Can one delete the folder windows and other system files of Windows 7 within Ubuntu?

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  1. jhmac77

    jhmac77 New Member

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    Can one delete the folder windows and other system files of Windows 7 within Ubuntu?

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    jimmy00784 New Member

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    Yes....

    ... if you have administrative access.
    or if you have sudo access.
    Use it with caution though.
  3. flotwig

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    Yes, the ntfs-3g package doesn't really respect NTFS permissions, so you can do just about anything on an NTFS filesystem from within Linux. Be careful though.
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    jhmac77 New Member

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    It worked just using the Ubuntu disk on "try it out". I had a bad boot on one of my hd so I deleted the Windows file and now it is a data disk.
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    Bill New Member

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    Most modern computers have a recovery partition, which will allow you to fix most problems with Windows.

    On second thought, getting rid of Windows was probably the best choice.
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    Actually I used the recovery disk with no success, so I used Ubuntu to delete the Windows folder still keeping my files. I would like to use Ubuntu regularly except there are certain files which I can't fine a workable substitute. One such file is Quicken which is one of the primary reasons I am using windows.

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