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    Deleting Vista

    I have 2 Hard Drives in my machine. XP installed on my master and Vista on my slave. I had to reformat my master and put XP back on. I lost the ability to boot into Vista. Rather than fix the boot.ini on XP and bcdedit on Vista, I thought, I'd reclaim the space on my slave drive because I don't use Vista.

    The only problem is I can't delete certain folders on the 2nd drive. I keep getting "Access is denied"

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    Program Files (x86)
    System Volume Information
    Recylcer
    $Recycle Bin

    I tried using Unlocker, getting System priveledges, still no luck.

    I know I could format the drive, but I have another folder that holds about 100Gb of data and I don't wanna have to start copying it all else where.

    So, how can I delete these files from within XP? As far as I was aware, XP shouldn't need to care about those folders, because they belong to Vista.

    So, how can I reclaim my space?

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    Re: Deleting Vista

    tried taking ownership of the folders from the root of the drive?

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    Re: Deleting Vista

    How can I do that in XP?

    EDIT: I see, I have to turn off Simple File Sharing. I'll try that once I get home.

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    Re: Deleting Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom7000
    How can I do that in XP?

    EDIT: I see, I have to turn off Simple File Sharing. I'll try that once I get home.
    Yeah i was going to suggest taht you trying doing that, but i guess you figured that out before i could post. Hopefully it works for you.



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