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Solved: Can't delete eula.rtf files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Schmave, Jan 21, 2011.

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  1. Schmave

    Schmave Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I've seen this mentioned in several posts, but never seen an answer. I have a folder in my root directory called "df1e2e0e5f7295ecebccb3bdbb585b1a" which contains a dozen or so subfolders, each named with a four-digit number. In each subfolder is a file called "eula.rtf" (typically in some foreign language) and a file called "HotFixInstallerUI.dll".

    I don't want these files, but am unable to delete them even with Administrator privileges. They aren't taking up much space, but it makes me mad that I can't delete them!

    Any ideas?

    --Dave aka Schmave
     
  2. surferdude2

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    Hi Dave:

    Try some of these ways that I have stored for the occasion:

    Numbers 9 and 10 are my favorites. :) Good luck, post back your results please so others may be helped.
     
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  4. Schmave

    Schmave Thread Starter

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    Excellent! Thanks guys. I rebooted into safe mode--still couldn't delete. BUT I could move the whole directory to Administrator's desktop, whereupon I unceremoniously deleted it.

    Thanks again!
     
  5. surferdude2

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    Thanks for the update so others may be helped. :cool:
     
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