How do I delete crashed cygwin/x directories on W2K?

Don V Black
Sat Jul 31 17:57:00 GMT 2004

Earle -

You were right, thanks. The solution is logged below so
that it can be searched for in the archives.

At 04:37 PM 7/30/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>For undeletable files first run chkdsk /f on the drive and
>make sure it's clean.  Then try the steps listed in the MS KB
>article linked below, especially the subinacl command
>and the del \\?\ suggestions.
>"You cannot delete a file or a folder on an NTFS file system volume"
The subinacl command resolved the problem by letting me change
the owner to Administrator.  The solution is described under the
"Combinations of causes" heading:;en-us;320081

I then successfully deleted the offending files.

>At 03:49 PM 7/30/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>>I have a couple of CYGWIN/X directories on my hard drive
>>that I cannot remove even when I logon as "Administrator".
>>...Note that I can only view, not change any security.  It seems that
>>"S-1-5-21-1844 ... ", which was most likely created by the installation
>>procedure, is the owner of the 'Shortcuts' files in the directories.
>-Earle F. Philhower, III
>  cdrlabel - ZipLabel - FlpLabel

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