Thursday, February 28, 2013

Delete Previous OS files

I installed Windows 8 OS and Windows 7 OS files were moved as E drive and occupied nearly 70 GB in HDD. I tried to delete the files and unable to remove completely. I was able to rename the folder, but unable to delete many files.

Got the help from this post - How to Delete Undeletable Files in Windows 7 By Sandip Dedhia

Used commands to delete folder:
takeown /f Old_C_dir /r /d y icacls Old_C_dir /grant administrators:F /t

1 comment:

Robert P. Calfee said...

This post is probably where I got the most useful information for my research. Thanks for posting, maybe we can see more on this.
Are you aware of any other websites on this