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Ok To Delete Update Files?


My son has deleted many files that look to be windows nt updates. I put them in my recycle bin. They are clogging up my space and i was wondering if anything that has a name such as $ntuninstallb932716-v2$ is o. K. To delete without having problems? I have windows home edition 2002.

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Cannot Delete Files

I just moved from a computer with vista to one with windows 7 (64-bit). In doing, i saved a bunch of emails on the old computer as files, then copied them (over a wireless network) to the new computer. The browser was firefox; the files are . Eml filetype. Now, i want to delete some.

I can't delete the individual files: 'delete' doesn't appear in the context menu, and i can't drag them to the recycle bin. However, i think i can delete the entire folder: 'delete' is in the folder's context menu, whether the folder is in the left or main pane. But i don't want to delete the entire folder.

Now this is what i really don't understand. I go the folder's properties, uncheck the read-only box (it's not checked, but solid color), hit 'apply' and 'ok, " i get a window and it's running through all the files. But when i go back to the folder's properties, the box is filled in again. The read-only box for the files is unchecked, but i still can't delete then.

I ran windows explorer as administrator, but it doesn't seem to matter. The 'full control' box is checked in properties. Details.

I even added a "no need to keep" subfolder. I can copy the . Eml files i no longer want to that folder, but not move them, which is what i want to do (to clean out the folder).

What should i do?


Posted On: 2010-02-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Duplicate Files Will Not Delete

When i upgraded to windows 7 everything on my computer duplicated once or twice. I have done an inventory and am trying to delete the duplicate files. I select files and then either hit the "delete" key or do a right click and choose "delete. "

However. After i do this process for a few files my computer will no longer do this. After selecting the files to delete i press the "delete" key or right click to reveal the list with "delete" and neither works. The delete key does nothing and the right click does not bring up the menu with delete in it.

The only thing that helps (sometimes) is for me to close the "inventory" and re-open it. Then i have to re-sort the list to show the duplicate files and try to delete them. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't i have to close the file and re-open it again. Or turn off my computer and restart it. After deleting a few files it stops working again. L

Deleting all of the duplicate files on my computer is going to take me weeks. Doing when the delete key or delete menu doesn't work could take me forever.

Can anybody help  with this?


Posted On: 2010-02-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Delete Windows.old Files?

I recently bought an acer aspire 5536 laptop with vista and i upgraded it to windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
Because i did not format first i am left with windows. Old files, i manged to delete the program files from windows. Old by taking ownership but i cannot delete the windows. Old file itself, i have seen suggestions of doing a disk cleanup but this does not work for me as i cannot see the windows. Old file
Does anyone know of a way of deleting windows. Old please before i have to do a format?


Posted On: 2010-01-13 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Cannot Delete Folder With Files In It

Every time i try to delete a folder with files in it i get "you need permission to perform this action". I used a fresh install on win7, it's the 64-bit version, professional. This happens anytime i try to delete folders with something in them. I made the folders, so i can't see that it's a permission thing. As well, i can go into the folder and just delete the files, and when that is done, i can delete the folder, which means to me that the files were not in use. Suggestions?

Posted On: 2010-03-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

How To Delete Temporary Internet Files?

Temporary internet files question i open up internet explorer, click on tools, internet options. Under general tab i click on settings under browsing history. This takes me to window temporary internet files and browsing history . Here i click on view files. This opens a window with "many"favicons for sites i’ve visited plus some other things. It looks like all this takes up lots of space so i tried deleting one of the favicons by right clicking on the link & clicking delete, but nothing happened. Should i try to get rid of all this & if so, how?  I have already deleted temporary internet files & browsing history.

Posted On: 2010-08-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Unable To Move / Delete / Rename Files

It's a simple problem but i cant find any solution. I dl a video from youtube (the 'guide' i followed http://www.Youtube.com/watch?V=q-c5ldefcxa) and now i have some files with the size 0 bytes on my desktop that i cant move, delete or rename. I've tried delete, shift+delete, drag and drop in the trash, deleting using cmd. The feedback is that my comp is unable to find the files.
I downloaded a program that delete files at boot (gipo@moveonboot) but it returns with 'access denied' when i select the files.

I've also tried to create a new file with the exact name and when i do it 'disappears' into the file i want to delete, but when i drop the file it is deleted and the original file remains (when i rename the file theres no warning that it's the same name as another file). I'm out of ideas to approach this problem so please help me! Running w7 home premium on a dell studio 15 (don't think it matter but anyway. )

Ps. The files is just annoying and not dangerous in any way, also the ending is just a '. ' 'example. Flv. ' ds.


Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Softwaredistribution.old - Is It Safe To Delete Files And Folder ?

Is it safe to delete files and folder of softwaredistribution. Old? Recently i my muweb and wuwebcontrol was damage and i try to find a solution to fix it then i read some forums in microsoft that you can fix this if you try to rename the softwaredistribution to softwaredistribution. Old then go to windows/system32/muweb.dll then delete the muweb.dll and wuweb but my automatic updates not runs even i try to choose the automatic updates. After that i try to download the microsoftfixit50203 and install it to solve the automatic updates problems. But the automatic updates didn't run. I open the windows/softwaredistribution why the softwaredistribution. Old still in there?Now i have two folders naming softwaredistribution and softwaredistribution. Old in c://windows is it good to my computer having duplicate folder but different files inside because the other one is new?

Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win7 Gave Me Bad Information Concerning Files To Delete

I tried to install windows 7 on my desktop computer. I am upgrading from vista, using the 32 bit disk. Windows ran the compatibility program and came back with information concerning items i needed to uninstall in order for the procedure to go smoothly. I did what i was advised to do and now the program can't install because it can't get online. One of the items it told me to uninstall was the google tool bar, one was hardware diagnostic tools, one was intellitype and one was commodo internet security. Obviously one of them, (or all) facilitated getting online. Help, help, help.

Posted On: 2010-03-07 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Administrator Password Required To Delete Win 7 Old Files

When i attempt to delete the "old'files i receive a notice saying administrator authorization required. There is no option but either 'try again' same results or 'quit'. I have read a couple of items here on the subject but not on actually deleting the file. I need the space back on c drive. The files are also to large for the recycle bin. Do you have to delete a few hundred at a time. As i have been working on the laptop it seems like some of the files are still being used rather than they have become redundant, that so?

Posted On: 2010-01-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Setup Raid Array Delete All Files On Old Drive

I added a new drive and set up a raid array. This deleted all the information on my old drive. I already performed a clean install of windows 7 home premium on the new array. Now i cannot use my product key because i have the upgrade disc. Is there a way for me to input the keys to my older versions of windows so i can use the upgrade key? If i call microsoft, will they activate my windows if i provide them my vista key? I am trying to prevent installing the entire os again.

Posted On: 2010-07-19 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Delete Win 7 Failed Install Files To Free Up Space

Windows 7 install failed and left install files on my drive. Now i don't have enough room to install again. How do i delete the files and free up space. Error had something to do with not finding setup.dll or setup.dll was corrupt.

Posted On: 2009-12-13 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Can I Delete Program From Program-files (x86) Directory ?

Why is windows media player in the program files directory (i assume for 64 bit programs) and also in the program files (x86)? It runs ok from either. Can i delete it from (x86) and other duplicates as well? I also note that office 2007 seems to be in the (x86). Does that mean it is not a 64 bit program?

Posted On: 2009-11-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Microsoft Update Deleted All Files

How do i figure out which update did this so i can get rid of it!Ok, here it is. I am really getting upset with microsoft and their updates! This is the second time their updates have done something to my computer! The first time i had to reformat my computer. This time or rather last night i allowed microsoft to install their updates to my computer. After they were through i turned my computer off to go to bed.

And when i turned it back on, i see a message as it is going to the log on screen that says personalizing your desk top this may take a few minutes and when i logged on to my desk top everything and i means everything that i had saved in my c drive no longer existed! I can't believe it! Do you think system restore will bring it all back? Or what else should i try!


Posted On: 2010-03-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Update Files Won't Install - Error Code 646

I have tried most of the fixes here and none have worked here are the kb update files that don't install.

Security update for microsoft office excel 2007 (kb973593)

Download size: 8. 5 mb

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: important

A security vulnerability exists in microsoft office excel 2007 that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973593

Help and support:
http://support.microsoft.com/?Ln=en-us

Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system (kb973704)

Download size: 7. 4 mb

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: important

A security vulnerability exists in the 2007 microsoft office system and the microsoft office compatibility pack that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973704

Help and support:
http://support.microsoft.com/?Ln=en-us

Update for microsoft office infopath 2007 (kb976416)

Download size: 2. 1 mb

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: important

Microsoft has released an update for microsoft office infopath 2007. This update provides the latest fixes to microsoft office infopath 2007. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976416

Help and support:
http://support.microsoft.com/?Ln=en-us

Update for microsoft office outlook 2007 junk email filter (kb977839)

Download size: 3. 2 mb

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: important

This update provides the junk e-mail filter in microsoft office outlook 2007 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977839

Help and support:
http://support.microsoft.com/?Ln=en-us

Update for microsoft office word 2007 (kb974561)

Download size: 8. 8 mb

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: recommended

Microsoft has released an update for microsoft office word 2007. This update provides the latest fixes to microsoft office word 2007. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974561

Help and support:
http://support.microsoft.com/?Ln=en-us

I have copied the reg. Bat and run it , i have also deleted the files in the software dis folder download and to no avail, not sure if i have vista sp1 or sp2  installed it is 32 bit home prem this has been going on for about 3-4 months and i am getting short on hair to pull out now. If anyone can help i would be very great full and one pc will live another day and not learn to fly lol.


Posted On: 2010-01-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Delete File

Windows 7 - word 2007. Was editing a .doc file (compatibly mode) when word went into a loop where it ignored all input. I waited for a half hour and finally had to stop word with the task manager. The file that was open at the time cannot be deleted or renamed. Same results when system booted in safe mode. Message is "the action can't be completed because the file is open in microsoft office word". Word is not open at this point. Same result after a reboot and no other actions other than the attempt to delete same message.

If the file is opened in word, and immediately closed with no actions of any kind, the same result, still cannot delete the file and same message is given.

Surprisingly the file can be copied but attempting to delete the copy gets the same message.

How can i delete the file?


Posted On: 2010-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

File Will Not Delete

I have a downloaded file on my computer that is like 500mb or so, and it will not delete. Every time i move it to the recycle bin and attempt to empty explorer goes unresponsive and totally locks up. I know that my hdd has one "unstable" sector which was not relocated, and is pending a relocation (via hdd smart status), and i believe that maybe that sector contains the file. How can i get rid of this stupid thing please help. The file is just an ordinary setup file for a game, with no encryption or protection.

Posted On: 2010-08-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Delete Cookies

Windows vista. Can't delete cookie. I can't delete a cookie that moves the cursor back to the middle of what i have typed. While typing this question i had to bring the cursor back about 8 times already. It happens any time i'm typing. I tried everything. Right now this cookie just selected the whole question. I tried to delete cookies at internet explorer - delete browsing history and nothing. At this point the cursor has come back about 20 times. This is how my text looks like if i don't stop typing and bring it back. I tried to run full scan with norton, but the cookie comes back.

This is how my text looks like when i type: "say i'm telling you about my ing phrse and you can't read anyth middle of thersor goes back in theproblem all over again, the cu"

What do i do?


Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Cannot Delete A File

Cannot delete a file that is causing my computer to freeze for 3 minutes. Downloaded trail version of photo impact cx3. Uninstalled it but my computer froze for 3 minutes every 10 minutes. Links in internet explorer often dont work. Isolated a file untitled1. Ufo which seems to be the problem. It is a splash screen for cx3. I can not delete this file.

Posted On: 2010-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

How To Completely Delete Raid?

Can somebody please tell me how i completely delete raid , because i have a built pc with win xp , intel motherboard d955xbk and pentium d with win xp pro with raid but its almost impossible to install win 7, so i decide to delete completely raid and then install win 7 in only one hard drive and then download intel matrix store manager to make my raid 0 from that program ( after the installation of win 7) i had tried to disable or delete raid but every time that i do it these ways , and reboot the system it say that there is not hard drives to install the os , i was wondering if there is a way to reset cmos or bios , i dont know , please help me

Posted On: 2010-03-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can't Delete File

I created a set of files with photorec (http://en. Wikipedia.org/wiki/photorec) on to an external usb hard drive. Now i can't delete them without extreme effort. The only program that seems to be able to delete them is unlocker (http://ccollomb. Free. Fr/unlocker/) but that delete at only one file per 6 seconds and i have over 88, 000 files. I think that would over 6 days. There has to be a better way.

The message i get under xp is simply access denied. I have administrator privileges and i also tried setting the actual user to have full access but even that modification to the files was denied. I tried connecting the drive to a windows 7 machine and experienced almost the exact same behavior. If i try to delete them normally i receive an error saying that i need administrator privileges, but when i run explorer as administrator i receive the same message.

I also still can't update the access privileges in windows 7. I have used photorec many time before and i've never seen this behavior. The the computer had a lot of viruses on in before recovering the data. Maybe one of them changed an access setting.


Posted On: 2010-05-09 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Cannot Delete File Problems

I downloaded a file with firefox, and with ms security essentials auto-scanning new files. This file contains no viruses, i have downloaded it before with no problems on a different computer using eset security. Once the download completed, firefox and mse froze. I opened the downloads folder and everything worked fine until i hovered the mouse over that file. Explorer froze.

Every time the file is even hovered over, let alone clicked, explorer froze. I also tried deleting it via glary utilities file shredder. That froze. Any way i can delete it?

The file is an .exe for a game mod. Link:
http://www.Moddb.com/mods/get-a-life/downloads/get-a-life-mod-full-version-v10
(It's 701mb. Test for viruses if you want)

I've also tried renaming / deleting the folder that the file is in. It tells me that the file is currently being used by a process, but i can't find any process using it in either task manager, comodo firewall's process manager or even glary utilities process manager.


Posted On: 2010-02-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Large File Will Not Delete

I have accidentally created an 11gb video file due to a clip being looped. Now i need to delete this useless file. However, windows will not delete the file. Every time i try to delete it, the "preparing to delete" dialog box simply hangs. I have waited for > 10 minutes with no success.

I have read that file indexing can cause problems with deleting large files, so i have disabled it for my c drive and deleted the index. This does not help the situation. I can also not access the file properties by right-clicking on the file name, the dialog box just won't pop up.

I am running windows 7 home premium 32-bits. How can i delete this file?  I have also tried to overwrite the file by saving over it and that doesn't work either.


Posted On: 2010-01-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Delete File Ehthumbs_vista.db

I cannot modify contents of a folder that contains movies i recorded from dvds. I recently installed win7 ultimate on a notebook and used the media center to load the dvd files for viewing. I tried adding some more movie titles to the folder, but am denied access. I have tried making all the related files and folder "not" read only, but cannot do that for the ehthumbs_vista. Db file.

I think there is a relation between this hidden read only file and my access denial to modify the contents of the folder. When i try to delete the file it says i need access from some other cryptic source (name is long series of letters and number. I am logged on as a administrator, but am never prompted to grant access as an administrator to delete the file.

How can i delete this file? Or if there is another reason i can't copy files into the folder please help.


Posted On: 2010-01-19 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Delete Old Recovery Partition

On my toshiba laptop there is a pre-installed recovery file on a separate partition to the vista:c one[which is now 7 since i upgraded]it is on a partition called data:e. Also on this partition is a file called ro8500 en. Tag which windows won't open. Both these were there when i bought the laptop 2 years ago. They take up 4 gbs on an 11 gb partition. Can i delete this partition safely now i don't need the recovery file for vista anymore? I want to extend the c partition into the space that would be created.

Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Unable To Delete Folder

After clicking yes to the initial "are you sure you want to move this folder to the recycle bin?" Message i get the following: folder access denied you'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder folername

I click continue and get the following: folder access denied you need permission to perform this action you require permission from computernameusername to make changes to this folder foldername

Only problem: i am computernameusername! How do i give myself permission to delete this folder? The only buttons that appear from then on are "try again" or "cancel". Any ideas?


Posted On: 2010-03-14 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Unable To Delete Folders

I have an external hdd with many folders inside. But for some reason, there are 2 folders i can't seem to be able to delete. When i check the security settings, it would appear that it did not inherit the proper permission from the parent folder. The setting is:

Everyone: read & execute, list folders and content, read

There are 2 other gibberish user accounts which i don't know where they are there:

S-1-5-21-2145949008-2407857112-2712454127-1000

S-1-5-21-15848770-2879594047-1722543213-1001

Can anyone tell me how i can get rid of the 2 folders? I am the only user and an administrator of the pc.


Posted On: 2010-07-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Delete An Email From Mail

Received a flagged e-mail that i can not open, move, or delete. The message i get when trying to display it is, there has been an error, may be low on memory. I'm just trying to delete the e-mail from the "inbox" and the program will not allow me to do anything with it at all. All other functions with the program, including other e-mails, are running just fine. Is there any way to get around this and delete this one rouge e-mail without deleting the entire program?

Posted On: 2010-03-09 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Missing Delete Key

Ok, my key is behaving like a key yes, my key is still behaving like it should. This is the first time this has happened ok, i just turned sticky keys off and on. Let me test the key once more. It works againevidently, sticky keys has a side effect when it misbehaves. What in the world is happening?

Wait a second. When i wrote the first sentence of the above paragraph sticky keys was working (i just used ) but the key was not. Was sticky keys adversely affecting the key or not?


Posted On: 2010-01-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Manually Delete A Driver

I am having an issue that i hope someone can assist with. I installed the drivers for a kensington slimblade presenter mouse on my windows 7 laptop, but the mouse does not work at all. After uninstalling the driver and reinstalling it a few times, i now have an issue where system won't let me uninstall it any more. I get an error message that says "unable to restore the previous mouse driver"; then when i click ok it shows the message "uninstallation was not successfully completed. Please refer to the readme.txt or user manual to perform uninstall manually. "

There is no information on kensignton's website and no readme.txt file; i called their tech support and got the predictable response: it must be your computer, the mouse is fine. (It works on my home computer, a vista machine). The mouse is supposed to work without drivers, so i just want to delete the defective driver that is on my system so i can try it without drivers. Can anyone advise how to do that? I would appreciate any assistance.


Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .