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Removing "ProgramData" and Windows folders 
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Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:55
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Post Removing "ProgramData" and Windows folders
Hi,

I accidentally made a copy of some Windows system folders to my temp folder and for some unknown reason from hell (i.e. MSFT security design) I'm now unable to delete the files.

I guess Windows 7 is making my laptop thing it is HAL-9000, as I try to delete the files, Windows 7 tries to protect the "System files" from deletion. Tried ACLs, online suggestions and nothing worked.

I now mounted the beast under Linux and to my surprise HAL-9000 is still winning with NTFS-3G telling me "Operation not supported" when I try to delete these files.

Is there anything I can to do delete this thing other than formatting the disk? I'm afraid that if I try to do that, HAL-9000 may decide to delete me... :-)


Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:00
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Post Re: Removing "ProgramData" and Windows folders
Hi,

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I accidentally made a copy of some Windows system folders to my temp folder and for some unknown reason from hell (i.e. MSFT security design) I'm now unable to delete the files.

Do you mean you cannot delete the copies made in the temp folder ? Windows will obviously not allow you to delete the "ProgramData" and "Windows" folder.
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I now mounted the beast under Linux and to my surprise HAL-9000 is still winning with NTFS-3G telling me "Operation not supported" when I try to delete these files

Please give an example (a single file, show the full path to the file and your delete command).
Also, please show the ntfs-3g version you used (type the command "ntfs-3g -help"), and how you mounted the Windows partition (post the the mount command).

Regards

Jean-Pierre


Sat Oct 27, 2012 14:04
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