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Is there any risk when upgrading Windows 10 to Windows 10 Professional?

I have been using Windows 10 for a long time now and want to upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, but I have a lot of files on this computer I want to keep, most of them are backed up but not all. If I ...
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DaVinci resolve undeletable folders

I have DaVinci resolve, and I need to move my workspace folder. Unfortunately, there are 3 folders called: sanc. s888. s7b4. s3ho. that I cannot copy, move, deleted, or interact with at all. in the ...
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Delete folder without certain content

I would like to batch-delete all folders which don't contain a specific file. It's about a working folder with hundreds of projects. I want to remove every folder that doesn't contain a "main.c". How ...
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excel, auto sorting/deleting columns that are far apart

I have a long list of people with specific criteria, and i need either a macro, or a function in the background that every month when i update this list (delete old and coy paste info in thats new) ...
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How to use Terminal command srm (or other) to secure delete a folder? Mac OS X El Capitan

When I try to use srm -m to secure delete an empty folder in Trash, I get the following: srm: /Users/tomhughes/.Trash/Recovered files is a directory
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How do I delete the Chrome App Launcher?

I'm running OSX 10.8.5 and I can't figure out how to get rid of the Chrome App Launcher. In launchpad when I long click on it and things begin to wiggle there's no X for me to click to delete it. ...
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Why don't I have permission to open a file in my documents?

In Windows 7, I am trying to open a file in my documents. When I do, I get the error message: You don't have permission to open this file. Contact the file owner or an administrator to obtain ...
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How do I delete Western Digital SmartWare from my drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a MyBook’s “WD SmartWare” virtual CD from my desktop? If I don't want it on my drive how do I delete it? I've tried delete it from the ...
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Can I delete the folder “C:\WINDOWS\Installer\$PatchCache$”?

This folder is taking up nearly a GB of my C partition. Is it possible to just delete it?
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Unable to delete files (A bunch of inside a folder)

I am unable to delete, rename and even force delete (using /F in cmd.exe) a bunch of files. These were created during some updates etc and in a different drive than C root drive. Using Windows XP SP3. ...
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How to delete an invincible 0 byte file?

I have a file whose size is 0 bytes. When I try to remove it an error message appears, saying "Could not find file". Here is the list of things I've tried to delete the file: Rebooted Reset folder ...
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How to batch delete files based on their checksum matching an existing list of checksums

I'm looking for a means of deleting files based on their checksum matching a list of previously seen checksums in a text file or some other list. The context is a large photo organization project ...
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Delete multiple files on PowerShell command line

With PowerShell, what is the most concise way to delete multiple explicitly named files? E.g. on *ix it would be: rm subDir/a.png anotherDir/b.jpg thirdDir/c.gif I'm currently using: echo ...
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Need to create a self deleting EXE [closed]

I'm new to programming. I need to write a Windows executable app, that deletes itself when the task is finished. Any help?
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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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How to delete a file ending in a dot in Windows 7?

After installing Cygwin on Windows 7 and realizing I'm better of with using Linux on a different partition, I wanted to uninstall it. However, Cygwin has no uninstaller so I was left with the option ...
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I am unable to delete a registry key

1-2 years ago I accidentally corrupted a program. I was unable to uninstall it so I delete all of its folders and the registries that I could find. Now I have come upon some registries of that same ...
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messages in Outlook only striked out and not deleted

Some of my IMAP accounts in Outlook don't remove the message from the inbox when I delete them. They just grey them out and put a line through them. How do I make them fully delete?
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If I delete a windows 8.1 user, will remain family safety active?

I have an user which has family safety enabled by the second user. If I delete the second user, will family safety remain active on the first user? I am using Windows 8.1. Also, I'm not sure if the ...
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Windows 8.1 unable to delete nonexisting homegroup

On Windows 8.1 64bit, I am unable to delete non-existing HomeGroup that appears in ControlPanel->HomeGroup, at the same time I am unable to join the same non-existing HomeGroup, what is logical. When ...
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Permanently delete files from a flash drive

I heard some people mention that files are deleted from flash drive for good, there is no tracing back. Is that really true? If not, how do I permanently delete files from it? I have a sensitive ...
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How to delete directories with path/names too long for normal delete

Windows seems to have a length limit on file names when trying to delete, though it won't prevent those files from being created. Our build process creates a number of temporary files (many build off ...
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An attempt was made to access an exiting process

We have a directory that we cannot delete because... Cannot remove item C:\myDir: The process cannot access the file 'C:\myDir\' because it is being used by another process. Inside Resource ...
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how to write files to random locations on hard drive?

I bought a hard drive in the store. After some days it broke down. My 14 days return policy is almost expiring (I want my money back, not other unit). Overwriting/Wiping 4TB of data with a broken hard ...
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How do I delete Windows.old in Windows?

I used to run Windows 7 32 bit, but installed the 64 bit version because of a RAM upgrade. During the installation I got this message: The partition you selected might contain files from a ...
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How to quickly empty a very full recycle bin?

I have deleted about half a million files from a folder, and didn't think to press Shift in order to delete them completely straight away. Now they're clogging my recycle bin, and Windows claims it ...
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dropbox--safely deleting a shared folder to clear up space

How can I delete a shared folder on my account, without another user, who was the original administrator of the file, losing their files? I am trying to clear up space on my account being used by ...
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Cannot delete a file: System cannot find the file specified

I want to delete a file but it shows an error: "System cannot find the file specified" what's the problem? the file which I want to delete: when I delete the file: the file name is : ...
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ncftp - recursive deletion

I would like to recursively delete a folder and his subfolders. I use ncftp. This application provides rm and rmdir. I already looked up the manpage, but it doesn't help.
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Unable to delete / move file from HDD

Not a duplicate. I'm only adding this after trying out everything in other questions I recently copied a folder from a friend onto my HDD, and I'm now unable to delete the folder. ( No error message ...
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How can I delete all files/subfolders in a given folder via the command prompt?

I would like to delete all files and subfolders in a batch file in Windows 7 and keep the top folder. Basically emptying the folder. What's the command line instruction for that?
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How do I delete a folder which is nested quite deep and avoid “File name too long”?

Eclipse created a temp folder in one of the directories which is nested quite deep, e.g. dir1\dir1\dir1\dir1\... I am unable to delete this folder in Windows via Explorer, the del or rmdir ...
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Windows 7, files reappear after deletion

I'm trying to delete some files from a folder. I've taken ownership of the files and the folder. When I delete these files Windows doesn't report any errors and deletes them. BUT, after I press F5 ...
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Why don't deleted files and folders go away when deleted?

I've got a problem with some of my folders on this PC. At one point I had two folders with exactly the same name too. When I try to delete them I get some odd errors like: Could not find this ...
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How to delete insanely large folder in linux

we have a cache folder, that accidentally grow large enough that it break the server. We have 8 GB RAM on server, and when I run simple rm command to delete all files within it consume all of RAM and ...
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Batch Delete User Files every 2 Weeks

I need a Batch-Script which delete Private User Files every 2 Weeks. User Files Admin, Public and a Domain-Account "dJas" shouldn't be deleted. This Script crashes Windows @echo off & setlocal ...
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How to fix Windows 7 always delete file permanently

I am using a laptop from my company, installed with Windows 7. I found that I cannot delete the files to Recycle Bin. The files will always deleted permanently without going to the Recycle Bin. I am ...
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Administrator cannot delete file [duplicate]

So I created a jar file in IntelliJ and tried to move it, but it said I needed administrative permission to do it. So, as administrator, I clicked ok, but it didn't work. I then attempted to delete ...
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How to recover deleted file if it is still opened by some process?

$ cat important_file > /dev/null & [1] 9711 $ rm important_file $ killall -STOP cat [1]+ Stopped cat important_file > /tmp/p $ ls -l /proc/`pidof cat`/fd/ total 0 ...
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Excel 2015 - Deleting rows that contain a specific string

I have got this huge .csv file that I need to work with (more than 1000000 rows). The problem is that it has got a lot of rows with data that I do not need. Is there a way I can get rid of these rows? ...
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Delete URL history in Google Chrome

I'm looking for a way to delete a whole URL in Google Chrome. Do I need to run some other program or can it be done in the browser itself?
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Can't delete folder as admin, asks for Admin User that doesn't exist - “You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder”

I am having a similar issue to the user who posted here. Basically, a folder in my Downloads (which shouldn't have any special permissions) won't allow me to delete it. When I try, I get a message ...
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mklink /J created to “Computer”

In trying to create a junction link for my iTunes backup folder, I accidentally pointed to a directory called "Computer/MediaSync" This occurred because I forgot to use quotation marks around the ...
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Batch file to move/compress/delete files

I am trying to write a batch script that will run automatically daily to do the following: Move files older than 2 days to from the main directory (Jason) to an archive directory. Zip files in the ...
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How to overwrite system32 files in Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 64bit installed on a virtual box (the fact it is a virtual box shouldn't be relevant). I need to overwrite /Windows/System32/d3d9.dll but the system won't let me. I've read the same ...
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Deleted files do not show up in the Recycle Bin

I was deleting old utorrent files (using Remove and Delete torrent + data). But unlike usual, the deleted files did not show up in the Recycle Bin and my hard drive space did not increase. Now I can't ...
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Unable to delete a file or take ownership on Win7x64

I'm a developer and as part of the build process, a Microsoft dll is copied to a certain folder. That file copy is now failing as the target can't be overwritten. I decided to delete it by hand ...
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How to recover deleted files in Mac OS X?

Is it possible to recover my deleted files in Mac OS X (after I emptied the trash also)? In Windows I can recover the deleted files using file recovery software. What options are available in Mac OS ...
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Why can't I delete some .exe files?

I've been having a really strange problem in Windows 7 that's been driving me nuts. Sometimes when I delete a folder full of random files (and no, not files in the Windows folder) and one of those ...
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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 ...