Windows 10: Can Windows (old) folder be deleted

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  1.    16 Sep 2015 #11

    Brink said: View Post
    Yep, that's what I posted above for OPTION THREE below. :)
    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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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       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.    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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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       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.
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  5.    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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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       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.
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