can't delete a big folder in Windows 8.1 and it said I need system permission

Dear all,

right now I have my laptop HDD recovered by TI WD edition, and once I start the PC by the recovered Windows 8.1 I see the folder created by TI and that one is huge in size and I know  Idon't need the old files any more and I can just delete it.

but when I delete it, it said I need SYSTEM Permission to delete it, how come and how can I fix it? I am the only user of that laptop !
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Asked:
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jerseysamCommented:
Have you taken ownership of that folder and adjusted security permisisons on that folder accordingly?

Folder was created probably not by yourself as such and so you need to take ownership and full control to delete.

Failing that try to delete in safe mode?
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
"Have you taken ownership of that folder and adjusted security permisisons on that folder accordingly?"

just toke and it seems better, but some file still can't be delete and it said it needs the permission from a user, who is me who logged in !

"Failing that try to delete in safe mode?"

good ! statement, let me try
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
safe mode can't !
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
it seems I need to take the ownership AGAIN in safe mode, which I don't know why !
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
it now said the file name is too long for destination, but these file don't allow me to change the name, how can I focus Windows 8.1 to delete it permanently ?
jerseysamCommented:
Hold down shift and then delete
rindiCommented:
Try using the cleanup wizard to remove old updates and other things you don't use anymore.
Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
Boot from either a knoppix or Ubuntu distribution (from usb) and delete that way. Use a Linux distribution like knoppix and the universal usb installer from pendrivelinux.com.

See this page

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/install-knoppix-6-to-a-usb-flash-drive-in-windows/
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
jerseysam,

I am trying

rindi,

where is the cleanup wizard?

thomos,

so that one is a bootable linux OS and it boot to an linux platform, and it can see Windows partition ?
rindiCommented:
Right click "This PC", select "Manage", click on "Disk Management", in the graphic right click the disk which you want to clean and select "Properties", and under the "General" tab you have "Disk Cleanup", which is the Cleanup Wizard.
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
jerseysam,

it doens't work.
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
rindi,

it doesn't work .
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
it keep saying file name too long !
rindiCommented:
What doesn't work? Error message when you run the cleanup wizard please.
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
it keep saying file name too long to go to the destination !  I think is the recycle bin but I already agree to delete it permanently !
rindiCommented:
The cleanup wizard doesn't show that type of message. Are you sure you ran the cleanup wizard?
Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
@marrowyoung

Yes. And the instructions on the linked page walk you through creating a bootable USB drive with the iso.
marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
rindi,

yeah, I complete that.

Thomas Zucker-Scharff,

hard to believe that I have to create a linux boot disk,
Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
I use them often,  so I have a multiboot usb (made with SARDU - see this article:  

Http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/3038/Boot-Disks-UBCD4Win-and-SARDU.html 

The article refers to SARDU v2.x the newest version is different (v3.x) and better,  IMHO.

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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
great !
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