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how to get rid of folder that doesn't "exist" in my computer

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Chunter, Jan 6, 2002.

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  1. Chunter

    Chunter Thread Starter

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    see the jpeg i uploaded first

    i installed a new saitek gamepad,didn't like the crap that came on the disc so de installed it but it left me with a folder with no name on. how do i get rid of it ,i know it doesn't hurt me in anyway,i just want rid of it,its bugging the hell out of me..
     

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  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Open Regedit, and drill down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace
    and to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{BDEADF00-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}

    Klck on the + sign next to NameSpace.

    You'll see a number of subkeys representing the folders in MY Computer.
    Click on them, and check what name they have in the right pane.

    Is there one there that has no name?

    When you find the CLSID without accompanying name in the right pane, rightclick it, and choose 'rename'.

    Say it looks like this (example) : {BDEADF00-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}


    Now edit it by putting a little minus sign preciding it, so that it looks like this (example):
    -{BDEADF00-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}

    If you go back to your desktop, and refresh it, the icon that you've edited like described will be gone.

    When you're sure you've got the right one, you can delete it altogether, if you like.

    Good luck,
     
  3. Chunter

    Chunter Thread Starter

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    thx TonyKlein

    deleted the first one ,did just the job i was after ,thanks very much..
     
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