as well.

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  7. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       28 Sep 2016 #27

    CCleaner do the job :-)
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