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Can't delete files after I created them.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Kenk_1998, Aug 18, 2005.

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  1. Kenk_1998

    Kenk_1998 Thread Starter

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    I installed UNIX Services for Windows. Then I installed a UNIX application. Then I wanted to remove both.
    I tried to removed the application but some of the files would not let me delete them.
    I then uninstalled UNIX Services for Windows which worked fine but left behind it's folder 'C:SFU' because a few application folders are there and are write protected.
    I installed them under UNIX Services for Windows and now I can't delete them.

    Any back doors or UTILS to get rid of them? I tried KILLBOX but it could not do it.

    Thanks for any ideas!
     
  2. jons173

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    Not sure if you installed a program but her is directions on uninstalling a program manually.

    Uninstall Programs Manually
    Just because Windows XP has the Add/Remove Programs feature it doesn't mean your application will appear in the list. Furthermore, even if it does appear, it's no guarantee that the uninstall feature will work. When you run across one of these situations the items listed below will help in getting rid of the application. Be aware that these steps may not remove everything associated with the application and can impact other applications on the computer. Have a backup or restore point and use caution.

    Find the directory for the application and delete all the files in the directory. Delete the directory.

    Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE and find the folder for the application. Delete the folder.

    Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE and find the folder for the application. Delete the folder.

    To remove the application entry from Add/Remove Programs (if present) open regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall and find the folder for the application. Delete the folder.

    Some applications have Services attached to them. If this is the case, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services, locate and delete the service.

    In Windows Explorer, navigate to the individual user settings and delete program references. Common places to check would be:

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs and delete relevant entries.
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup and delete relevant entries.
    C:\Documents and Settings\%YourUserID%\Start Menu\Programs and delete relevant entries.
    [Do this for each User ID listed]
    C:\Documents and Settings\%YourUserID%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup and delete relevant entries.
    [Do this for each User ID listed]

    If no entries were found in the previous step and the application launches automatically, navigate to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows
    and delete the entry.
     
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