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Deleting "undeletable" folders & files-Windows 8

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#1 medab1


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:08 AM


I have Windows 8.

I had trouble getting rid of Bing Desktop.

I finally got rid of everything but one folder.

Even though I got Bing as a Windows Update, Microsoft said they couldn't help me.

I tried uninstalling on reboot apps.

I tried renaming it.

It also would not let me take ownership or give me permissions over it at all.

No matter what I did, "Full Control" and all the other options were grayed out & unusable.

There was a "USER" in the permissions box with a long string of numbers.

"Account Unknown(5-1-15-2-508114518....." and 20 more numbers !

This was the cause.

I was in despair.

I had moved it to the Desktop & put it in a folder.

I Zipped it & tried to delete the Zip file.

It wouldn't let me.

I put the Zipped version into the folder with the original file.

I stared at it for a while & got an idea.

I right clicked it chose Properties.

Then I Compressed it "to save file space".

It actually Compressed.

I dropped it in the Recycle Bin & emptied it & it was gone !

See this screen shot:


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#2 Grinler


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

Thanks for the info.

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