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    Hello,

    I hope this is the right place to post this question.

    I often fix friends and family computers and in some cases will put their hard drive in a docking station and attach the docking station to my own laptop.

    Then I can backup important private files and delete other stuff (Windows Folder, Program Files etc).

    I already know that sometimes I need to get permission or make myself the 'owner' to be able to accomplish some of this but lately this has become more difficult.

    Speaking about a drive taken from a Windows 7 machine for example, I make myself the owner of the Windows Folder (in order to delete it) but can't. I get the usual you need to provide admin authority yada yada but still no go. I then have to skip and format the drive to 'delete' everything.

    Is there a program that will let me delete all these folders and files easily without jumping through hoops?


    Cheers,

    Paul.

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    That could indeed be easier to achieve programmatically, like from a batch file.

    But on the other hand, is it so bad if you format the drive/delete partition, that way you'd also get an easy rid of the hidden/system files & folders?

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    Here's a registry tweak I use on my W7 system to do what I think you want to do:

    http://www.askvg.com/add-take-owners...windows-vista/

    Regards,
    Dick

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    Hi Dick-Y

    If this works then I owe you a beer :-)

    Cheers,

    Paul (off to the country for the weekend so unable to check back until then)

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