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Cannot delete file in C drive.

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  • Started 4 years ago by Diablos
  • Latest reply from silhouttejames
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Hi there. So, my issue is that I have this file in my C drive that I cannot delete. The file name is 386ee783362b5c2392. Originally it had a lock symbol on it, but I managed to get that to go away. It says I have full permission to do what I wish... But I still can't seem to be able to delete it. It says I need permission from SYSTEM to delete the file. Please help.

Posted 4 years ago
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Diablos, hi.

Unless you're assured that files in that folder are causing issues then yes make sure you're signed in with an admin account and attempt to delete it, otherwise I wouldn't touch it.

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 800

Follow This Article

Then once followed, find the folder, right click, take ownership.

Just beware, I have told you how to do it, but as CompWiz said, deleting files you don't know what they do, is a recipe for disaster.

If it bothers you that much, right click it, once taking ownership, then check hidden, then you can't see it!


Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 53

I have the same problem... although in my case it's a folder with similar name that contains a bunch of eula files in .rtf format presumably created by Visual Studio and that I can't delete. (the weird thing is that for some reason this folder also got into my external HDD. I did not try to take ownership. However I went into the lusrmgr.msc and activated the administrator account, logged in to this account and tried to delete the folder and for some reason I still did not have the rights to do that... I'm going to try take ownership as described in the folder if that doesn't work my next move is to install Linux partition and go "sudo rm -rf " on that folder`s ass. Because while I could accept VS creating that crap on the same HDD that it is being installed on.. to spread it everywhere is a step to far...

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 20

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Posted 4 years ago

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