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#1 2013-06-10 13:17:14

broken pipe
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Unerasable files on ntfs partition

hi all!

i tried to erase my Windows.old folder from an old installation but it seems to be impossible even with ntfs-3g and rw support. "Operation not supported"
I can create and delete files and folders except those files in the Windows.old folder.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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#2 2013-06-10 15:53:08

anonymous_user
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Re: Unerasable files on ntfs partition

Can you delete any sub-folders or files from it? Can you rename the folder?

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#3 2013-06-12 07:09:33

broken pipe
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Re: Unerasable files on ntfs partition

yes i  can rename the folders but they are filled with symbolic links (?).

[root@desktop][/mnt/windows/foo]# ls -la
...
lrwxrwxrwx 2 root root     26 26. Jul 2012  mciavi32.dll -> unsupported reparse point
lrwxrwxrwx 2 root root     26 26. Jul 2012  mcicda.dll -> unsupported reparse point
lrwxrwxrwx 2 root root     26 26. Jul 2012  mciqtz32.dll -> unsupported reparse point
lrwxrwxrwx 2 root root     26 26. Jul 2012  mciseq.dll -> unsupported reparse point
lrwxrwxrwx 2 root root     26 26. Jul 2012  mciwave.dll -> unsupported reparse point
lrwxrwxrwx 2 root root     26 26. Jul 2012  mdminst.dll -> unsupported reparse point
lrwxrwxrwx 2 root root     26 26. Jul 2012  mf.dll -> unsupported reparse point
lrwxrwxrwx 2 root root     26 26. Jul 2012  mf3216.dll -> unsupported reparse point
lrwxrwxrwx 2 root root     26 26. Jul 2012  mfAACEnc.dll -> unsupported reparse point
...

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#4 2013-06-12 14:37:20

anonymous_user
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Re: Unerasable files on ntfs partition

Since I doubt you have Windows anymore, you can try booting Hiren's BootCD and using that to delete the folder.

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