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comment How do I delete this unneccessary, obscure folder in vista?
@Snark, perhaps if the PC manufacturer had given me a Vista DVD.
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comment How do I delete this unneccessary, obscure folder in vista?
Ok, this worked. Fortunately, I run Ubuntu virtual machines, so I was able to save myself the trouble of downloading an ISO. I just burned an image from that. Had to change the boot order in my BIOS though ... sigh. I blame Microsoft for turning a simple task into an ordeal.
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comment How do I delete this unneccessary, obscure folder in vista?
It may have be the remnant of an update, but it's definitely not in use any more. It's just a drive that I use for data. I haven't even had it connected for a while.
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comment How do I delete this unneccessary, obscure folder in vista?
@Nik, do you mean, "Did I try this as an administrator?" Yes.
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comment How do I delete this unneccessary, obscure folder in vista?
I thought about doing this, but I was hoping for a quick answer to do it natively in windows. This may be the only solution, but it requires downloading the ISO if you don't have one handy then burning a CD, then shutting down and booting into another OS, then shutting down and booting back. Plus, if you're using your machine as a server OR in the middle of a some long process, you have to wait or interrupt your work. Sigh ...
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comment How do I delete this unneccessary, obscure folder in vista?
Also, I don't think it's related to a process that's preventing the deletion.
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comment How do I delete this unneccessary, obscure folder in vista?
These are instructions for XP, but I did the corresponding actions in Vista, and no luck.
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comment How do I delete this unneccessary, obscure folder in vista?
Unfortunately, Unlocker is not XP/Vista 64bit compatible. ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/#faq
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comment How do I delete this unneccessary, obscure folder in vista?
Booting into safe mode doesn't work. Neither does deleting thru the command line. Thx, though.
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comment How do I delete this unneccessary, obscure folder in vista?
@Rich, oops ... thx!
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