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Remove all old files without removing software on Windows XP

so I recently acquired my old build from my dad, and it is cluttered with a ton of old files that I don't need/want. Is there a way that I can easily get rid of all the old things without deleting ...
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Restoring deleted questions and answers here on Superuser… [migrated]

I don't know how I did but it appears I have deleted all of my questions and answers here on Superuser. How do I restore them? I want to restore them and then go through them so I can "mark" the right ...
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Is it safe to delete all svchost processes?

So on Windows 7 I ended the Network Restricted one to speed up my computer. It worked (thank god) but mt computer is still a bit slow. Is it safe to delete all the svchost processes?
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How do I delete scsecsvc.exe which is left after the quick heal uninstall?

I installed the anti-virus - Quickheal trial version and then uninstalled it in order to install another anti-virus. Quickheal seemed to have left this program which runs in the background and simply ...
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Remove empty directories

I found this command on this site for recursively removing empty directories, but was unable to comment to ask this question since I just registered and have zero rep....... for /f "delims=" %d in ...
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Can I rely on TRIM to destruct data after file deletion?

I have a broken laptop that I want to return and I have some passwords already stored for it in the browser. I can delete the (Firefox) files that contain this data. Can I rely on TRIM to destroy the ...
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Delete all files and folders in a specific directory older than 1 day except one folder with bat file using forfiles

Hello I want to delete all folders, subfolders and files older than 1 day in a specific directory and leave one folder untouched with the forfiles like the command below: forfiles /p ...
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Accidental recursive cp -R, now can't delete file using either Trash or rm

After a mistype in a path when using cp, I seem to have accidentally copied the folder in to itself recursively, and now I can't delete that folder using rm -rf, or the Trash in Mac OS X Finder. The ...
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Delete all layers in Photoshop except the active one

Is it possible to delete all the layers in Photoshop except the one layer you are on/the one layer that is active? I don't want to hide all the other layers, I actually want to delete them.
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Copy linux directory into another one - delete contents

BIG EDIT: I currently have a directory with folders and files inside: -css --addons ---myaddon ----addon -----firsfile.xml -----secondfile.xml ----cfg -----anotherfile.cfg -----lastcfg.cfg ...
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How to delete a folder from external drives if names are too long (like System Volume Information/content…)?

I'm coming from: How to delete “System Volume Information” folder from external drives? but unlikely that answer couldn't solve my problem. I've a copy of an old "system volume information" in my ...
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get mutt delete behavior to work like apple mail

I am a new mutt user. I would like to have it's delete behavior to be like apple mail. press delete key the mail gets moved to the Trash folder and it sits there. No purge. The screen also immediately ...
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Not able to delete a program

I am using a netbook of samsung with windows 7 starter service pack 1 32 bit. I am exhausted with a program known as 'Plugin.exe' i don't know how it came but whenever i start my program it opens up ...
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Folder is not deleting. How to delete this folder? [duplicate]

I am trying to delete "Games" folder. Folder size is huge. But it's not deleting. Even not showing a message. If I try to delete using cmd. But it shows another error. What should I do now?
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Windows 8.1 VPN connection not deletable

something is really wrong with my Windows 8. I have a VPN connection for my company that can't be deleted. I can also not add any new VPN connections. And when I try to connect to the one configured ...
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How to force windows to delete a directory that is in use? [duplicate]

I have a directory under C:\Users\myuser\.ssh and I need to delete it but Windows won't let me. From Windows explorer: From a Cygwin shell: myuser@mymachine /cygdrive/c/Users/myuser/.ssh $ rm -rf ...
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Why does “preparing to recycle” message take so long to complete? [duplicate]

On Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, I deleted a PDF download in C:\Users\Username\Downloads, and I received a message: Preparing to recycle and an "in progress" icon. It took about a minute for this ...
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Batch script to conditionally delete files

Owners of Nokia Lumia 1020 know it can be set to store captured photos at full resolution, but the reduced size photos are also stored. I would like to have a script to automatically delete all the ...
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If the file deleted is not actually deleted, why does it take so long to recover it?

When a file is deleted on your computer, only a pointer to the file is deleted. If so, why does it take so long to recover it? I coincidentally format my flash drive which used to have about 500 GB of ...
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How can I delete folder named C: inside the E:/ drive? [duplicate]

Can anyone help me figure out how could I delete this folder named C: that was in a game folder. I tried deleting using FileShredder, and this created another series of folders that end up in a folder ...
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remapping DEL key with Right Alt

via Autohotkey I can remap many keys to be used in combination with Right Alt, but I cannot make it with the letter DEL RAlt & o:: Send {DEL} works for the first time but cannot be repeated ...
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How to delete half of the data from notepad file quickly

I have a large notepad file and want to delete the first half of the data. I am at the midpoint now, the point at which I must do a trick to delete all the data before it. What command can help me do ...
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Deleting VMWare virtual disk?

Alright, so I think I may have made a mistake. I made a couple virtual machines, allocated them 60 gigs each, and then when I messed up I just went to the Virtual Machines folder and deleted them. ...
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Shortcut key for delete

My delete key is not working and I feel happy if I can create shortcut for both temporarily and permanently delete files using other keys.Can any one help me. Thanks in advance
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How to delete a file in all snapshots on a btrfs system?

I've set up a sophisticated backup scheme with hourly, daily, weekly, monthly backups that take up (thanks to the glory of the btrfs cow-filesystem) almost no extra space on the device. But ...
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Delete Windows-RE partitions

After an upgrade to Windows 8.1 in my dual boot system with Arch Linux, my Partition Table contains three partitions of type "Windows RE" (numbers 1, 6 and 11, see the output of gdisk -l /dev/sda ...
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Drives do not show up in Recycle Bin properties window, and $RECYCLE.BIN folder is NOT created, so I cannot allocate recycle bin space on them

This problem occurs on five computers in my office, spans three different PC models, and it suddenly occurred after using the computers without issue for about two years. All are in the same domain, ...
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.ico File not deletable on Win7 x64,why?

I have a computer running WIndows 7 x64, and I recently noticed that Files with an extension .ico on USB sticks cannot be deleted. I then tried the same on another PC, and the .ico file was properly ...
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gvfsd-trash's way of clearing the trash

One of the way that make the laptop reach for its limits is when its clearing up the trash in a gnome based DE with nautilus based FM. With the trash has about a plethora of files (for example, a copy ...
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find /data/oozie-admi/ -type d -ctime +1 | xargs rm -rf [0] command deleted /data/oozie-admi/ folder

/data/oozie-admi/ folder contains multiple directories. This command find /data/oozie-admi/ -type d -ctime +1 | xargs rm -rf [0] deleted /data/oozie-admi/ folder . Need to find out scenarios in ...
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“Deleting index entry” i lost my files

Sometimes My PC check disk on startup. Here is the log Checking file system on D: The type of the file system is NTFS. One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the ...
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file path to find folder where files deleted from recycle bin are sitting

Unfortunately my business has to close, which leaves me to sell a number of laptops off. I want to ensure any ex customer information cant be recovered after being deleted from the recycle bin by the ...
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Sdelete syntax error?

seems i have a bit of a problem here and i cant find a answer anywhere so dose anyone know's why can i run sdelete on drive D: to delete the free disk space and why can't i use it on drive C? I have ...
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Unable to remove a directory

I'm using SUSE and I'm trying to delete an empty directory When I use ls -la it shows that that it contains .fuse_hidden0000001700000010 with rw for owner (that's me not root). I cannot delete this ...
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remove gmail account from win8 mail client after the gmail account has been deactivated

i used to have a gmail account through my employer, which synched with my win8 mail client. now, i quit, and my employer has removed that account. however, win8 still wants to synch with it, fails, ...
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Delete RAID Array via PERC BIOS?

I have a an older PowerEdge 800 with a PERC 4/DC controller and RAID 1 array. Its running Windows Server 2008, and it serves as my file server (among a few other roles). I've swapped out all the ...
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What is the best way to delete all files in a user profile, without deleting the user profile in Windows 7?

I suppose this has been mentioned before, but the answers are quite inconsistent and might not totally address what I am looking for. I have a user profile created, and I want to delete all types of ...
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Windows deleted a folder without asking or confirmation

I have an USB drive, that I use for copying files from my Windows 7-based computer to my Linux-based home theather system. Media Player creates .Theater folder in disk's root folder, every time disk ...
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Don't allow users to delete their home folder in Windows Server 2012

So i have this share setup, where i have the folder "users" shared and in that folder are 2 other folders for students and teachers and each one has folders for corresponding users. I have managed to ...
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Why can't I delete files? It can only be deleted permanently

So a user has a seemingly very weird problem, but I noticed something that indicates it isn't what I initially thought it was. Most of my users are not experiencing this problem, even though they are ...
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Deleting files appears to work, but doesn't

I am attempting to delete a moderately large directory on a network shared drive. Each time I do this (using the Windows Explorer), the deletion appears to work and the file is removed from the ...
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What happens when I delete the entire Windows registry?

I've been wondering what would happen if I delete all the registry stuff. Would my PC stop working? Edit: I've edited the code, now it should delete the registry. cd %TMP% reg query HKCR> ...
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Is it possible to see when and how a file was deleted?

An application I'm working has unexpectedly deleted some data files from a folder. Is it possible in windows 7 to pull up some kind of log for that folder, to see when the files were deleted, and ...
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If I begin a mass file deletion on a network share folder, what is the load on my local PC and what is the load on the network share PC/device?

All questions are based on Windows 7 64-bit PCs and/or a Synology NAS. I'm going through an aging file server and cleaning up thousands of old documents including e-mails and attachments and tons of ...
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Permission Issues When Removing Directory

I am using Windows 8.1, and am trying to remove a directory (specifically a Cygwin install directory). I keep getting this error: You need permission to perform this action. You require permission ...
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Easy way to delete duplicate files in a folder in Windows 7

I have a folder with lots of images, where each image file has a duplicate file in the form abc.jpg and abc-1.jpg (where the latter is the duplicate file). Is there an easy way to select and delete ...
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Detect duplicate file name with different extension

I used Office File Converter (OFC) to convert my old Office documents to the newer format with a an X (docx, xlsx, pptx). OFC did not provide an option to delete converted documents. Now, I need to ...
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Trouble deleting TIFF images

I am doing some processing of TIFF images and experiencing some trouble deleting them when I am done. I make sure that I close all the processes that may be locking the file, but still the explorer ...
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Remove and delete certain local accounts [duplicate]

How can I delete a user from the command line? I am just starting working at a college and I'm inheriting a unintelligible mismash of local and domain accounts across a span of computers ranging ...
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How to safely shred unlinked files on a Unix-based file system?

Scenario: After working with a confidential file (e.g. PDF a bank statement), you typed: rm my-confidential-file (or the famous Shift-Delete action in a GUI-based file browser such as nautilus) ...