Re: Windows Vista system files
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Subject: Re: Windows Vista system files
Date: 3/6/2007 12:07:32 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Windows Vista system files posted by
Well, it is likely a combination of three things that is preventing you from deleting the files.
1) You may need to "take ownership" of the files. (you need to be an member of the local administrators group). This can be done from the propetries->security of the root folder in question and applied to all sub folders and files. Search for "take ownership" at microsoft.com.
2) You may need to give yourself full access permissions on the folders and files. To do this you need to take ownership in step 1. This also can be done from the propetries->security of the root folder in question and applied to all sub folders and files.
3) Finally you may need to remove the hidden and system file attributes. You may need to do step 2 to be able to change attributes. The only way I know to change attributes in XP is from the command prompt. Run the command:
attrib -s -h filename.txt
where filename.txt is the file you want to delete - * or *.* will select all files/folders in the current directory. There are /S and /D switches to the command to process folders and sub folders/files. Search microsoft.com for "attrib" for info.
Once you have removed the system and hidden attributes you should be able to delete the files.
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