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Old 04-13-2008
JamesJ
 

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Can't Delete Folder
Why won't Vista allow me to remove a folder and a file in the folder
for a program that no longer exists on my system.
Vista says I need permission?!
I even tried deleting it in safe mode.

Any help will be appreciated
James

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Old 04-14-2008
Bob
 

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Re: Can't Delete Folder
Delete the file(s) first, then the folder.

If no joy,

Open an Administrator Command Prompt
Type attrib -r -a -s -h del [drive] path] [filename] Press Enter.

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"JamesJ" <jjy@darwin_roadrunner.com> wrote in message
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> Why won't Vista allow me to remove a folder and a file in the folder
> for a program that no longer exists on my system.
> Vista says I need permission?!
> I even tried deleting it in safe mode.
> Any help will be appreciated
> James
>


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Old 04-14-2008
JamesJ
 

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Re: Can't Delete Folder
Tried that. It was a folder and 1 file that was associated with an
anti-virus/anitspyware software. It was under Program Files\Common Files
Finally downloaded shareware and deleted it. After that I had no internet
or email access. ooops!! Had to restore my system to a previous state.
Should have left it well alone.
Thanks for System Restore

James.

"Bob" <bob@nowhere.net> wrote in message
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> Delete the file(s) first, then the folder.
>
> If no joy,
>
> Open an Administrator Command Prompt
> Type attrib -r -a -s -h del [drive] path] [filename] Press Enter.
>
> -------
> *Report back, please*
>
>
> "JamesJ" <jjy@darwin_roadrunner.com> wrote in message
> news:e03F3CanIHA.4536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> Why won't Vista allow me to remove a folder and a file in the folder
>> for a program that no longer exists on my system.
>> Vista says I need permission?!
>> I even tried deleting it in safe mode.
>> Any help will be appreciated
>> James
>>

>


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