How do I delete old cygwin directories on W2K?
Don V Black
Fri Jul 30 22:49:00 GMT 2004
Good idea, except that my dual boot version of RH Linux on that
machine does not support the NTFS file structure that is on
the 120GB HD.
Can the person who wrote the CYGWIN install utility answer this
At 09:28 AM 7/30/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>I think Linux will not honour Windows permissions, so you can try mounting
>the partition in Linux.
>Don V Black wrote:
>>Hi Again -
>>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 ... "
>>I can take ownership of the directories, but not of the 'Shortcut's
>>within the directories. I get the message
>>"You only have permission to view the current security information on
>>Note that I can only view, not change any security. It seems that
>>"S-1-5-21-1844 ... "
>>is the owner of the 'Shortcuts'.
>>How do I delete these directories?
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