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I've noticed that I had a couple of folders on some of my drives that has been around for a long while that has some sort of user setting from an unknown user. Some folders date back to way before my re-formats under XP.
I read somewhere about due to the NTFS that its a security thing and possibly from my old user accounts from back then.

Is there a possible way to remove them?



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Just remove them as you would. Basically yes its due to the wipes without full formatting etc and the code is the unique guid of the old user account


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ok. Unfortunately, I'm not able to. The only thing I can think of is use a linux live disk and remove them.



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ok. Unfortunately, I'm not able to. The only thing I can think of is use a linux live disk and remove them.
Do you get an error or?
What OS are/were you running?
A live CD definitely should not be needed as I have reset ACLs tons of times using windows.


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You probably need to take ownership of the folders/files as the unknown may be owner now.
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ya. The Live disk shows me whats in there and they are useless stuff. I thought I deleted it with a linux live disk, but apparently it just transferred them to a .ds.trash folder which since I'm not as proficient with linux, I assume its the linux version of a recycle bin.
I don't know exactly how to take ownership back from one that is there already.
Also, I'd say it had to be XP. The only other thing I could think of would be is if it was during my Vista days and all the issues it gave me with my video card and I had vista and XP dual booted.

And its the error where it says "You don't have permission to access this folder"



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