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ubpc
07-10-2005, 01:44 AM
I installed a program the day I got my new xp and 2 days later decided to
remove it. went to control panel, add/remove programs and uninstalled the
program. Now I have a file folder in the Program Files folder that I cannot
get rid of---program is no longer installed but folder remains... I get error
message "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk." I
really want to get rid of that pesky folder ..... any help out there

PA Bear
07-10-2005, 01:44 AM
Log on as Administrator and delete the folder.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security

ubpc wrote:
> I installed a program the day I got my new xp and 2 days later decided to
> remove it. went to control panel, add/remove programs and uninstalled the
> program. Now I have a file folder in the Program Files folder that I
> cannot get rid of---program is no longer installed but folder remains...
> I get error message "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file
> or disk." I really want to get rid of that pesky folder ..... any help
> out there

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 01:44 AM
Go to Start>Run type: msconfig select Startup and see if the
program is listed there. If yes, Uncheck.
" " "" " " regedit Navigate to
Hkey_Local_Machine\Software. If program folder is there delete it
same for
Hkey_Current_User\Software.
"ubpc" <ubpc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AAB5D127-B5D0-4439-B241-FAEBCC2D1526@microsoft.com...
>I installed a program the day I got my new xp and 2 days later decided to
> remove it. went to control panel, add/remove programs and uninstalled the
> program. Now I have a file folder in the Program Files folder that I
> cannot
> get rid of---program is no longer installed but folder remains... I get
> error
> message "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk." I
> really want to get rid of that pesky folder ..... any help out there

ubpc
07-10-2005, 01:44 AM
color me stupid but I've never had to log in, as administrator or otherwise
on this computer so how do I go about that???? truly puzzeled here

"PA Bear" wrote:

> Log on as Administrator and delete the folder.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
>
> ubpc wrote:
> > I installed a program the day I got my new xp and 2 days later decided to
> > remove it. went to control panel, add/remove programs and uninstalled the
> > program. Now I have a file folder in the Program Files folder that I
> > cannot get rid of---program is no longer installed but folder remains...
> > I get error message "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file
> > or disk." I really want to get rid of that pesky folder ..... any help
> > out there
>
>

lvee
07-10-2005, 01:44 AM
If the poster was able to install the program wouldn't that indicate that he
has administrator rights? Unless the posters rights have been changed since
the program was installed.
Try renaming the file, then deleting it, although I don't know if that will
work.
If all else fails, reinstall the unwanted program, reads the uninstall
instructions..it might be that using add/remove programs is not the way to
remove their program.


"PA Bear" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Log on as Administrator and delete the folder.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
>
> ubpc wrote:
>> I installed a program the day I got my new xp and 2 days later decided to
>> remove it. went to control panel, add/remove programs and uninstalled
>> the
>> program. Now I have a file folder in the Program Files folder that I
>> cannot get rid of---program is no longer installed but folder remains...
>> I get error message "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file
>> or disk." I really want to get rid of that pesky folder ..... any help
>> out there
>


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