How to delete old cygwin directories on W2K?
Don V Black
Fri Jul 30 07:02:00 GMT 2004
I can take ownership of the directories,
but no of the 'Shortcut's within the directories.
I get the message
"You only have permission to view the current security information on
Note I can nly view, not change any security. It seems that "S-1-5-21-1844
is the owner of the 'Shortcuts'.
At 03:54 PM 7/29/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>If you are logged on as administrator, can you take ownership of these
>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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