1. Joined : Mar 2015
    Warren, Ohio
    Posts : 70
    Windows 10 x64
       27 Jul 2015 #1

    How do i delete system files on other HDD?


    i just installed windows 10 onto my first SSD (Made it my master drive) and i'd like to delete every file and folder on my old HDD except the one in which all my games are installed (Not program files its a folder labeled "Games" in the root directory). But i keep needing permission from "SYSTEM" Or "TrustedInstaller" to remove them. Do i have to use the "take Ownership" Regedit to do it? or is there some faster way?..

    Also i do not have another drive to move the games to that would allow me to format the HDD. Thank you very much for looking and reading.
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,340
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       27 Jul 2015 #2

    One way would be to boot a Linux Live CD/Flash drive and delete everything from there. It doesn't care about Windows permissions.
    Ubuntu, Slacko, Mint, all would work.
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  3. Joined : Mar 2015
    Warren, Ohio
    Posts : 70
    Windows 10 x64
       27 Jul 2015 #3

    Would Ubuntu be able to see the "Hidden" system files of the old copy of windows?
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  4.    28 Jul 2015 #4

    Why not copy your Games folder somewhere safe then format the drive.
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  5. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,340
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       28 Jul 2015 #5

    He already answered that:
    Also i do not have another drive to move the games to that would allow me to format the HDD. Thank you very much for looking and reading.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,340
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       28 Jul 2015 #6

    Hal0freak said: View Post
    Would Ubuntu be able to see the "Hidden" system files of the old copy of windows?
    Yes, should not be a problem.
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