How to Delete...Vista Files...Wit Out Formatin...

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  1. Chindi_Chor

    Chindi_Chor New Member

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    i hv installed Vista In G Drive...NTFS 40 GB...

    i cant Delete Vista Files...It SHowzz.. Error..i e : Sum files r Usin..

    so how to Del....wit out Formatin..


    tanxx Chindi...Chor...
     
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    If u r trying to delete the files/folders while the VISTA is running, then its not possible bcoz the system is using those files.

    If u also hv Windows XP installed, then boot into Xp and then try to delete VISTA files/folders.
     
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    yes i tried...still not deletin.......
     
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    OK then run explorer as administrtor then select the file and right click on it and select properties then change the access rights for the files to full control/access and now u can delete it from XP.
     
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    If it not works as told by"nishant_nms"
    Try this:
    http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

    Download the software called unlocker,
    right click on the folder which you want to delete,
    Unlock!!
     
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    Dude U can format the G drive from Administrative tools > Computer management> disk management in Windows Xp boot

    Just use force format if it gives an error

    It must format the drive.

    try this out
     
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    still not deletin..wit Unlocker...it sayzz to reboot

    n it changes File namezz to ZZZ

    all folder namezz r ZZ
    ZZZ
    ZZZ

    Shit !!

    wht to do ?
    im usin..XP Pro
    wit sp2..
     
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    @Chindi_Chor used my method
     
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    Ok!
    Do following:

    1.) Boot using XP Bootable CD and enter into Recovery Console.

    2.) Give commands "fixboot" and "fixmbr" one by one.

    3.) Reboot, not ur Vista boot loader would be gone.

    4.) Now in windows xp, u can safely delete Vista files/folders from G: drive.
     
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    @ nishant_nms

    it sayzz Error...

    [​IMG]

    Wht 2 do ????
     
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    @ Vishal....ok i will try........
     
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    haha, U can always delete Windows files from a Linux
    partition!! Boot thro Mandriva Linux 2006 , and delete
    whichever file you want to. As simple as that!!
     
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    Do that in vista then try to delete it from XP. If u are not able to do so post I will post the steps in details.
     
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    yes post it....
     
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    @Chindi_Chor first tell me which build are u using
     
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