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How to Delete System 32


In this article we are going to see  how to delete system 32.


Note: Deleting a system file is very dangerous as they are needed by your computer. If you delete the wrong file you will have to format your hard disk. Be careful.


Windows operating systems store the most important files of a computer in the "System32" folder. Therefore, delete this folder on your computer will cause that operating system becomes highly unstable. As the "System32" folder is very important for the system, you must take administrator ownership of this before you can delete it.
Learn how to delete system 32 folder only for educational purposes.

Using cmd on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10

Take owner privileges

1 - Click on "Start", type "cmd" and press "Ctrl" and "Shift" and "Enter" keys simultaneously to load the symbol of system console with administrative privileges.
2 - Type "takeown /f C:\Windows\System32" and press "Enter" to take ownership of the System32 folder.
3 - Type "Icacls C:\Windows\System32" and press "Enter" to grant you privileges to remove the "System32" folder.
4 - Closes the symbol of system console, by typing "Exit" and then pressing "Enter".

Delete folder


1 - Close all applications currently running on your computer.
2 - Double click the icon "Computer" of your Windows desktop to open "Windows Explorer".
3 - Double click the icon labeled "Local disk C:", and then enter the folder labeled "Windows".
4 - Select the folder with name "System32", by clicking on it.
5 - Simultaneously press the "Shift" and "Delete" keys, and click "Yes" in the dialog box of confirmation for the Elimination of the "System32" folder. Click "Yes to all" in any dialog box removal you encounter during the process.