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#1 omniskillz

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 05:21 PM

Ok,Im using XP Home and I have had to re-instal my computer several times.Each time it left the old documents.And there using up so much dick space.Problem is there ristrected and Im guessing because theres a password on them.but it wont let me type in a pass,just a info screne saying Im not allowed to access.Is there anyway to bypass the restriction and delet the folder.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 06:20 PM

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.

If that doesn't work, there are a couple of programs, you can try:
Eraser
Unlocker
Delete Doctor

There's also this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article that might be helpful:
How To Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
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#3 omniskillz

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 06:40 PM

THANK YOU!

I would say i love you...but


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Posted 13 May 2006 - 07:19 PM

You're quite welcome, omniskillz.
I'll take the handshake. :thumbsup:
Which one, worked for you?
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#5 omniskillz

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 07:36 PM

actually turned out neither folder had anything...so my problem lyes elsewhere...BTW nice foxfire pic

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 07:51 PM

What exactly, is your problem?
Maybe some one here can help you.
Give as many details as possible.
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#7 omniskillz

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 04:34 PM

um...idk...out of 57 gigs i have 2...and i know im not usin that much...i had to redo my comp many times...and the only thing i can think is those files i cant delete(still non of the programs work)...and i cant get ownership of them...my comp is soooo messed up...yet its a neccesity for my work...i just need to find out whats causing all my gigs to be gone...wether its a comp problem or some file i cant find

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 05:57 PM

You could try setting your search facility in windows to look for files over a certain size, say, 1Mb.
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Posted 14 May 2006 - 07:15 PM

You can download Spacemonger and find out what's using the space. One thing you might do is reset the System Restore size - by default it uses 10% of your drive because it was invented when drives were smaller. I usually set it to about 1.5 GB. (Windows Key + Pause Key, System Restore tab. Drag slider until you have the desired amount.)

To use Spacemonger, it needs to be somewhere on your computer. Double-click it. When the program opens, choose "open" and then the C: drive. It will show you graphically what's taking up space.

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 02:39 PM

Thanks Ill try spacemonger...will it look in restricted files?...oh...well ill find out i guess




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