Dell Laptop Win XP Home SP 3
During the course of normal system maintenance--cleaning up files, folders, progs & such I came across a folder in C:\Program files\ microsoft frontpage (I thought it odd that it was listed in lower-case) A check of it's properties showed it empty but for 2 sub-folders--also empty. I don't recall ever having "frontpage" installed, never heard of it in fact.
The two sub-folders are "version3.0" and "bin" Long story short, after un-ticking the "read-only" box & applying it to all folders contained I tried to delete the frontpage folder. It would not delete because (bin) is being used by another person or program. Close any programs ...etc...and try again.
I tried renaming the "bin" folder & deleting, tried dragging it to another directory and deleting it from there...no dice. All this was done while keeping the "properties" dialog boxes open for all 3 folders (click "apply" & NOT OK or close).
There are some other folders also named "bin" in C:\ Prog Files directory, 1 used by Java, another by ????. Here's a sreengrab of the search:
Screenshot of the error message:
Is the bin folder locked by a process or an M$ contractual obligation much like the equally empty & un-deleteable "Xerox" folder? Anyone have a solution?
Or should I just leave it be? Thanks in advance for the anticipated informational replies.
Edited by Union_Thug, 03 August 2010 - 02:19 AM.