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Free Rescue n Recovery partition on external HDD

2011-06-11, 17:38 PM

Fellow ThinkPad users,

I had created a Rescue and Recovery partition for my R51 on an external USB HDD.

Now I switched from the R51 to a T420 and would like to remove the old RnR partition (it's actually only a folder) from my external drive to free space (about 16 Gb from two backups), however, I can't delete it neither in windows nor in DOS nor with Cygwin (linux environment). I get the error message that permission is denied and that I need admin rights, but I am logged in as admin. I even tried on another PC, but no success.

Any ideas or suggestions for how I can remove this folder? 

 

Many  thanks!

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Re: Free Rescue n Recovery partition on external HDD

2011-06-11, 18:30 PM

skua, welcome to the forum,

 

do you still have the R51? If you do pop the back into the R51, start it up and set the predesktop area to disabled in the BIOS security menu. You should then be able to delete it.

 

Hope this helps

Andy  

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Re: Free Rescue n Recovery partition on external HDD

2011-06-11, 21:03 PM

It's an NTFS permissions issue. You have to add yourself to the list of allowed users first, and then delete it. If in Windows, right-click on the folder, choose the "security" tab, under "Group and user names", click "Add", in the new window that opens type your login name into the "enter the object names" form, and click "check names" button to the right of it (which will change it to the right format). Click Ok. Now you should be able to go back to "security tab" and make sure you have "full control" in permissions. Now you should be able to delete the folder.

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Re: Free Rescue n Recovery partition on external HDD

2011-06-12, 13:38 PM

Many thanks to both of you, Andy and gwf12!

I only tried the suggestion to change access rights in Windows because it seemed quicker and it worked fine for me.

 

Cheers,

Skua 

 

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