Delete Windows® 7 File System
How to delete File System from Windows 7 File system
Often some situation arises which requires a user to either delete or overwrite a system file in Windows 7. At that time you will quickly notice that you are unable to delete system files. This is because Windows system files are owned by Trusted Installer service by default. Well, in order to delete the stubborn files from Windows 7 what you need to do is to take ownership of files and folders and give yourself the rights to delete or modify the file.
You have to do all of that just to be able to rename, delete or edit these files and folders. Let’s take you through some of the easy tips or steps to help you reach a long way in deleting File system from Windows7:
Take own command
Select the files you need to change
Check off Replace owner
Click on user name
First you need to open an administrator Command prompt by typing command into the start menu search box. Mind you to take the ownership of the file, you will need to use the take own command. Only this will give you the ownership of the files. But in order to delete you have to run ‘cacls command’ to give yourself full control rights to the file.
You need to go to the folder or set of files that you need to change. Just right click on them followed by choosing properties. Next you need to click on security tab and then click on advanced button at the bottom. This will straightly ask you to click on the owner tab and you will find that the current owner is Trusted Installer. Now click on the Edit button and choose who would you like tp change the owner, either your account or the Administrators.
If need be you can also check off Replace owners on sub containers and objects if you need to delete more than one files in a folder. So just go ahead and click Ok, you will find the current owner is the account you picked. Now, again click on the security tab but instead of clicking on Advanced, you require to click the Edit button.
Finally you need to click on the user name on the list that you want the change the permission for, which should be the same as who you change the current owner too. If user name remains absent in the list, just click Add, type in the name followed by clicking OK.
Hope these tips will assist you deleting those files without any ‘UAC messages’ that were restricting you in doing such deeds.
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