"microsoft frontpage", "xerox" folders



Nerdlihctaei
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
I can't delete these folders from the command prompt, in safe mode, or by any
other means that I've tried. I know for a fact that I haven't installed any
Xerox products on my computer, and I'm pretty sure I never installed
Frontpage. The names are all in lowercase, and the file size is 0 bytes. When
I try to delete "xerox", I get the message "Cannot delete nwwia: It is being
used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the
file and try again." I get the same message with "microsoft frontpage", but
with "bin" instead of "nwwia". Please help!

Thanks,
Chris

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
They are "protected" system folders and therefore can not be deleted.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Nerdlihctaei" <Nerdlihctaei@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I can't delete these folders from the command prompt, in safe mode, or by
>any
> other means that I've tried. I know for a fact that I haven't installed
> any
> Xerox products on my computer, and I'm pretty sure I never installed
> Frontpage. The names are all in lowercase, and the file size is 0 bytes.
> When
> I try to delete "xerox", I get the message "Cannot delete nwwia: It is
> being
> used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using
> the
> file and try again." I get the same message with "microsoft frontpage",
> but
> with "bin" instead of "nwwia". Please help!
>
> Thanks,
> Chris

Nerdlihctaei
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
Just out of curiosity, what are they used for?

"Richard Urban" wrote:

> They are "protected" system folders and therefore can not be deleted.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "Nerdlihctaei" <Nerdlihctaei@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:489DD93B-3FE2-4E0C-BB08-C24884234D54@microsoft.com...
> >I can't delete these folders from the command prompt, in safe mode, or by
> >any
> > other means that I've tried. I know for a fact that I haven't installed
> > any
> > Xerox products on my computer, and I'm pretty sure I never installed
> > Frontpage. The names are all in lowercase, and the file size is 0 bytes.
> > When
> > I try to delete "xerox", I get the message "Cannot delete nwwia: It is
> > being
> > used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using
> > the
> > file and try again." I get the same message with "microsoft frontpage",
> > but
> > with "bin" instead of "nwwia". Please help!
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Chris
>
>
>

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
Hi Chris,

They are considered system folders, and are created by the original
installation and cannot be deleted.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Nerdlihctaei" <Nerdlihctaei@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:489DD93B-3FE2-4E0C-BB08-C24884234D54@microsoft.com...
>I can't delete these folders from the command prompt, in safe mode, or by
>any
> other means that I've tried. I know for a fact that I haven't installed
> any
> Xerox products on my computer, and I'm pretty sure I never installed
> Frontpage. The names are all in lowercase, and the file size is 0 bytes.
> When
> I try to delete "xerox", I get the message "Cannot delete nwwia: It is
> being
> used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using
> the
> file and try again." I get the same message with "microsoft frontpage",
> but
> with "bin" instead of "nwwia". Please help!
>
> Thanks,
> Chris

Daniel Crichton
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
Nerdlihctaei wrote on Mon, 23 May 2005 03:46:02 -0700:

> Just out of curiosity, what are they used for?

The Xerox folder is to do with the scanning software built into XP (and from
what I've read in posts previous editions back to 98 have this too) - it's
licensed from Xerox, hence the folder name. If you have plugged in a
scanner, a webcam, or a digital camera at any time that's likely why it's
popped up. It's not malicious, but it is part of the XP system files. Just
ignore it.

AFAIK the Microsoft FrontPage folder is there because the Web folder
browsing is now built into Windows, you can view a FP enabled site that you
have logon credentials for using explorer. It's also likely to do with the
"publish to web" component.

Dan

SP Goodman
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
"Daniel Crichton" <msnews@worldofspack.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Nerdlihctaei wrote on Mon, 23 May 2005 03:46:02 -0700:
>
>> Just out of curiosity, what are they used for?
>
> The Xerox folder is to do with the scanning software built into XP (and
> from what I've read in posts previous editions back to 98 have this too) -
> it's licensed from Xerox, hence the folder name. If you have plugged in a
> scanner, a webcam, or a digital camera at any time that's likely why it's
> popped up. It's not malicious, but it is part of the XP system files. Just
> ignore it.

If it's part of the XP system files why isn't it under system32? It's not
consistent. Or have the guys who re-developed Outlook taken to OS kernel
work? :)

> AFAIK the Microsoft FrontPage folder is there because the Web folder
> browsing is now built into Windows, you can view a FP enabled site that
> you have logon credentials for using explorer. It's also likely to do with
> the "publish to web" component.

And I suspect the inclusion of FrontPage with Windows, whether you install
it or not?

--
Stephen Goodman
* Cartoons about DVDs and Stuff
* http://www.medialinenews.com
* http://www.earthlight.net/HiddenTrack
* http://www.earthlight.net/Gallery

Tom Pepper Willett
07-09-2005, 11:41 PM
"And I suspect the inclusion of FrontPage with Windows, whether you install
it or not?"

No.

Tom "Pepper" Willett
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage

"SP Goodman" <earthlight2k@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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|
| "Daniel Crichton" <msnews@worldofspack.co.uk> wrote in message
| news:%23L1rGP5XFHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > Nerdlihctaei wrote on Mon, 23 May 2005 03:46:02 -0700:
| >
| >> Just out of curiosity, what are they used for?
| >
| > The Xerox folder is to do with the scanning software built into XP (and
| > from what I've read in posts previous editions back to 98 have this
too) -
| > it's licensed from Xerox, hence the folder name. If you have plugged in
a
| > scanner, a webcam, or a digital camera at any time that's likely why
it's
| > popped up. It's not malicious, but it is part of the XP system files.
Just
| > ignore it.
|
| If it's part of the XP system files why isn't it under system32? It's not
| consistent. Or have the guys who re-developed Outlook taken to OS kernel
| work? :)
|
| > AFAIK the Microsoft FrontPage folder is there because the Web folder
| > browsing is now built into Windows, you can view a FP enabled site that
| > you have logon credentials for using explorer. It's also likely to do
with
| > the "publish to web" component.
|
| And I suspect the inclusion of FrontPage with Windows, whether you install
| it or not?
|
| --
| Stephen Goodman
| * Cartoons about DVDs and Stuff
| * http://www.medialinenews.com
| * http://www.earthlight.net/HiddenTrack
| * http://www.earthlight.net/Gallery
|
|

SP Goodman
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
That's interesting. I didn't install FrontPage by deselection, because I
have Office. But the FrontPage folder was still created during the
installation. Did the xerox folder (it would have at least indicated that
it wasn't a rogue folder if it were capitalized like an endorsed, "okay" (as
far as Windows is concerned) company name would be. My first suspicion
about the 'xerox' folder was that some kind of virus or spyware/malware had
put it there, and ended up gritting my teeth for the remainder of the XP
installations-upgrades only to find the folder still there. And no
documentation on the KB to explain it, which only encourages attempts to
delete...

"Tom Pepper Willett" <tompepper@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:u3BIZi7XFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> "And I suspect the inclusion of FrontPage with Windows, whether you
> install
> it or not?"
>
> No.
>
> Tom "Pepper" Willett
> Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
>
> "SP Goodman" <earthlight2k@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eKYzy06XFHA.3464@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> |
> | "Daniel Crichton" <msnews@worldofspack.co.uk> wrote in message
> | news:%23L1rGP5XFHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | > Nerdlihctaei wrote on Mon, 23 May 2005 03:46:02 -0700:
> | >
> | >> Just out of curiosity, what are they used for?
> | >
> | > The Xerox folder is to do with the scanning software built into XP
> (and
> | > from what I've read in posts previous editions back to 98 have this
> too) -
> | > it's licensed from Xerox, hence the folder name. If you have plugged
> in
> a
> | > scanner, a webcam, or a digital camera at any time that's likely why
> it's
> | > popped up. It's not malicious, but it is part of the XP system files.
> Just
> | > ignore it.
> |
> | If it's part of the XP system files why isn't it under system32? It's
> not
> | consistent. Or have the guys who re-developed Outlook taken to OS
> kernel
> | work? :)
> |
> | > AFAIK the Microsoft FrontPage folder is there because the Web folder
> | > browsing is now built into Windows, you can view a FP enabled site
> that
> | > you have logon credentials for using explorer. It's also likely to do
> with
> | > the "publish to web" component.
> |
> | And I suspect the inclusion of FrontPage with Windows, whether you
> install
> | it or not?
> |
> | --
> | Stephen Goodman
> | * Cartoons about DVDs and Stuff
> | * http://www.medialinenews.com
> | * http://www.earthlight.net/HiddenTrack
> | * http://www.earthlight.net/Gallery
> |
> |
>
>

Tom Pepper Willett
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
The folder is part of the management of the O/S, and is not the FrontPage
program.

Tom
"SP Goodman" <earthlight2k@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:e6rptuHYFHA.3220@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| That's interesting. I didn't install FrontPage by deselection, because I
| have Office. But the FrontPage folder was still created during the
| installation. Did the xerox folder (it would have at least indicated that
| it wasn't a rogue folder if it were capitalized like an endorsed, "okay"
(as
| far as Windows is concerned) company name would be. My first suspicion
| about the 'xerox' folder was that some kind of virus or spyware/malware
had
| put it there, and ended up gritting my teeth for the remainder of the XP
| installations-upgrades only to find the folder still there. And no
| documentation on the KB to explain it, which only encourages attempts to
| delete...
|
| "Tom Pepper Willett" <tompepper@mvps.org> wrote in message
| news:u3BIZi7XFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
| > "And I suspect the inclusion of FrontPage with Windows, whether you
| > install
| > it or not?"
| >
| > No.
| >
| > Tom "Pepper" Willett
| > Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
| >
| > "SP Goodman" <earthlight2k@hotmail.com> wrote in message
| > news:eKYzy06XFHA.3464@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| > |
| > | "Daniel Crichton" <msnews@worldofspack.co.uk> wrote in message
| > | news:%23L1rGP5XFHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > | > Nerdlihctaei wrote on Mon, 23 May 2005 03:46:02 -0700:
| > | >
| > | >> Just out of curiosity, what are they used for?
| > | >
| > | > The Xerox folder is to do with the scanning software built into XP
| > (and
| > | > from what I've read in posts previous editions back to 98 have this
| > too) -
| > | > it's licensed from Xerox, hence the folder name. If you have plugged
| > in
| > a
| > | > scanner, a webcam, or a digital camera at any time that's likely why
| > it's
| > | > popped up. It's not malicious, but it is part of the XP system
files.
| > Just
| > | > ignore it.
| > |
| > | If it's part of the XP system files why isn't it under system32? It's
| > not
| > | consistent. Or have the guys who re-developed Outlook taken to OS
| > kernel
| > | work? :)
| > |
| > | > AFAIK the Microsoft FrontPage folder is there because the Web folder
| > | > browsing is now built into Windows, you can view a FP enabled site
| > that
| > | > you have logon credentials for using explorer. It's also likely to
do
| > with
| > | > the "publish to web" component.
| > |
| > | And I suspect the inclusion of FrontPage with Windows, whether you
| > install
| > | it or not?
| > |
| > | --
| > | Stephen Goodman
| > | * Cartoons about DVDs and Stuff
| > | * http://www.medialinenews.com
| > | * http://www.earthlight.net/HiddenTrack
| > | * http://www.earthlight.net/Gallery
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|

SP Goodman
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Are you referring to the 'xerox' folder, or the 'FrontPage' one?

"Tom Pepper Willett" <tompepper@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:e9mCemIYFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> The folder is part of the management of the O/S, and is not the FrontPage
> program.
>
> Tom
> "SP Goodman" <earthlight2k@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:e6rptuHYFHA.3220@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | That's interesting. I didn't install FrontPage by deselection, because
> I
> | have Office. But the FrontPage folder was still created during the
> | installation. Did the xerox folder (it would have at least indicated
> that
> | it wasn't a rogue folder if it were capitalized like an endorsed, "okay"
> (as
> | far as Windows is concerned) company name would be. My first suspicion
> | about the 'xerox' folder was that some kind of virus or spyware/malware
> had
> | put it there, and ended up gritting my teeth for the remainder of the XP
> | installations-upgrades only to find the folder still there. And no
> | documentation on the KB to explain it, which only encourages attempts to
> | delete...
> |
> | "Tom Pepper Willett" <tompepper@mvps.org> wrote in message
> | news:u3BIZi7XFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> | > "And I suspect the inclusion of FrontPage with Windows, whether you
> | > install
> | > it or not?"
> | >
> | > No.
> | >
> | > Tom "Pepper" Willett
> | > Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
> | >
> | > "SP Goodman" <earthlight2k@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> | > news:eKYzy06XFHA.3464@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> | > |
> | > | "Daniel Crichton" <msnews@worldofspack.co.uk> wrote in message
> | > | news:%23L1rGP5XFHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | > | > Nerdlihctaei wrote on Mon, 23 May 2005 03:46:02 -0700:
> | > | >
> | > | >> Just out of curiosity, what are they used for?
> | > | >
> | > | > The Xerox folder is to do with the scanning software built into XP
> | > (and
> | > | > from what I've read in posts previous editions back to 98 have
> this
> | > too) -
> | > | > it's licensed from Xerox, hence the folder name. If you have
> plugged
> | > in
> | > a
> | > | > scanner, a webcam, or a digital camera at any time that's likely
> why
> | > it's
> | > | > popped up. It's not malicious, but it is part of the XP system
> files.
> | > Just
> | > | > ignore it.
> | > |
> | > | If it's part of the XP system files why isn't it under system32?
> It's
> | > not
> | > | consistent. Or have the guys who re-developed Outlook taken to OS
> | > kernel
> | > | work? :)
> | > |
> | > | > AFAIK the Microsoft FrontPage folder is there because the Web
> folder
> | > | > browsing is now built into Windows, you can view a FP enabled site
> | > that
> | > | > you have logon credentials for using explorer. It's also likely to
> do
> | > with
> | > | > the "publish to web" component.
> | > |
> | > | And I suspect the inclusion of FrontPage with Windows, whether you
> | > install
> | > | it or not?
> | > |
> | > | --
> | > | Stephen Goodman
> | > | * Cartoons about DVDs and Stuff
> | > | * http://www.medialinenews.com
> | > | * http://www.earthlight.net/HiddenTrack
> | > | * http://www.earthlight.net/Gallery
> | > |
> | > |
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>


"microsoft frontpage", "xerox" folders