Solved

remove windows update failed folders c:\

Posted on 2010-08-13
5
327 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Have 5 folders that 18 characters long that i believe came from a unsuccessful windows update. I cannot delete these folders.
0
Comment
Question by:mdsmith52
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:marektech
ID: 33429656
Run CCleaner and see if that removes them for you:

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
Prabhaheren earned 500 total points
ID: 33429880
If you are a administrator or a local power user

Right Click each folder --) Sharing & Security --) Security--) Click Advanced--) go to the "OWNER" tab,  Select your user name --) Check below "Replace owner on Subcontainers and Objects"

Click OK.

Now you will be able to delete the folder. You had to do this individually for each folder.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mdsmith52
ID: 33436868
i don't have a security tab on this folder
i get an access denied make sure disk is not full or write protected
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Prabhaheren
ID: 33437882
  • Security tab is available only to Administrator or users with  administrative rights
  • Security can only be set in an NTFS partition
If you are an administrator to the account, then follow the steps

  1. Launch Windows Explorer or My Computer.
  2. Click on the Tools at the menu bar, then click on Folder Options.
  3. Click on View tab.
  4. In the Advanced Settings section at the bottom of the list, uncheck  and unselect (clear the tick) on the “Use simple file sharing  (Recommended)” check box.
  5. Click OK.
Another way is REGEDIT

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
 Key: Software\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
 Name: Nosecuritytab
 Type: REG_DWORD
 Value: 1

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:mdsmith52
ID: 33441585
the user account was an adm inistrator but w/n allow a security change
safe mode to an administrator account did the trick
0

Featured Post

The Ultimate Checklist to Optimize Your Website

Websites are getting bigger and complicated by the day. Video, images, custom fonts are all great for showcasing your product/service. But the price to pay in terms of reduced page load times and ultimately, decreased sales, can lead to some difficult decisions about what to cut.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

cPanel is a Unix based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site. cPanel utilizes a 3 tier structure that provides functionality for administrators, rese…
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question