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Problem with Windows Folder

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:42 am
by Donni
System: Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit SP1

Thank you for the handy tool.

Path: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository
When i try to gain the ownership with the options "Set folder owner" and "Set folder full access right" enabled then it does not work with subfolders and files in subfolders.
System account is still the only one with full access rights.

No error at all.

One little wish: the field where the path to the folder is disabled, so that i can't paste a folder name there

Thanks in advance
I wish you a merry christmas

Re: Problem with Windows Folder

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:49 am
by Zeus
Not sure if this helps you or not, but try NTFS Access 2.2.

Re: Problem with Windows Folder

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:49 pm
by Donni
thank's for the new version

i'm not the owner of the selected directory
and i'm still not the owner of the subfolders and files by having both options enabled in the dialog, and i dont have the right the delete files there

Re: Problem with Windows Folder

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:43 pm
by Squall Leonhart
you don't need access to this folder, you shouldn't be removing things from it anyway as it corrupts the infcache.

use pnputil to remove old drivers

Re: Problem with Windows Folder

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:09 pm
by Donni
thanks for the tip with pnputil, but this just lists the drivers installed after installation of Win7
i want to reduce the size of the system
i dont have a printer so why should i keep >500mb for printer drivers?

with the windows integrated security property page i'm able to take the ownership and to delete the files

Re: Problem with Windows Folder

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:09 am
by Squall Leonhart
Donni wrote:thanks for the tip with pnputil, but this just lists the drivers installed after installation of Win7
i want to reduce the size of the system
i dont have a printer so why should i keep >500mb for printer drivers?

with the windows integrated security property page i'm able to take the ownership and to delete the files


did you even bother to run it with the /? command.
i guess not.

FYI, windows WILL NOT install service packs if any if the files in inf cache are missing.

Re: Problem with Windows Folder

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:46 am
by Donni
So which are the correct parameter to remove drivers? I did not found them!

I wanted to reduce the size of the windows installation not to install service packs - thats off topic.

If a service pack is needed then a new virtual machine will be created.

Anyway the tool NTFS Access is not working with the folders of Windows 7.

Re: Problem with Windows Folder

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:19 pm
by Zeus
I have no idea why it doesn't work for you with \Windows subfolders. It works fine for me.

Anyway, the best way to reduce Windows 7 size, without damaging the system itself is to reduce \WinSxS folder size. You'd better install SP1 and then run this batch file.

Article here.

Re: Problem with Windows Folder

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:20 pm
by Donni
this looks perfect - thank you

Re: Problem with Windows Folder

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:35 am
by robertmo
Windows System Cleanup does the same job.

Right click on a drive, select Properties and follow the options -> Disk Cleanup -> Cleanup System files -> Select Service Pack backup from the list.

;)