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How to delete an undeletable file folder?

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  • Started 2 years ago by RSD
  • Latest reply from StringJunky
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RSD
Posts: 2

OK, first things first. Here is some system information:
OS Name, Microsoft Windows & Home Premium
Version, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer, Microsoft Corp.
System Manufacturer, HP
System Model, HP G61 Notebook PC
System Type, x64-based PC
Processor, AMD Athlon II Dual-Core M300, 2000 MHz, 2 Cores, 2 Logical Processors
BIOS Version/Date, HP F.13/25 Jan 2010
SMBIOS Version, 2,6
Hardware Abstraction Layer, Version = “6.1.7601.17514”

My computer came with Internet Explore already installed, but I use only Firefox and Safari. So, I wanted to uninstall IE. But after I did that, I was looking through my program files, and the IE file folder was still in there. So, I tried to delete it but it said I needed permission from “TrustedInstaller”. So, I gave full permission to myself but it still didn't work. Then I downloaded LockHunter and it said that the file folder was unlocked but when I when to it, it said that I still didn't have permission to delete. Then I thought that if I opened the IE file folder, I could delete the stuff in it one-by-one but I only got to delete 13 out of 27 items. I closed the file folder and tried to delete all again in the hope that I deleted something that would unlock this option for the IE file folder but it didn't. I then downloaded Unlocker but when I clicked on it to start it up, it wouldn't open. Finally, I added “Take Ownership” to my Explorer right-click menu, and that worked. But now it says, “Folder In Use: The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program.” So I opened Task Manager and looked but no .exe or .dll or anything else pertaining to the IE file folder was running. Sometimes when I get this message I can restart my computer and it will work but it didn't do anything this time. I'm running out of ways that I know how to fix this. I usually don't need to ask questions, especially ones so long-winded, about computers but I'm feeling kind of lost here.

Thanks for any help,
Simone

Posted 2 years ago
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warlock
Posts: 4100

http://answers.yahoo.com/quest.....611AA2jS5K

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.....t_Explorer If you read through these links you will find that IE is a part of the Windows system and is needed to properly run your computer.

Posted 2 years ago
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evanderv
Posts: 12

Is this IE 8 or IE 9?

Posted 2 years ago
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ispalten
Posts: 6259

As Warlock says, it, the Engine, is required for not only Windows to operate, but other applications as well. Not only that, in your travels along the Internet you'll discover MANY sites that just don't work unless you are using IE. You might not even know that is a problem as some sites will not display everything or vital buttons will not work.

Solution, RE-INSTALL IE!!!

Irv S.

Posted 2 years ago
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evanderv
Posts: 12

I think he has Win 7 guys, Microsoft has howto's on uninstalling IE 8 and 9. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700

Posted 2 years ago
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warlock
Posts: 4100

@evanderv, That link is for troubleshooting. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Mozi....._Remove_IE Also read this.

Posted 2 years ago
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evanderv
Posts: 12

Yep you are right, I swore you could do this but then I remembered you can just turn off IE and it won't show. My bad.

Posted 2 years ago
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warlock
Posts: 4100

No problem. Anyway, welcome to the site.

Posted 2 years ago
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medab1
Posts: 1

Try compressing unwanted files & folders.
See screen shot:

http://i50.tinypic.com/a6z2d.png

Posted 1 year ago
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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

Click Start orb > Default Programs > Programs And Features > Turn Windows Features On or Off > Uncheck Internet Explorer > Click Yes to the advisory notice > OK.

Tony

Posted 1 year ago
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