I have an old Windows directory that I have not been able to remove using Windows processes so I moved to Slax Linux to try and remove it.
When removing the directory I receive
Cannot remove [directory] operation not supported.
after using the
rm -rf [directory] command.
I have received the following in a permission query:
drwx------ 1 root root 12288 Mar 3 16:48 Program Files drwx------ 1 root root 28672 Mar 3 16:48 Program Files (x86) drwx------ 1 root root 20480 Mar 3 16:48 ProgramData
And am logged in with the root user. It still doesn't seem to allow me to delete.
I can move these files to the trash, but when I try to empty it, I am told I cannot delete the files.
When trying to use
lsattr -d [directory] exam_a I get:
lsattr: Inappropriate ioctl for device While reading flags on Program Files lsattr: No such file or directory while trying to stat exam_a
Any other ideas?
This is a Windows.old directory that is taking up 25GB on a drive that has 3GB left, I need the space and am trying to remove it. There is nothing on it that I need, but the directory is in a drive that is my Windows C:\ drive, so I can't format and start over.