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  1.    19 Feb 2016 #11
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    So Everyone!!!! Thanks for all the suggestions. Here's what's going on. The actual Folder is GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. Which it is now renamed as. (need to make sure the period is there just after GodMode). This is the GodMode that exists within Windows 10 (other OS), that shows everything you can do/access to tweek or get to in Windows System So if you create a new folder as GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} then click on it you will see that it opens a whole bunch of links to access anything withing the windows realm. So here's the problem (for me at least), If I right click on that folder, the try to delete it, it errors out saying this is no longer located in Drive C:; yet it's the only place that it is showing and it can be found (used Search Everything). So if someone want to try duplication what I have, create a new Folder on C drive and name it exactly the same... GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} After that just click on it and see all that's within it that can be done. Then, I would think you should just be able to right click that same folde and delete it? In my case it says it no longer is on Drive C... but the darn thing is! I even created the folder a second time and it said it already exists do yu want tomerge the two folders... I click yes and it merged new and old and just added a second string of the last characters... GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C - ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. So then I tried to delete it and all it did was return it back to the original shorter name. Also, the folder contents are read only and I tried to change that if it would help but it does not let me. So if someone creates this same folder and tries it (everything works that's now inside it), let me know if you can just delete your with a simple right click and Delete. Then I must have some unique problem that says mine ios no longer on C althoiugh it sure is!!
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  2.    19 Feb 2016 #12
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    I tried this and it errors on first command with... Cannot find file. Which is same as tryi9ng to delete directly. Says it's not in C drive yet it is.
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  3.    19 Feb 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by wings4kites View Post
    just after GodMode). This is the GodMode that exists within Windows 10 (other OS), that shows everything you can do/access to tweek or get to in Windows System So if you create a new folder as GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} then click on it you will see that it opens a whole bunch of links to access anything withing the windows realm. So here's the problem (for me at least), If I right click on that folder, the try to delete it, it errors out saying this is no longer located in Drive C:; yet it's the only place that it is showing and it can be found (used Search Everything). So if someone want to try duplication what I have, create a new Folder on C drive and name it exactly the same... GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} After that just click on it and see all that's within it that can be done. Then, I would think you should just be able to right click that same folde and delete it? In my case it says it no longer is on Drive C... but the darn thing is! I even created the folder a second time and it said it already exists do yu want tomerge the two folders... I click yes and I tried this and it errors on first command with... Cannot find file. Which is same as tryi9ng to delete directly. Says it's not in C drive yet it is.
    If you want to explain what you did I'll look into it.

    If you want to just dump loads of copy/paste onto this forum then you can wait.

    Grow up mate. Make your question:

    • Short
    • Simple
    • And say what you tried already

    And press the <enter> key

    Do try to make some sense - it helps.
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  4.    19 Feb 2016 #14
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    use this
    Can't Delete Windows.old folder or subfolders. Attached Files
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  5.    19 Feb 2016 #15
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    Well the question now is how the folder appears. Does it appear normal or is it greyed out to an extent? Are you seeing the Control Panel icon on it by chance?

    When simply going to rename the Windows.old folder often you have to take ownership first and the extension you saw there taked onto the end of the folder name immediately saw the Control Panel icon replace the standard folder icon and no longer any option such as the Security tab which would be needed and quite necessary in order to take ownership over it.

    With the upgrade to the latest build just seen to I was first able to rename the new Windows.old folder to "Windows.Personal" and then rename the bogey back to the original Windows.old name where I am now able to use the right click Take Ownership option to see the folder removed. The icon also changed back from the CP to the standard folder icon on the spot!

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    Once you are able to get that far where you can then open it up to reveal the usual folders you can start dumping the subs on the spot by first taking charge over each one individually. That would right clicking on each of the following sub folders and watching as each sub under those is seeing the ownership grabbed up. The users folder and boot.txt file were the first nuked manually while waiting for the others to be finished being the Program Files, Program Files(x86). ProgramDara, and the Windows folder itself from the previous build.

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    In a flash once the command prompt like windows stopped seeing the scrolling text for each item all but the Windows sub folder was recycled in seconds following the rename back to the Windows.old name.

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    As the Windows sub is getting nuked prompts for files now no longer found appear as the that gets cleaned out which will then only leave the main behind. For not seeing on C at all you may have to adjust the view tab setting under the Folder options for protected system file, Hidden files, etc. there.
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  6.    19 Feb 2016 #16
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    Thanks to all who input on this issue. Edited original post with what solved the problem!
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  7.    19 Feb 2016 #17
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    Darn it... All that happened was the Folder, sub-folders and programs withing got Properties changed to Hidden, shows it back in C:\ and cannot delete because it says it's not there. WTH??

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  8.    19 Feb 2016 #18
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    I'm still trying to get one last sub folder nuked before I can finally see the first renamed Windows.old folder tossed. The manual op as well as the OWN THIS option in the right click menu has been slow going but will see results. The "Night Hawk...____" folder was gone in a flash despite the intentional rename since it was done by the user not something that happened in Windows.

    One option? Enable the Hidden System Administrator and boot into that account to see if you then can nuke it! The download of the reg mod for taking ownership works there as well as when logged into your regular account.
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