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21-Apr-2008, 09:59 AM #1
Solved: Unable to delete folder in program files
I installed a program(Kapi_Monopoly- Monopoly Here and Now to be specific). I then uninstalled it after I decided I did not want it. Well after I uninstalled it, the folder remained. When I right clicked and clicked on delete, a normal windows box popped up and siad that it is no longer there even though I see it right there under program files. The same program is showing under programs from the start bar. When I try to right click and delete it there, there is no option to delete it. It opens to empty. Any help would be greatly aqppreciated. I have tried to unlock it but it didn't work. I do not remember how I did it and will try it again if someone thinks it may work and can tell me what to try.


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21-Apr-2008, 11:13 AM #2
Have you restarted the computer since you uninstalled this game?
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21-Apr-2008, 11:25 AM #3
Yes, I have done that. It has been a couple months now. It doesn't seem to be causing problems and virus scanners and spyware and adware programs don't show anything. It just bothers me that I can't delete it.
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21-Apr-2008, 11:34 AM #4
What are its properties?
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21-Apr-2008, 12:22 PM #5
I will check that when I get back home and post it then.
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21-Apr-2008, 08:32 PM #7
There are no properties listed for it. It is zero in size. I have included 2 attachments with what I get when I try to delete the folder and what it shows under properties.



Also Delinfile did not work.
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21-Apr-2008, 09:32 PM #9
Try Run: command

del C:\Progra~1\Kapi_M~1

Or, right-click and choose Rename. When the file name is highlighted, right-click and Copy (in case there are invisible characters).

Then,

del C:\Progra~1\(paste the name)

If "del" doesn't do it, try "rd".
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22-Apr-2008, 06:10 AM #10
The delete command does not work. It says the system can not find the file specified. I also will not let me rename it. It tells me the same thing as when I try and delete it.


I am trying the website link in the previous message as well.
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22-Apr-2008, 07:18 AM #11
You first have to change to the program files directory......

cd c:\"program files" (hit enter)

rd Kapi_M~1 (hit enter)
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22-Apr-2008, 10:56 AM #12
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The delete command does not work. It says the system can not find the file specified. I also will not let me rename it. It tells me the same thing as when I try and delete it.


I am trying the website link in the previous message as well.
No, don't rename it. Just copy the name while it is highlighted for renaming and paste after the "rd" command.
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22-Apr-2008, 07:46 PM #13
I managed to delete them using the rd command....Thanks for everyone's help.
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