warning messages while deleting cygwin folder

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] BBuchbinder@niaid.nih.gov
Fri Sep 17 14:52:00 GMT 2010

bobby_2010 sent the following at Friday, September 17, 2010 4:19 AM
>hi, i am trying to completely delete cygwin from my system, as it is
>taking up too much hard disk space. i followed the instructions at
>the cygwin.com FAQ by first removing any subscribed services. this
>worked fine. then, i went on to delete the c:\cygwin folder. but i
>received 2 warning messages, asking me if i want to delete 'copying' and
>'changelog' which are both system files and that deleting them might
>affect other programs. after choosing not to delete either, the dialog
>box 'error deleting file or folder' appears, stating 'cannot remove
>folder help: the directory is not empty'.
>should i delete these 2? and any other such warnings thereafter? thanks.

Yes, delete everything.  They only affect cygwin.

- Barry
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