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deleting unused folders in "program files"

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#1 hipshot


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 02:02 PM

After uninstalling stuff, I find folders associated with the now gone item in my "program files" folder. Trying various applications(unlocker or killbox) to get rid of them doesn't work. Does anyone know an application or method to get those inused folders/files out?  I'm running out of hair on my head to pull!   Very frustrating. Thanks!

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#2 Roodo


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 02:22 PM

are you unable to simply delete them manually?

#3 Dacar92


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:13 PM

You could try Revo.  It is a great little program that will not only find leftover folders but also registry kets attached to a particular program. 

Disclaimer: Do not remove keys from the Registry unless you know what you're doing. It could potentially render your machine useless.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:01 PM

Have you tried deleting in Safemode?Sometimes does the trick


or have a look at http://www.wikihow.com/Delete-a-Locked-File

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