Please help in deleting inaccessible folders in Windows XP

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Hello experts! This is my problem. After installing Windows XP, I realized afterwards that some folders in My Documents and Settings became inaccessible. I don’t know how to fix this. Can you give me instructions on deleting accessible folders so that I could do it myself without losing my important files? Lots of thanks…

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Answered By 0 points N/A #163576

Please help in deleting inaccessible folders in Windows XP

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Hi Johnny Thompson, I search some solution that may help your problem.

You can delete those files on the startup options.

Before startup appears to tap or click F8 or Del then now you can choose and delete files you want.

You may also take the folder ownership and can delete it after doing that.

1. Click on Start>My Computer>Tools>Folder Options>View Tab>Advanced Settings.

2. Uncheck the box (Use Simple File Sharing) and after that click OK.

3. Then go to the inaccessible folder you want to delete. Right click it and then click on Properties.

4. Click on Security Tab>Advanced>Owner tab.

5. Change into Administrator and also check (replace owner on sub containers and objects. Then click OK.

Hope this information helps.

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #163577

Please help in deleting inaccessible folders in Windows XP

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Hi Johnny Thompson,

You must be careful about deleting some inaccessible files on your computer because some of them are using by your system or system files. If the file is used by other programs then you must close it using task manager.

It the case has encrypted files then you have to take ownership of the parent folder where the files reside. You can also use EFS to automatically encrypt your data from your hard disk.

 

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