1. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 30
    Win 7/10
       18 Mar 2016 #1

    Removing old D:\Windows


    It seems my old windows 7 directory (D:\Windows) is extremely difficult to remove. I already took ownership of all files (via Win10), but Microsoft, as usual, very aggressively hinders you in doing what you want to do.

    How do I delete these files?! Even just opening an Administrative command prompt, using del *.* /s, doesn't work.

    Thanks
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  2. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 30
    Win 7/10
       18 Mar 2016 #2

    The Take Ownership tool apparently couldn't take all files from the Windows 'root' in one big chunk. Applying it to each subdir individually worked just fine. Except for 1 file (see below)
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  3. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 30
    Win 7/10
       18 Mar 2016 #3

    Strange. Only file I can't remove is

    D:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\Flash64_21_0_0_182.ocx
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 30
    Win 7/10
       18 Mar 2016 #4

    meimeiriver said: View Post
    Strange. Only file I can't remove is

    D:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\Flash64_21_0_0_182.ocx
    Now it's really solved. Needed to go thru quite a few hoops; but I needed to remove inheritance from it. Now it's gone.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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