Re: Way Off Topic!!!

Kevin Cussick

there is a program that should do it. but the same as you it was made buy Cedric someone and might be called unlocker or something like that will take a look threw some programs when I have some time.

On 09/07/2017 10:10, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.I wrote:
There used to be a program that could delete anything you liked. The way it worked was it presented you with locked or files protected in various ways. You selected them and then it rebooted the computer via some low level, ie non Microsoft system and deleted what you had told it by accessing a text file you had saved vai the program. Unfortunately and this is the really annoying part I cannot remember what it was called but it did give dire warnings about using it to remove files that might be used by windows and then the machine would not reboot.
It used to work well in XP and the dire Vista, but not bothered with it since as now drives are so huge that a little bit of wasted space is not really an issue any more.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos" <gmjc341961@...>
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Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2017 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Way Off Topic!!!


When I try to delete them with file explorer. Or, for that matter,
any other file management software. When trying to use the
wipe/shred/destroy function I get a file not accessible/file does not
exist/file not available error messages!

So, I guess I'm stuck with having all those windows.old files on my

Today I upgraded from win8.1 to win10 and the windows.old family
has now grown to seven directories!

I have been using PCs since the days of DOS 4.0 to the present and
this one is very hard to understand why it's happening?

Thank You! For all your help!

On 7/8/2017 1:08 PM, Gene wrote:
I'm sure there is a way to delete them without using Windows cleanup.
You don't have to reformat just to get rid of such folders. Have you
tried deleting them using Windows Explorer? If that doesn't work,
there are utilities that allow files to be deleted that are being kept
from doing so by the operating system showing them as in use when they
Others may have more information.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Carlos <mailto:gmjc341961@...>
*Sent:* Saturday, July 08, 2017 1:24 PM
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*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Way Off Topic!!!


The windows.old directories will not go away no matter how I try to
get rid of them with disk cleanup!

Disk cleanup sees them and the check box is checked for deleting.
However! Disk cleanup seems to be unable/unwilling to delete them!

I currently have four windows.old on the root directory. That is
why I may need to do a fresh/clean install of any windows OS and for
that there needs to be a disk reformat!

Being blind and living alone really s___s!!!

Thank You! for reading my message!

On 7/8/2017 10:36 AM, Chris Mullins wrote:
Could you give an example of a folder theat will not go away?


-----Original Message-----
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[] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 8 July 2017 14:38
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Subject: Re: [nvda] Way Off Topic!!!


I am using disk cleanup with the run as admin choice on the
context menu. However, some things just refuse to go away no matter
what I do!

It is as if something locks them and does not let them be >

I am the only one on my PC. So, I have the user access
control set to zero. And, I keep myself logged in as admin all the time.

Thank You! For your response!

On 7/8/2017 5:28 AM, Chris Mullins wrote:
When you run disk clean up are you doing so in admin mode as old
system files will not be removed unless you are.


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: 8 July 2017 10:39
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Subject: [nvda] Way Off Topic!!!

Hello All:

How can a totally blind person format a hard disk without
sighted help?

I would like to be able to install windows on a freshly
formatted drive.

For some unknown reason when installing a new version of
windows it will always leave old junk behind! And, it does not matter
if you use disk cleanup to clean out unwanted leftover files. When
you use any file explorer to look at the root directory you will see
that old junk which should have been cleaned is still there!

Thank You! For all your helpful suggestions!!!

Carlos Gonzalez - Los Angeles, CA. - gmjc341961@...

Carlos Gonzalez - Los Angeles, CA. - gmjc341961@...

Carlos Gonzalez - Los Angeles, CA. - gmjc341961@...

Carlos Gonzalez - Los Angeles, CA. - gmjc341961@...

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