How do I delete thousands of files that constantly ask for permission to delete?

Vanja Gorgiev September 19, 2012
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I have maybe 10,000 files that are asking for permission to delete. If I grant permission manually to each one of them it will take me months to delete all of them. So any ideas how to delete all of the files, quickly?

  1. Muz RC
    November 30, 2012 at 9:59 am


  2. dhanunjayarao chunduri
    October 7, 2012 at 3:13 am

    use the ccleaner for do this thing.

  3. Dayaanand1
    September 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    You can use the Ctrl+A and then Delete, or use a 3rd party software to delete the files.

  4. Kernel Recovery Tools
    September 25, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Select all the files by CTRL + A and then press shift delete. This time it will ask your permission once only.

  5. vasu gupta
    September 21, 2012 at 11:16 am

    use ctrl+a or option yes to all

  6. Rich Mc.
    September 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    You need to give more information about the type of files you are trying toelete and make a copy of what it says on your desktop and post it... this will make it easier for people to help you...

  7. Dave Rimmer
    September 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    What kind of files are they 10,000 is quite a large number of files, if Windows needs them and you delete them then it's goodbye to Windows as it will be unusable. If the files are nor needed just drag them all into one folder then highlite it right click it then delete it

  8. susendeep dutta
    September 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Those files might also be having read only or hidden attributes.So,select all those files and remove those attributes by right clicking on it and going to properties and untick read only and hidden.

    If some files doesn't wants to get deleted,then they might be used up by some process so save your work related to that process and terminate it using task manager.

  9. Angel Vinod
    September 19, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Start in safe mode, or command prompt mode if possible, you'll be able to delete them all.

  10. Alan Wade
    September 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

    When you say "asking for permission" are you referring to the confirmation dialogue from the Recycle Bin? Does it say "Are you sure you want to delete this file"?
    If so you can, as already explained select multiple files and delete them which will result in you only getting asked once or you can turn off the confirmation notice completely by right clicking on the recycle bin and choosing 'Properties'. You will then see the confirmation check box, just uncheck it then click OK. You can now delete files etc without the dialogue popping up each time asking "Are you Sure".

  11. Mohammad Hamzani Salleh
    September 19, 2012 at 5:20 am

    what u mean by that? did the item asking itself to u to del itself or u just want to del it on ur own and each file asking for permission to del it? it u said u want to del it and every single file is asking for permission, then i think, below the popup windows it always have this option, "do this to all of this kind" or similiar to it that enable u to press once permission and all item will have same permission to del itself. or just try this software to unlock all item and del it in once step. this was a awesome ultilitise that help u del, rename, move any files that need permission or been locked by virus or system.

    • Mohammad Hamzani Salleh
      September 19, 2012 at 5:22 am

      and forgot to mention, selct all files that u need to del, right click it and u will see the unlocker option and press it. then choose to dell it and press unlock all

      • Ahmed Khalil
        September 19, 2012 at 7:05 am

        same answer

      • vanja gjorgjiev
        September 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

        OMG thank you, i will be your servant :P btw the unlocker that you gave me was not working with win7, so in the comments there is a link to a working version, thank you again.

  12. Harish Jonnalagadda
    September 19, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Why not just do a Ctrl+A combination to select all, then Delete?

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