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Can't Remove Backup Files

  1. #1


    Retired Bill Guest

    Can't Remove Backup Files

    I recently had to "REPAIR" my system due to trying to install the Win 7
    upgrade. It screwed up my PC. Repair saved all my previous files, including
    system files on my C drive. But I need the space.

    I tried to delete them but I get a message that I am not authorized. I
    tried to change the permissions but it wouldn't let me. I really need this
    file space. Am I just screwed?
    --
    Retired Boeing Bill

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  2. #2


    Guest

    Re: Can't Remove Backup Files

    From Help searching for Access Denied

    I installed a new version of Windows and now I can't open a folder.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    This problem might occur because some of your user account information has
    changed, even though your user name and password have not changed. You might
    be able to resolve the problem by taking ownership of the folder.

    To take ownership of a folder
    Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click
    Properties.

    Click the Security tab, click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.

    Click Edit. If you are prompted for an administrator password or
    confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    Click the name of the person you want to give ownership to.

    If you want that person to be the owner of files and subfolders in this
    folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.

    Click OK.



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    "Retired Bill" <RetiredBill@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:7AE9BF3A-A949-490F-84FC-DBA1CD6ABADC@newsgroup

    >I recently had to "REPAIR" my system due to trying to install the Win 7
    > upgrade. It screwed up my PC. Repair saved all my previous files,
    > including
    > system files on my C drive. But I need the space.
    >
    > I tried to delete them but I get a message that I am not authorized. I
    > tried to change the permissions but it wouldn't let me. I really need
    > this
    > file space. Am I just screwed?
    > --
    > Retired Boeing Bill

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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