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Permission required by system to delete file

Posted on 2014-08-15
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Last Modified: 2014-08-15
I am using Windows 8 64 bit. I am the only user of this  machine. I am unable to delete the Windows.old folder that I have on C drive. I keep getting the message that I require Permission from System to make changes to this Folder. Therefore I am unable to delete it. Being the only user I thought that it would be
a forgone conclusion that I am the Administrator.
Question by:Laurie Longman
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Change (take) the ownership of the folder and delete.
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Rob Miners earned 2000 total points
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See if disk cleanup will remove it for you

How do I remove the Windows.old folder


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by:Laurie Longman
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Excellent answer, quick response
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by:Rob Miners
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Your welcome :)

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