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How to delete a windows 5.1, XP system folder

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Last response: in Windows XP
May 2, 2011 5:46:12 PM

Hello, for some reason a folder for one of the users containing My documents etc wont delete as it says it is a windows system folder. How do I delete this folder as I've moved the data to an external drive as I'm almost out of memory?

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May 13, 2011 5:37:54 PM

Have you tried deleting the user first from Control Panel - Users ?
There is an app. called Unlocker.exe, try, it will unlock and delete any files so be careful.
May 16, 2011 5:24:00 PM

Are you moving user directories from Documents and Settings, or just My Documents? Never move the Documents and Settings folders fully, it contains a ton of hidden and system files. You can rediect some folders like My Documents and Favorites though. Just get a larger drive, and use the external drive for back-ups. Better idea anyway unless you have a back0up drive already.
May 20, 2011 6:33:20 PM

Documents and Settings also has a Temp and Temp Internet folders along with History, you want to empty those for all users.