I recently purchased a new SSD to replace my C drive. Before doing the install, I took a bunch of backups, including copying the entire contents of the drive to my E: drive (normally used just for data). The install proceeded without a hitch; very satisfying!
Before I got round to cleaning up, my normal backup process copied this C drive information to my D drive (just backups normally).
Now I should point out that I am the only user on this PC, and the only one with physical access to it. My login is administrator-level - heck, as a long-time Unix system administrator, I reckon if I am stupid enough to hose my system, then I deserve all the fun I am going to have putting things right!
Today, I went to delete the spare copies of my C drive, only to be told that I do not have permission - I need permission from "trustedInstaller", or something. I am the administrator - why can't I delete my own files???
Just to add to the fun, I recently downloaded TrueImage 2013, and yesterday I tried out the "continuous backup" option. After just a few hours, the backup size was well over 100 GB. So, I stopped the process, and went to delete the un-needed backup files. Once again, I am told that I do not have permission to do this!
It seems that the only way I can restore this disk space is to copy everything else off and reformat the drives. To say that this is not a task I want to play with doesn't even *begin* to describe my frustration!
This issue has come up before, but never in such an egregious way... Is there anyone out there who can tell me how to get permission to do stuff on my own PC? Before I am tempted to hurl the whole device through the window, preferably.
I throw this on the mercy of the experts! Thanks,