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Some folders will not delete - Already uninsialled program using it

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by Frazal666, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. Frazal666

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a problem. Three programs that I have uninstalled, all the files are deleted. But thier folders, when I try to delete them, they all say

    'cannot delete program: It is being used by another person or program

    close any programs that might be using the file and try again'

    I have closed every single program (execpt the system ones of corse) and it still doesn't work. I have tried going into safe mode and deleting them, but they reappear after I restart. I have used a very highly rated registry cleaner, it's still there.

    I am running windows xp, these files are in 'program files', and the folders are: microsoft frontpage, movie maker & msn gaming zone. msn gaming zone has 'windows' , which is empty, frontpage has 'version 3.0' which is empty. movie maker is just plain empty.

    the folders in the folders say the same error message.

    Thanks
     
  2. lisag

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    Try opening a cmd prompt, closing explorer.exe and then deleting in the cmd prompt - may not work, but does sometimes.

    lisa
     
  3. mrmoo

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    Have you checked for any hidden system files? Check the options under

    my computer>tools>folder options>view
     
  4. Frazal666

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    neither works. Oh well, not a big deal, doesn't really matter.

    thanks anyway
     

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