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Discus and support Trying to remove 'old' system files after a re-install - in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi Forum.After a recent re-install which went badly due to an undiscovered hardware fault - now resolved I was left with a whole bunch on Windows.old... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Annie_M56, May 12, 2021.

  1. Annie_M56 Win User

    Trying to remove 'old' system files after a re-install -


    Hi Forum.After a recent re-install which went badly due to an undiscovered hardware fault - now resolved I was left with a whole bunch on Windows.old folders about 5 versions containing the old/failed Windows structures. I was able to delete all my old files from the last 2, but the System files Program, Common, Windows etc. folders. Try as I might these remaining files will not delete due to file & folder permissions. I have tried using the File Explorer delete options, but am prevented fom taking ownership, also tried taking ownership & deleting using CMD as administr

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    Annie_M56, May 12, 2021
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  2. Vesao Win User

    Remove account

    I suggest you backup your personalized files first before removing the account.
    To delete an account, follow these steps:
    1. Press WIN + X keys and click Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    2. Type the following command and press Enter. Replace test with the name of your sister's account. Code:
     
    Vesao, May 12, 2021
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  3. Installation Problems

    so did it install any files? check in add/remove programs and see if its listed there,if it is removbe it and reboot and try again good luck*Toast :toast:
     
    Athlon2K15, May 12, 2021
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  4. Trying to remove 'old' system files after a re-install -

    old email addresses

    Thank you for updating me HA.111

    Here is the step to remove that old email address.

    Start typing an email address into the “To” field. As soon as you see the old email address being recommended as one of the potential candidates, use the down arrow key to scroll through the list of suggestions. Once you highlight the old email address, type the delete key. In many cases, this will actually remove the entry not only from the current list of suggestions but from future suggestions as well. You may even find that as you mouse over the drop-down list the highlighted item will have an “x” to explicitly allow you to delete it.

    Just do this step and your good to go.

    Continue to have an escellent day HA.111

    Best regards,

    Anthony C. De Jesus

    Independent Advisor
     
    Anthony1129, May 12, 2021
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