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Must delete files owned by SYSTEM and TrustedInstaller RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everyone

    I tried to take ownership of the entire system drive (c:\).  I could not get everything that way.  I need to delete old server stuff (e.g. inetpub)  and just can't do it.  I am running out of space on C: (somewhat old machine).  I tried to create a VHD, but that is not being recognized as part of C: even though it is mounted in s C: folder.  I also tried renaming inetpub etc, but that didn't trick the system at all.

    I suppose I could copy everything off the disk and repartition it, but I would rather not.

    Can someone suggest something that would help? 

    Thanks in advance

    LA Breene

    Sunday, September 27, 2015 7:31 PM

Answers

  • I would suggest you to use windows clean-up, messing with system files/folder might have some unwanted consequences. 

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by LA Breene Tuesday, October 6, 2015 1:16 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by LA Breene Tuesday, October 6, 2015 1:16 AM
    • Marked as answer by LA Breene Tuesday, October 6, 2015 1:18 AM
    Monday, September 28, 2015 12:22 AM
  • Hi,

    Don’t do that, if some problem occurs, it would be disastrous. As mentioned by arnavsharma please run disk clean up or try extending your C drive.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/delete-files-using-disk-cleanup#delete-files-using-disk-cleanup=windows-8

    Regards,

    D. Wu


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    • Marked as answer by LA Breene Tuesday, October 6, 2015 1:18 AM
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 4:12 AM
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  • I would suggest you to use windows clean-up, messing with system files/folder might have some unwanted consequences. 

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by LA Breene Tuesday, October 6, 2015 1:16 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by LA Breene Tuesday, October 6, 2015 1:16 AM
    • Marked as answer by LA Breene Tuesday, October 6, 2015 1:18 AM
    Monday, September 28, 2015 12:22 AM
  • Hi,

    Don’t do that, if some problem occurs, it would be disastrous. As mentioned by arnavsharma please run disk clean up or try extending your C drive.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/delete-files-using-disk-cleanup#delete-files-using-disk-cleanup=windows-8

    Regards,

    D. Wu


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by LA Breene Tuesday, October 6, 2015 1:18 AM
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 4:12 AM
    Moderator
  • I am new to this, but the reason i tried doing the above was to reclaim space.  I know it is not prudent to do this, and i had tried clean up but that didn't work.  >>> "Odd behavior of TrustedInstaller Owned File Protection" >>> confirmed what I found.

    Thanks

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 1:30 AM