A possible leftover folder after a Windows Update

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

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    Stefaan Guest

    Nick's solution is the only one that works !

    Thanks Nick !
    Stefaan, Sep 24, 2009
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    Neal Guest

    Neal, Sep 24, 2009
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    Neal Guest

    Great, Nick, worked for me too!

    Neal, Sep 24, 2009
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    Leonhard Guest

    Thanks Marc, After a couple of weeks trying to delete the folder I was
    worried about it, but your solution did the job perfectly.

    Thanks again!
    Leonhard, Sep 28, 2009
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    MrSolo Guest

    MrSolo, Oct 3, 2009
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    cajun Guest

    Thank you for this solution. It worked for me when nothing else did! I had
    two such files, on in my C:\Programs Files folder, and one on my second
    internal hard drive. They were installed on two different dates. I deleted
    the one under the C:\Program Files in Safe Mode, but it wouldn't let me
    delete the one on my second internal drive. I was going to try the Spybot
    trick posted here of dragging the folder to the Secure Shredder, but I don't
    have a Secure Shredder under Tools in Advanced Mode. I'm running XP Home and
    also don't have an option to "remove simple file sharing."
    cajun, Oct 4, 2009
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    Castor Guest

    I tried all suggestions and it's yours which help me to solve this problem.
    At least !
    Nick, you're the best, congratulations !!!

    Castor, Oct 4, 2009
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    TonyaMae Guest

    Steve, You Rock!!!
    I run the XP Home and it took me having to make folders inside the offending
    folder, then making another folder OUTside the offending folder, unchecking
    the read boxes the whole way, and only THEN after moving it to the new folder
    did it let me delete it! man! talk about being a pain in the neck!
    actually that folder needed to PAY! as it ate one of my folders that held 2
    months worth of work I did on a website. (accidently dropped it in the folder
    when moving it to another location)
    TonyaMae, Oct 6, 2009
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    TMon Guest

    Thank you for the great solution Nick Martin.

    Btw. i can't believe microsoft is such a lame, leaving unused garbage,
    what's more, protected on one's HDD.
    Weird. Not even a patch released to clean up the mess.

    Dear Microsoft,

    Don't do that again.
    TMon, Oct 11, 2009
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    Chris Guest

    OK I've got one for you. I deleted the file but not it is stuck in my
    recycle bin and not visible. NOTE: I have norton utilities installed and
    managing my Recycle bin as well.

    I've tried going into safe mode, but no luck. Still can't see the file.
    Any ideas????
    Chris, Oct 16, 2009
  11. Well, your solution almost worked. I had to visit the folder and delete its
    two subfolders one by one. I still had problems deleting the original folder
    and here's how I managed that:

    1. I opened the Windows Task Manager and a command line window.
    2. In the Task Manager, I killed all processes with the image name
    "explorer.exe". This causes the taskbar and desktop icons to disappear, but
    this isn't a problem (see step 5).
    3. I then went to the command line window and gave the command:

    rmdir/s <name_of_folder>

    4. The folder was deleted!
    5. I then gave the command explorer in the command line window to get the
    desktop and icons back.
    knightofmathematics, Oct 16, 2009
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    Chris Guest

    .. . . but now it is stuck . . .
    Chris, Oct 16, 2009
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    coco Guest

    After reading a lot of info on this problem, scripts required, etc. etc.,
    Nick's solution worked perfectly. Thanks for thinking out of the box Nick!
    coco, Oct 18, 2009
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    Graeme Guest

    Yes Nick!
    That's the one!
    5th "method" I've tried and it went off without a hitch.
    Thanks Nick!
    Graeme, Oct 21, 2009
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    maelbe Guest

    Thank you!
    That folder has been driving me crazy. I did not know what it was, how I had
    gotten it or how to have it removed. Nothing worked - until your excellent
    advice. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. Just creat a new
    folder, drop the .dll files and its folder in it and delete! =)
    maelbe, Oct 27, 2009
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    Greginwv Guest

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    Greginwv Guest

    Your advice worked the best. Thanks for the help! :)
    Greginwv, Oct 27, 2009
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    Allan Warner Guest

    There was only one other step (apart from allowing full access to
    administrators group) I had to do and that was to find the process that had
    hold of the filterpipelineprintproc.dll.

    I use processexplorer (from sysinternals (now part of MS)), its by Mark
    Russionvich. Its free and really good, it is an advanced replacement for task
    manager. But it does a load more and it can also find handles for files.

    The Printer Spooler was the process that had hold of the
    filterpipelineprintproc.dll file, once I had stopped this and assigned the
    full control permissions to the root folder and children I could delete the
    Allan Warner, Nov 10, 2009
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    Navlim Guest

    Thank you Nick,

    none of the above given solutions worked for me, but yours did.

    thanks a bunch.
    Navlim, Nov 23, 2009
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    drestar Guest

    If you have XP Home...This WORKS!!!!!

    Thanks sns!!!!!!!!!!!
    drestar, Dec 9, 2009
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