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Old 10-15-2004, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey peeps,

I previously had WinXP Home and I done a clean install of WinXP Pro, my old user account folder is still in the Documents and Settings folder and I cannot delete it. It just says Access Denied. If anyone knows how I can delete it, help would be greatly appiciated.

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Old 10-15-2004, 06:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sign in as adminstator in safe mode

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Old 10-15-2004, 06:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea i tried that but still no luck. thanks for ya response mate.
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Old 10-15-2004, 07:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Try looking at your privileges you my need to change them to delete it.
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yeah while in safe mode right click the files click properties and set the priviledges
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Old 10-15-2004, 07:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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sorry but you didn't do a clean install. The folder would be gone if that was the case. Anyway, the owner of the folder is not set properly so you need to take ownership of it to delete it.
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Old 10-15-2004, 11:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yep Inaris is right, take ownership to get access
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