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Re: Uninstalling Cygwin
Remko Arts wrote:
Hello, Are you running as the same user the .ssh file is for?
I've installed Cygwin with the ssh package. Now I want to uninstall
Cygwin, but get the message Windows is unable to delete .ssh. Seems some
exotic file protection is in place Windows can't handle. The only
removal instructions I can find for windows are "delete the complete
cygwin directory", which is, as mentioned impossible by normal means.
Anyway, you can reset the ACLs to delete the file (approximative
translations, I run a French version of windows):
- In explorer, do a right click on the offending file(s)
- In the Security tab, click Advanced
- Reset ownership if necessary (third tab). If you do this, it may be
necessary to close and reopen the "advanced" security properties
- Set permissions as resuired in the first tab (grant yourself "full
control" for example)
If what you see does not match what I describe, beware of "simple file
permissions" in tools/options/dsplay.
Hope that helps
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