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#1 CyberDoug

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 08:52 AM

Ok, a long time ago (Year +) i changed the SID number of my system because i was trying to break some copyright (i know stupid huh?).
Having no idea what it did i went along with it, anyway long story short, ever since then there has been irregularities in the system.
I've attached a few screenshots to help.
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^Documents & Settings
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^Trying to open / delete / edit / move the folder.


As you can see there are now multiple users, but yet on the logon screen there are only 4 options as to which user you want to login as.
I know the files from my previous user still exist, becuase when i was running a virus scanner it scanned my old user and i recognised alot of the file names. There is around 16 / 17 GB of files which i cannot access or delete now.

Any help?
Is there a program that can force open files or something.
Because either i need to delete all the files, or get them off the corrupted user.

Thanks in advance.

Edited by CyberDoug, 22 March 2008 - 09:00 AM.


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Posted 22 March 2008 - 11:27 AM

You might try taking ownership of a file or folder
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
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#3 CyberDoug

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 11:34 AM

Didn't work, there is no Security tab, and i am the admin.
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Thanks for the suggestion anyway

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:23 PM

Have you tried deleting it, in Safe Mode?
How to start Windows in Safe Mode

Have you checked the folder's Properties?
Right click the folder, and select Properties.
Make sure it's not set to, Read-only.
If it is, uncheck it, click Apply, and click OK.
Now try to delete it.

Have you tried renaming the file, then deleting it?
Name it anything you want, like trash, old, useless, ........ whatever.

If none of the above works, here are a couple of programs, you can try:
Unlocker
Eraser
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 01:45 PM

Also, you'll have to boot into Safe Mode to access the security tab. This is the default behavior for XP Home - and you'd have to change a setting to get XPPro to do this - so Safe Mode is the easiest way.
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 01:58 PM

Have you tried deleting it, in Safe Mode?
How to start Windows in Safe Mode

Have you checked the folder's Properties?
Right click the folder, and select Properties.
Make sure it's not set to, Read-only.
If it is, uncheck it, click Apply, and click OK.
Now try to delete it.

Have you tried renaming the file, then deleting it?
Name it anything you want, like trash, old, useless, ........ whatever.

If none of the above works, here are a couple of programs, you can try:
Unlocker
Eraser
Delete Doctor

I haven't tried it in safe mode, so obviously i'll do that soon.
I've tried properties, only problem is that it set's itself back instantly, regardless of what i do.
I can't do ANYTHING with the folder at the moment :thumbsup:
Thanks for the help a few suggestions that i'll try out.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 03:53 PM

Ive been working on doing a very clean install of my desktop system, and i was led by another to a program which is called ERASER, i bring this up because if you download this, when your right click on items it gives you the ability to do a more secure deletion of the file, instead of just a regular delete.

Dont know if this will help you out but worth a try if your stuck.

Heres the site for the program (Scroll towards the bottom of the page) http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Comput...e_harddrive.asp

Try what the other said first in safe mode, you might even want to consider a format and reinstall your OS, since you messed with the SID.

Hope that helped, even a little.


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Posted 22 March 2008 - 09:46 PM

Hi CyberDoug, Welcome to BC, sorry to hear about your trouble though.

If all you want to do is get rid of those suckers you can always try just shredding the little buggers with SpyBot Search & Destroy... that's worked for me a time or two in the past.

BUT... you might want to know EXACTLY what's in those folders before you get rid of them because shredding = tossing into the irretrievable depths of the inter-galactic bit bucket. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 06:16 AM

I am sure once you follow the instructions as posted with booting into safe mode and taking ownership of the file, you will be able to manipulate the directories or delete them as you please.

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 10:48 AM

I am sure once you follow the instructions as posted with booting into safe mode and taking ownership of the file, you will be able to manipulate the directories or delete them as you please.

Unfortunately Safe Mode didn't work out, nor have any other so far although i really appreciate the help i have been given.
Unlocking didn't do very much except remove some "locked handles", and i when i click remove the file nothing happens.
I'm going to download the ERASER program and see if that helps me.

Again thanks for helping with this guys :flowers: :thumbsup: :trumpet:

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 11:45 AM

All I Can Think Of Is Safe Mode. If That Works To No Avail, See If You Can Try A Few Other Ways, Until The Point Of Requiring A Windows Reload. Backup All Needed Data First Obv. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 12:55 PM

All I Can Think Of Is Safe Mode. If That Works To No Avail, See If You Can Try A Few Other Ways, Until The Point Of Requiring A Windows Reload. Backup All Needed Data First Obv. :thumbsup:

As i said earlier, i can't seem to do anything with it, even in Safe Mode.
Also i can't reinstall Windows because i don't have the disk.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:39 PM

Hi CyberDoug,

So... did you try shredding those little buggers with SpyBot Search & Destroy like I suggested earlier? Like I said that works for me. I also use "Pocket Kill Box" to get rid of stubborn files

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:57 PM

What the heck, I'll add my two cents as well. Another option is to use Move on Boot to delete the file. It's very simple to use and is a free download.

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