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Cant delete files

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December 30, 2011 7:28:07 AM

ok i have 5 hdds up right now

c:\ - 120gb ssd
e:\ - 250gb hdd from 2006
f:\ - 1.5tb back up drive for G basicly
g:\ - 1.5tb drive that use to be my c
i:\ - 750gb usb drive that was never a main hdd

every drive but i use to have an os on it.

im going through F because i have very little space and decided i am never going back to a hdd boot. i am deleteing every applications i installed to the drive for the g drive when it was c and every game i am no longer going to play.

than i came to folders i cant delete, because i dont have "premission" or im not "administrator"

I am the administrator, and I never touched those once with this install...
one thing im trying to get rid of is the sony folder, which everquest is installed to. but i cant...

what the hell is going on? i have NEVER had this happen before to me with the exceptions that a program was actually running...

is this seriously telling me that i cant recover gb's of space for no good reason?

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a b $ Windows 7
December 30, 2011 7:38:05 AM

why don't you just format the drive ....... not reformat but format. right click on the drive letter.
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December 30, 2011 8:16:41 AM

because it still has files on it that i cant move off the drive due to lack of space.

all of these drives are less than 10gb left on it, besides the ssd witch is boot only, and the f drive, which only has space because i didnt keep up an up to date backup of everything.

i need to remove files, any kind of format is not an option.
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a b $ Windows 7
December 30, 2011 8:19:00 AM

Right click >>>Properties>>>Security tab>>> and check the permissions.
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a b $ Windows 7
December 30, 2011 8:42:18 AM

you either need to buy a new disc or move stuff to a cd and then wipe the drive.
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a b $ Windows 7
December 30, 2011 10:11:00 AM

this should let you delete them--usually does the trick

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-o...
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a b $ Windows 7
December 30, 2011 10:40:42 AM

did you try to make a new file...... drag the file you want to delete into it and then delete the new file ?
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December 30, 2011 11:03:47 AM

This thread made me laugh.


Edit: If F drive is backup for G then format it. Also i cant seem to imagine the average user using more than 2 TB of data.(Too much you know what)

But to help your problem, change the permissions for the file, or download malwarebytes free. It has a fileassassin tool which deletes files that are "locked". =o
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December 30, 2011 11:07:47 AM

take ownership did the trick. thanks.
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December 30, 2011 11:10:28 AM

Best answer selected by alidan.
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a b $ Windows 7
December 30, 2011 11:12:45 AM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr.
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