Removing failed install folders


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Allen Drake

After a few failed fresh win7 installs I have windows folders that
were created and no longer used but I am unable to delete them. I am
logged on as Administrator but get a message that I must have
administrator rights which I do. Can anyone tell me what I am missing
here?

Thanks.

Al
 
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Allen Drake

After a few failed fresh win7 installs I have windows folders that
were created and no longer used but I am unable to delete them. I am
logged on as Administrator but get a message that I must have
administrator rights which I do. Can anyone tell me what I am missing
here?

Thanks.

Al
I wanted to add that I have tried recommended fixes mentioned here:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...-getting/ac9ebc1c-b5c8-4203-8c43-f96c1892250a

But still have not been able to remove several folders. I have
searched and found the same methods that just don't work for me.

I started out by doing a clean install of Win7 on a new HDD which
took several attempts until I got it right. I can rename the folders
but just can't remove them.

I thank anyone that can help me with a solution.

Regards.

Al.
 
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Ed Cryer

After a few failed fresh win7 installs I have windows folders that
were created and no longer used but I am unable to delete them. I am
logged on as Administrator but get a message that I must have
administrator rights which I do. Can anyone tell me what I am missing
here?

Thanks.

Al
Right click on the folder, Properties, Security, Permissions.
Let us know how the permissions are set.

Ed
 
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Allen

After a few failed fresh win7 installs I have windows folders that
were created and no longer used but I am unable to delete them. I am
logged on as Administrator but get a message that I must have
administrator rights which I do. Can anyone tell me what I am missing
here?

Thanks.

Al
What are the names of these folders? That might help thr potential
helpers who know more than you and me.
Allen
 
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Allen Drake

Right click on the folder, Properties, Security, Permissions.
Let us know how the permissions are set.

Ed
Hi Ed and thanks for the response. I read the instructions carefully
many times and changed ownership from System to Administrator and
everything looked fine. I even tried creating a new name logging on
with a password so I have ownership with full control. I always get to
the same point when trying to delete the folder with a report that I
can not delete.
 
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Ed Cryer

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Yousuf Khan

After a few failed fresh win7 installs I have windows folders that
were created and no longer used but I am unable to delete them. I am
logged on as Administrator but get a message that I must have
administrator rights which I do. Can anyone tell me what I am missing
here?

Thanks.

Al
Usually you'll have to use Disk Cleanup to remove those old folders.
Somebody else seems to have posted the instructions for that here. Check
it out.

Yousuf Khan
 
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Unk

I wanted to add that I have tried recommended fixes mentioned here:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...-getting/ac9ebc1c-b5c8-4203-8c43-f96c1892250a

But still have not been able to remove several folders. I have
searched and found the same methods that just don't work for me.

I started out by doing a clean install of Win7 on a new HDD which
took several attempts until I got it right. I can rename the folders
but just can't remove them.

I thank anyone that can help me with a solution.

Regards.

Al.
Download and burn Hiren's BootCD
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/

Boot to it and select "Mini Windows". Delete the folders from there.

Unk
 
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Allen Drake

Usually you'll have to use Disk Cleanup to remove those old folders.
Somebody else seems to have posted the instructions for that here. Check
it out.

Yousuf Khan
Thank you Yousuf.
 
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