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A Few Folders...

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#1 Sharpes


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Posted 27 August 2006 - 03:41 PM

C:\Program Files\microsoft frontpage

There's nothing in this folder and I don't have FrontPage installed, yet when I try to delete it, I get the "Cannot delete bin: It is being used by another person or program." message.

Yes, I have "Show hidden files and folders" checked, "Hide protected operating system files" unchecked. There is still nothing in this folder.

C:\Program Files\Windows NT

The above applies to this too.

C:\Program Files\MSN Gaming Zone

The above applies to this too.

C:\Program Files\NetMeeting

I'm pretty sure I can delete this folder... there are no programs in the "Add or Remove Programs" list that relate to it.

C:\Program Files\Messenger

Can I remove this folder and its contents if Windows Messenger is disabled?

C:\Program Files\Accessories

There's only one file in this named "pcximp32.flt." Can I remove this?

Thanks in advance to anyone that helps.

Edited by Sharpes, 27 August 2006 - 03:58 PM.

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#2 iqchicken


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Posted 27 August 2006 - 07:10 PM

All of these folders are system folders installed during windows installation. There is no need to delete them. Windows automatically tries to protect itself from attack by preventing the deletion of such folders.



-Windows 10 pro 64 bit


-MSI B75MA-P45 (MS-7798)

-Socket 1155 LGA

-AMD Radeon HD 7700

-2 STICKS OF 16GB DDR 3 RAM (G.Skill F3-10666CL9-8GBNT)

-K120 Logitech Keyboard

-Centrophorus M601 Mouse

#3 Enthusiast


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Posted 27 August 2006 - 08:46 PM

Why are you inside system files anyway?

Are you experiencing a problem with the operation of your computer?

There is a reason Microsoft hides those files and folders from the average user.

Delete the wrong thing or corrupt it, and you will be reinstalling Windows.

Edited by Enthusiast, 27 August 2006 - 08:47 PM.

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