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.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Don V Black
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 3:11 PM
Subject: How to delete old cygwin directories on W2K?
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
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?
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