In some cases, users cannot delete a folder because the OS is blocked and do not follow your command. In this situation, you should scan your device with reliable Webroot antivirus solution via www.webroot.com/secure. In this blog, you will read the method to delete unwanted files from your device.
Method To Remove Unwanted Files from your Device:
1. Reboot your System:
Sometimes, by restarting your machine fixes the issue. In some cases, user cannot be able to open the start menu but if the users restart their computer, then everything works properly. In case, this method do not works then go to another step.
2. Force delete folder By using Command Prompt:
For this, you should press Windows key and write cmd. Now, you should right-tap on Command Prompt and then choose Run as administrator. At this point, you should enter del, which is followed by the file which you want to delete.
Then, you need to press Enter key to run the command. The user can use this process for all files and folders which they want to delete.
3. Change Ownership of file/folder:
For this, the user should right-tap on the file which they want to delete and then select Properties. Now under the Security tab, you should tap on Advanced button. Here, you will view the Advanced Security Settings window. Sometimes, SYSTEM is listed as the owner, and sometimes it is TrustedInstaller.
Then, you need to tap on the Change option which is next to the owner. At this point, you should enter the username with which you want to become the file owner and then tap on Check Names button and press OK button. At this point, you should check Replace owner on subcontainers and objects box and tap on Apply button. Here, you need to close Windows Security Properties. Then, you should right tap on the file and then choose Properties>Security>Advanced.
The user should check Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object box and tap on Edit button. Now in the Permission Entry window, you should check Full Control and press OK button. At the end, again delete the file/folder.
5. Check your Antivirus:
Antivirus software is the important tools which protects your files. Antivirus has a feature which stops malicious applications and users to delete your file. You should check your antivirus settings, if this feature is enabled. In case, it is enable then disable it so that you can delete the files which you don’t want. If this method do not works, then remove your antivirus and switch to Webroot antivirus which you can easily install via webroot.com/safe. This software will protect your PC and also the essential files in your computer.
Through this method, the user can easily delete the unwanted files from their device. And for installing Webroot antivirus software, visit to the official site of Webroot via www.webroot.com/secure.