1.    01 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    I messed with User permissions..


    Hi,

    While trying to delete the old windows files after an upgrade it kept denying deletion because TrustedInstaller wouldn't allow it so I tried to change ownership from TrustedInstaller to to administrators group and things went down hill from here. apparently a 2nd group of administrators was created and by mistake I deleted the old (original) one, there is also a user called 'CREATOR OWNER' which I deleted too but shows up somehow on other files. It won't allow me to delete these files and asks for permissions from administrators which apparently now is a separate group.

    How do I fix this cluster&$^&#? thanks.

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  2.    01 Aug 2016 #2
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.19

    Hello and welcome to TenForums

    If you have set up system restore points the simplest way to fix this is to revert back to a earlier point in time.

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  3.    01 Aug 2016 #3
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  4.    01 Aug 2016 #4
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    To delete Windows.old you have to run disk clean when it's run then select system files and it will run again and include the folder once deleted you can't role back to old windows
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  5.    01 Aug 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    To delete Windows.old you have to run disk clean when it's run then select system files and it will run again and include the folder once deleted you can't role back to old windows
    Ok, so I did this and there is still 1 GB that wont be deleted even with disk cleanup. It's important for me to get every possible GB because the space in C isn't very big at all so any advice on how to finally get rid of the old windows is appreciated.
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  6.    01 Aug 2016 #6
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    the best tool is UnCleaner - Josh Cell Softwares very safe
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  7.    02 Aug 2016 #7
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    hi again, Ive tried it but doesnt work, there is still a very stubborn 1 GB of windows files that wont be removed.
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  8.    04 Aug 2016 #8
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    Atleast can some one confirm the remnants of the old Windows will be deleted on their own in a month? this trusted installer is really annoying I have to say...
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  9.    04 Aug 2016 #9
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    Make a bootable USB flash drive or DVD of Kyki's recovery drive and use file explorer when booted into it to delete the files:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
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