A possible leftover folder after a Windows Update

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by The_Hat, Feb 4, 2009.

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    superniku Guest

    It really works, thx very much

    superniku, Aug 27, 2009
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    Steve Guest

    Even simpler way to delete it is to create a new folder and drag the
    offending 'ed798b66cbeb3a7b9bde9e55a9e2' folder into it. Thus any permissions
    that it is inheriting will be now be parented by the folder you created (so
    you will have read/write permissions on it)

    then just delete the new folder.
    Steve, Aug 27, 2009
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    wega51 Guest

    Brilliant! Works also on XP home edition.

    Thanks, wega51.
    wega51, Aug 28, 2009
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    Lyngengr Guest

    There is an easy way to delete this directory. You must be logged in as an
    administrator to do this. Select the folder with a right-mouse click, and
    then select the properties menu item (last one in the list). Click on the
    Security tab (third one), select the Administrators group/user name, and then
    in the permissions box click on "Full Control". Select the Apply button and
    exit. Then you can delete the entire "ed798b66cbeb3a7b9bde9e55a9e2"
    directory and subfolders/files.
    Lyngengr, Aug 28, 2009
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    phoinix Guest

    thank you this works perfectly... i just had to remove the 2 subfolders
    first... and then the main...
    phoinix, Aug 30, 2009
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    Todd-1 Guest

    The easiest way to delete anything that Windows won't let you delete is to
    boot a different OS (e.g. GNU/Linux) from a live CD or flash drive and then
    delete the file from there.
    Todd-1, Aug 31, 2009
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    brussel Guest

    I have the same problem as Micha. Please tell me how I can delete this folder.

    brussel, Aug 31, 2009
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    Aug 31, 2009
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    Great answer marc!

    Great answer Marc - Thanks for the tip!
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2009
    dsears, Aug 31, 2009
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    darrincates Guest

    Thanks Marc! - This worked for me too!
    darrincates, Sep 2, 2009
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    aman Guest

    Thanks Marc!!! Your solution worked perfectly, thankssss!!!
    aman, Sep 2, 2009
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    HLL Guest

    Just follow rambozo's (in page 2 of this thread) two steps which is the
    easiest way but has been overlooked. I had the same problem as yours
    that I cannot see the security tab therefore I cannot disable the
    "simple file sharing" in my XP home edition. Most of the people in this
    thread does not address this. But anyway rambozo's method works! i.e.
    Just drag the folder to the desktop and delete it from there.
    HLL, Sep 6, 2009
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    Dezo Guest

    Thanks worked great so simple feel newbish for not thinking of it lol...tried
    all the others first with no luck!!!
    Dezo, Sep 6, 2009
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    Nick Martin Guest

    I found the most simplest of solutions, as none of the above worked.

    My computer has been crashing and failing to load for a few weeks now and
    starting to become a real pain..

    I just went into the sharing properties of the folder, and allowed it to be
    viewed and altered by third parties (other users) and then deleted it. Job

    Hope this works.
    Nick Martin, Sep 8, 2009
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    Patrick Guest

    ' This is a sort of generic solution.
    ' Search all fixed disk drives (WHERE DriveType=3) for folders that
    ' have the i386\mxdwdrv.dll and amd64\mxdwdrv.dll, and delete them

    Dim objFSO : Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Dim objWMI : Set objWMI = GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\cimv2")
    Dim colDrives : Set colDrives = objWMI.ExecQuery("SELECT * from
    Win32_LogicalDisk WHERE DriveType='3'")
    Dim objRoot, objFolder

    For Each Drive in colDrives
    Set objRoot = objFSO.GetFolder(Drive.Name & "\")

    For Each objFolder in objRoot.Subfolders
    If objFSO.FileExists(objFolder.Path & "\i386\mxdwdrv.dll") And
    objFSO.FileExists(objFolder.Path & "\amd64\mxdwdrv.dll") Then
    WScript.Echo "Purging folder: " & objFolder.Path
    End If
    Patrick, Sep 10, 2009
  15. Beautiful solution! Jackpot!

    Greg McMenamin, Sep 10, 2009
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    deanv Guest

    Perfect Nick!
    Thank you

    deanv, Sep 11, 2009
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    Colin Guest

    Hi All,

    Just right click on the folder and make sure the "read only" box is
    completely unchecked and apply it to all subfolders and files. Then you can
    simply delete the folder as usual.

    Colin, Sep 13, 2009
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    John Guest

    thanks, Nick. works for me.

    John, Sep 18, 2009
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    Kobi Guest

    Thanks Nick, you're solution worked for me.

    I think the reason that people don't see the option about 'simple file
    sharing' is because that option doesn't exist in Windows XP home, only in XP
    Kobi, Sep 20, 2009
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    sns Guest

    I found a very simple way too!!!!

    I created a new folder in the folder where the ed798b66cbeb3a7b9bde9e55a9e2
    folder was.

    I put in this folder (i named it caca but any name must work) the
    ed798b66cbeb3a7b9bde9e55a9e2 folder.

    then selected the caca folder properties and unticked the "read only" box

    ....and i cancelled normally the caca folder with all the annoying files init!
    sns, Sep 23, 2009
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