How to delete old cygwin directories on W2K?

Armbrust, Daniel C.
Fri Jul 30 05:39:00 GMT 2004

If you are logged on as administrator, can you take ownership of these directories?

After you own them, you should be able to remove them.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Don V Black
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 3:11 PM
Subject: How to delete old cygwin directories on W2K?

Hi -

I have a couple of backup CYGWIN directories on my hard drive
that I cannot remove even when I logon as "Administrator".

I had a disk crash and was forced to restore the W2K system
onto a new harddrive.  I used the old drive (120GB) as a data
disk. The old drive contains the old CYGWIN directories which
I now cannot delete.

Windows Explorer displays the properties of these directories.
I cannot change the READ-ONLY status of the "Shorcuts" in
these directories.
The 'security' allows read and or execute only, no write, modify
or delete.  The owner is "S-1-5-21-184423 ... "

How do I delete these directories?

  - Kind Regards,

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