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#1 yoursurrogategod

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

Hi all. I'm not 100% sure where to post this best (it's not IIS related), but here goes.

Basically, after installing cygwin I had the directory called aux being created. The problem is that this is a protected file name. Now, because I have this directory, I can't delete it (or even view the contents of the directory since it says that I need permissions from my account... which I am logged in as). Is there a way in Windows 7 to simply mark that piece of storage as "You know, just forget that this ever existed and over-write the contents as you see fit"?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

Have you tried deleting it in Cygwin?

Otherwise, relevant KB article.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

Have you tried deleting it in Cygwin?

Otherwise, relevant KB article.


I already deleted Cygwin, but the article that you noted did work. Thanks!




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