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Getting permission to delete files/folders RRS feed

  • Question

  • Somehow I have loaded all of my programs twice on my C-drive and I have run out of hard drive space.  When I try to delete one of the folders, I am told that I cannot do so without permission of the trusted installer.  Please tell me how to delete this folder.  I am the sole user of this computer so I should be the administrator and able to delete files.  I am using Windows 10.
    • Edited by 417144 Tuesday, October 6, 2015 8:24 PM
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 8:12 PM

Answers

  • 1. Seems like installer servis keep the proces. Stop service before deleting.

    2. Start deleting with something that is not kept.

    3. Sometimes deleting temporary files helps (IE and other).

    4. There is a good rule - let at least 15% free space if possible.

    M.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 8:31 PM
  • Hi 417144,

    Please take a try with the disk cleanup tool first.

    Delete files using Disk Cleanup

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

    Yes we could manually delete the files, but it is not recommended, which would cause the application (or the system) stop working properly.

    If disk cleanup is not enough, consider to run Disk defragmentation.

    Disk defragmentation is the process of consolidating fragmented data on a volume (such as a hard disk or a storage device) so it will work more efficiently.

    If you insist to delete the file and you are good at it, the nwe may consider take onwership first, then change the permission and delete as we want.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753659.aspx

    Regards


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    Thursday, October 8, 2015 9:33 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • 1. Seems like installer servis keep the proces. Stop service before deleting.

    2. Start deleting with something that is not kept.

    3. Sometimes deleting temporary files helps (IE and other).

    4. There is a good rule - let at least 15% free space if possible.

    M.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 8:31 PM
  • Hi 417144,

    Please take a try with the disk cleanup tool first.

    Delete files using Disk Cleanup

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

    Yes we could manually delete the files, but it is not recommended, which would cause the application (or the system) stop working properly.

    If disk cleanup is not enough, consider to run Disk defragmentation.

    Disk defragmentation is the process of consolidating fragmented data on a volume (such as a hard disk or a storage device) so it will work more efficiently.

    If you insist to delete the file and you are good at it, the nwe may consider take onwership first, then change the permission and delete as we want.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753659.aspx

    Regards


    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.

    Thursday, October 8, 2015 9:33 AM
    Moderator