Removing old D:\Windows


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       #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
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 36
    Win 7/10
    Thread Starter
       #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)
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 36
    Win 7/10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Strange. Only file I can't remove is

    D:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\Flash64_21_0_0_182.ocx
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 36
    Win 7/10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    meimeiriver said:
    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 Computer


 

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