balubeto's Mega Query Thread

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  1. balubeto

    balubeto MDL Senior Member

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    #1 balubeto, Dec 26, 2015
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    Hi

    I installed Windows ADK 10 v1511 on Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

    I typed the following commands:

    Code:
    Dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:"<wim_File_Path>\install.wim" /Index:1 /ApplyDir:"<Apply_Directory_Path>" /Verify /CheckIntegrity
    Dism /Capture-Image /ImageFile:"<Windows_Files_Path>\sources\install.wim" /CaptureDir:"<Apply_Directory_Path>" /Name:"<Edition_name>" /Description:"<Description_name>" /Compress:max /Verify /CheckIntegrity
    
    Now, what is the command that allows to completely remove the entire content of the <Apply_Directory_Path> directory?

    Thanks

    Bye
     
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  2. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Dism /?
    Dism /apply-image /?
    etc.

    You haven't mounted anything. just delete the destination...
    You could have just exported the image with compression...
    Everything including examples are is dism help...
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    How the hell did you get to "MDL Senior Member" status? Makes mockery of the system...
     
  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Unfortunately that status is get by post counter. Obviously this doesn't mean you are knowledgeable.
     
  5. xinso

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    #5 xinso, Dec 27, 2015
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  6. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    3 Learn something about file permissions and ownership, isn't really that hard and comes handy in the future.
     
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  7. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #7 xinso, Dec 27, 2015
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    Yeah, that would be really convenient. And It would be much appreciated if you can share that knowledge with him.
     
  8. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    change the folder to windows.old and use clean up
     
  9. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    Wow, what a smart idea! Thanks a lot.
     
  10. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    You can't rename the folder w/o setting the correct permissions.

    And when you do this, the folder can be deleted w/o the use of any tool.
     
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  11. T-S

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    I think the web is plenty of tutorials that explains how to set a folder permission, given the mechanism is basically the same since NT 3.51

    Anyway just RMB > properties > security tab > advanced.

    Then Owner/principal (or whatever is called in english) to change the file/folder owner from Trusted installer or system to Administrators or the actual administrator.

    Then close and repeat the steps to add user(s) and to give full control to them.

    in both steps don't forget to inherit the changes or they will affect only the top level folder.


    Back to the main question

    There are many other ways

    Use a superelevated prompt and use rmdir /s

    Use the command prompt from the recovery environment that doen't take in account the permissions.

    Use a bootable linux distro an delete the folder using either the command line or a random filemanager
     
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  12. LiteOS

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    #12 LiteOS, Dec 27, 2015
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    Not recommending removing users folder normally
    it might remove personal folders also

    @ts
    dont rename move to new folder
     
  13. T-S

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    Ah, ok. This works, given windows isn't unix where rename and move are the same things. ;)
     
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  14. balubeto

    balubeto MDL Senior Member

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    #14 balubeto, Jan 8, 2016
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    Dism /Apply-Image and completely remove the entire content of the directory

    Hi

    I installed Windows ADK 10 v1511 on Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

    I typed the following commands:

    Code:
    Dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:"<wim_File_Path>\install.wim" /Index:1 /ApplyDir:"<Apply_Directory_Path>" /Verify /CheckIntegrity
    Dism /Capture-Image /ImageFile:"<Windows_Files_Path>\sources\install.wim" /CaptureDir:"<Apply_Directory_Path>" /Name:"<Edition_name>" /Description:"<Description_name>" /Compress:max /Verify /CheckIntegrity
    
    Now, knowing that some directories and files have the TrustedInstaller or System user as owner, what are the commands that allows to completely remove the entire content of the <Apply_Directory_Path> directory?

    Thanks

    Bye
     
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  15. balubeto

    balubeto MDL Senior Member

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    Hi

    Should I take ownership and get full control of the entire contents of a not system directory structure (also containing files and symbolic links and not) that, now, this check belongs to TrustedInstaller or System users.

    Then, using only the Command Prompt commands, how do I do this?

    Thanks

    Bye
     
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  16. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Hence the need of two passes one for replace the owner, the other to give the permissions to that (and optionally other users).



    I believe is better to understand how to manage the matter graphically, using some copy/pasted commands w/o a clear vision isn't really a good thing.

    anyway

    This

    takeown /F C:\Windows.old\* /R /A

    cacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F

    rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows.old\

    Should do the trick
     
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  17. balubeto

    balubeto MDL Senior Member

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    I already tried it and it does not work. Why?

    Thanks

    Bye
     
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  18. T-S

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    #20 T-S, Jan 9, 2016
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    If you're on win 8+ try replacing the second line with

    icacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
     
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