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  1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 216
    Windows 10 Home
       16 Sep 2015 #11

    Brink said: View Post
    Yep, that's what I posted above for OPTION THREE below.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10
    Option three does not tell you to run that first command I posted. To be honest I don't know if it makes a difference but that is what worked for me. Just trying to help.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       16 Sep 2015 #12

    The first command is to just restart the computer into advanced startup, and then open a command prompt at boot.

    It's basically the same as the link in step 1 in Option Three, but the link provides different options for opening a command prompt at boot.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 270
    Window 10
       16 Sep 2015 #13

    Brink, the command prompt at boot allowed me to delete the file that was previously in use while in Windows proper. But other file deletions gave me "access denied" as I had not changed the file ownership and permissions on those files. And trying to change file permissions at the folder level for all sub-tier children isn't working. Ugh...I guess I'll just ignore the folder!
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       16 Sep 2015 #14

    If you like, you could use the "Take Ownership" context menu from the tutorial below to make it easier to take ownership of them, and hopefully be able to delete afterwards.

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10
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  5. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 270
    Window 10
       16 Sep 2015 #15

    Thanks. I ran the reg file and implemented the take ownership. I then rebooted in safe mode + command prompt. I was able to delete a few files, bot mostly I'm still getting "Access Denied."
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       16 Sep 2015 #16

    Try deleting them from a command prompt at boot opened after boot from USB instead to see if that may allow you to.

    Command Prompt at Boot - Open in Windows 10
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