Help with deleting Cygwin shortcuts

Peter Rehley
Wed Feb 9 07:54:00 GMT 2005

On Feb 8, 2005, at 5:23 PM, Ivan Lenev wrote:

> Hello!
> Can someone help me with deleting all the files from the
> \Cygwin directory?
> I was able to delete about 99% of the files in the
> directories, but some files stated that they cannot be
> deleted because "Access is Denied. Make sure the disk is
> not full or write protected." I tried everything from 'Safe
> Mode' to deleting with Cmd. All of these files are
> Shortcuts to some other files. Ex. d:\cygwin\etc\hosts
> cannot be deleted.
> I even tried cutting them into the recycle bin. I am also
> sure that the shortcuts are not used by any programs or
> services.
> Any help would be appreciated!!!
> -Ivan Lenev
Have you tried change or looking at the permissions on the shortcuts?

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