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How do I delete individual files created by system protection?

Q: How do I delete individual files created by system protection?

I'm using Windows Home Premium x64, and I want to delete a single file from a backup created by system protection. When I open a restore point, It takes me to an address like "\\localhost\C$\@GMT-2012.03.14-xx.xx.xx" I can see and open all of the files on that folder, such as like play videos from it, but I cannot delete anything from it. When I try to access the folder through disk management, access is denied. how do I go about deleting individual files from the backups?

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Preferred Solution: How do I delete individual files created by system protection?

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A: How do I delete individual files created by system protection?

Hello Bhootnat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

A restore point is different than a backup. You will not be able to delete a specific file included in a restore point. Any attempt to mess with a restore point like that would most likely end with the restore point no longer able to be selected to be used when doing a system restore.

Instead, you could only delete specific restore points if you like.

System Protection Restore Points - Delete

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I installed UNIX Services for Windows. Then I installed a UNIX application. Then I wanted to remove both.
I tried to removed the application but some of the files would not let me delete them.
I then uninstalled UNIX Services for Windows which worked fine but left behind it's folder 'C:SFU' because a few application folders are there and are write protected.
I installed them under UNIX Services for Windows and now I can't delete them.

Any back doors or UTILS to get rid of them? I tried KILLBOX but it could not do it.

Thanks for any ideas!
 

A:Can't delete files after I created them.

Kenk_1998 said:

I installed UNIX Services for Windows. Then I installed a UNIX application. Then I wanted to remove both.
I tried to removed the application but some of the files would not let me delete them.
I then uninstalled UNIX Services for Windows which worked fine but left behind it's folder 'C:SFU' because a few application folders are there and are write protected.
I installed them under UNIX Services for Windows and now I can't delete them.

Any back doors or UTILS to get rid of them? I tried KILLBOX but it could not do it.

Thanks for any ideas!Click to expand...
Not sure if you installed a program but her is directions on uninstalling a program manually.

Uninstall Programs Manually
Just because Windows XP has the Add/Remove Programs feature it doesn't mean your application will appear in the list. Furthermore, even if it does appear, it's no guarantee that the uninstall feature will work. When you run across one of these situations the items listed below will help in getting rid of the application. Be aware that these steps may not remove everything associated with the application and can impact other applications on the computer. Have a backup or restore point and use caution.

Find the directory for the application and delete all the files in the directory. Delete the directory.

Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE and find the folder for the application. Delete the folder.

Open regedit and navigate to HK... Read more

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Hi ! I just experimented and tried to create boot files to another drive and was successfully created . So now I want to delete it because it was just an experiment but I don't know how to delete it .

Can someone help me delete this . (Please )

A:How to delete created boot files ?

Did you merely copy Boot Files there or use a method to move the System Active boot flags to D as well?

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.

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Hello.

I just moved in to my buddy from work, and decided to put a pass on my PC, since a lot of people go thru the house on weekends. I set up an account, gave it admin privileges, but when setup asked: "would you like to give that account access to files?" (or some similar question) I selected NO. When account loaded I couldn't get access to any of my files! The problem now is that I can't delete that new account, because it's the only account! I tried setting up another one with administrator privileges, but it doesn't ask that question anymore (would you like to give that account access to files?), so I can't get access?

Do you know a solution, or a step towards getting access to files back? Please share, I'll greatly appreciate any help from you.
 

A:Created User Account. How To Get Files Back or Delete it?

Try taking ownership. This needs to be done quite a bit in Vista, so if you want you can use this to add the option to your context menu instead of doing it manually:
Vista Take Ownership Context Menu

Or:

"Take Control"
 

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I have just reinstalled Win7 Pro 64 bit on my new SSD disc which has 2 partitions, C containing the operating system, and D where I have my documents located. In addition I have another disc, E, which I use to save backups on, and a third disc with my F drive for storing pictures.

Somehow, when doing a clean install of Win7 the F drive has become a System drive. This means that when I do a System Image it includes the F drive. How can I change the F drive from System, Active, Primary Partition to just a Primary Partition so that only the C drive is included in the System Image?

Formatting the F drive does not work, unsurprisingly, but I am hoping that there is a way to do what I want without having to reinstall, which has taken me over one day so far.

Viv

A:Extra System drive created during install, how to delete?

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, draw a box around full map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

We will confirm that the normal procedure to Mark Win7 Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times will not run into any problems.

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My question is similar. I'm new to Win7-64. I want to back up the entire system but will System Image Restore allow me to identify and restore individual files? Win7's normal back up function does that, but it doesn't save the OS and programs.

Thanks

A:System Image Recovery allow me to identify & restore individual files?

Hello Mark, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but when doing a System Image Recovery, you will not be able to pick and choose individual files and folders. It's an all or none deal.

However, you could use the tutorial below to manaully extract individual files and folders from within the system image if you like.System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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i ran hijackthis and saved a logfile...i thnk i have infected host files or a redirect virus but when i click fix and then reboot the host files come right back...please help. thank you

A:i ran hijackthis and created a logfile...i think i have infected host files but when i delete they come back on reboot??

hello what is your operating system and please run this scan.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.46) and save it to your desktop.Before you save it rename it to say zztoy.exe alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan butto... Read more

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Hey guys,

Is there a way to password protect an individual folder or file rather than needing one to initially sign in? In the same line, is there a way to password protect a floppy disk?

As usual, thanks for your feedback.

Jeff
 

A:Password Protection for Individual Folders

One choice is to compress the folder and then password protect it. Files can usually be saved individually with a password within their program. If you are using NTFS then they are controlled by the system.
 

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can anybody suggest me in My computer in all c drive in windows in system there is a folder fun.exe.How can I delete this folder and which antivirus and spyware is good for removing this.

A:Fun.exe is automatically created in system files

Hello and Welcome.

It seems like this might be an autorun worm, and really an .exe file with a folder icon intended to deceive.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I recently used system restore in WinXP and now in all of my program directories there are additional folders named Data with a folders name resources in those. In the resources folder are the exe files for the programs and all shortcuts I have for those programs point to these exe files. So when I use one of those shortcuts two instances of the program opens and slows my computer down. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Ex. C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\Data\resources\firefox.exe
 

A:System restore created alternate locations for exe files.

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Hiya,
For a while now, I don't know exactly how long, there has been always one file on my C: (system root) drive that I never made. It is a hidden system file, 479,249 bytes in size. If I delete it, on system restart, it regenerates, but with a different name. I'll proceed to delete it and see if the hash is the same after restart. Right now, the name is NDSGQ, and the SHA-256 hash is 21200fcfb2194e02058d0eb976238c66f4ad516677eea98d73a2e83a583a5d6f. The name is always 5-all caps letters. I have NTFS compression enabled, and yes, the file compresses itself. I have no idea what it is. I've uploaded it to VirusTotal, and it has come back negative, but McAfee-GW-Edition says that "Heuristic.BehavesLike.Exploit.CodeExec.O". I will post back to see if the hash is the same.
The VirusTotal scan details are here: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/2...is/1369501005/

EDIT: Strange...the file hasn't re-generated this time...

A:Random Files Created in System Root Drive

Never compress the System drive as it may become unbootable if the boot files compress.

If you have MucAfee then you have much worse worries. It's the worst possible thing you can install on Win7, cause of endless problems we see here. Almost all issues are traced to it when its present, probably this one too.

To uninstall MucAfee you must use a special tool like is used with any other really bad infection: How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)

I'd replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast which are recommended by almost everyone here where we know Win7 best.

In addition if you're still running the HP preinstalled Win7, that is the worst possible install of Win7 one can have with the worst load of bloatware in the industry. That's why most tech enthusiasts choose to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get a perfect install based on the tools and methods which work best. Read the Note to HP Owners at end for special considerations.

At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

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The option to turn of the software is all grey out see picture i get "for your protection some settings are managed by your security administrator"
even thought i'm using the actual true administrator account not my user? 
I have access to regedit, gpedit all that stuff
I assume not virus
i would rather another antivirus because the microsoft is all so memory intense to some extent
Any help Would be greatly appreciated  

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A:Cannot disable or delete Microsoft System center 2012 endpoint protection

Is this computer a corporate computer? If yes, your Company Administrator may block it.
 
(Please note that Network Admin have more priority than Local Admin.)
 
Also, why you want to disable it?
 
Thank you.

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I've tried searching and all that I can find on the topic is how to disable all the libraries.

I installed Zune music player recently to try it out and it created the library "Podcasts" and I can't work out how to delete it.

I will never use it and I don't want it there, there must be a way to delete it as it wasn't there until I installed this program.

Regards,

mrGRINCH.

A:How do I delete an individual library?

welcome to the forum mr grinch ,right click it and select delete.

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Hi everyone. I am running IE7. Unfortunately, one of the sites I visit has something wrong with the e-mail address that you have to enter to login before you get the password autofilled in. What's wrong with it is instead of saying .com, I accidentally typed .co9m which is inaccurate obviously. I'd like to fix this so I don't have to manually delete the 9 from the e-mail address before signing in. I know that it doesn't take much effort to manually delete the 9 but it is still rather annoying. So, what I am wanting to know is how do I or CAN I edit/delete individual passwords in IE7 or do I have to delete all my passwords and start over again which I really don't want to do? I figured out where the passwords are stored at in the registry but they are encrypted and I don't know how to unencrypt and then reencrypt a registry file so that is of no use to me. Is there any way I can edit/delete an individual password in IE7 without downloading some other program that will just take up extra space and likely cost money? Or is there a free program out there that I can use to do this that I can just uninstall when I am done with it? Thanks a lot!
 

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I used to be able to delete history items individually.Why wont it let me now?

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I would like to delete individual Restore points but there is no clear way in Win 7 other than deleting ALL of the restore points. I have read elsewhere that CCLEANER does a fine job of deleting single restore points. Has anyone used CCLEANER to accomplish this function & were there any problems with your system afterwards or any problems at all?

Thank you for any information you can provide. Bud Rose...

A:How to delete individual Restore Points in Win 7

I had never used that function in CCleaner, but just tried it as a test.

I deleted my oldest restore point. Took about 1 second. Seems to have worked OK. That restore point is no longer listed in the available restore points in the System Restore interface.

System Protection Restore Points - Delete

For whatever that's worth.

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Hello,
Is it possible to delete individual address in the autocomplete box? If so, how?
 

A:Possible to delete individual entries in address

k, nevermind. Protonic fixed my problem.
 

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I would like to delete individual Restore points but there is no clear way in Win 7 other than deleting ALL of the restore points. I have read elsewhere that CCLEANER does a fine job of deleting single restore points. Has anyone used CCLEANER to accomplish this function & were there any problems with your system afterwards or any problems at all?

Thank you for any information you can provide. Bud Rose...

A:How to delete individual Restore Points in Win 7

I had never used that function in CCleaner, but just tried it as a test.

I deleted my oldest restore point. Took about 1 second. Seems to have worked OK. That restore point is no longer listed in the available restore points in the System Restore interface.

For whatever that's worth.

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When listening to my music I like to open vista media center and click "play all" under music. When I hear a song I want to delete It would be nice if I could delete the song within media center since manually located the songs location can be difficult.

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When listening to my music I like to open vista media center and click "play all" under music. When I hear a song I want to delete It would be nice if I could delete the song within media center since manually located the songs location can be difficult.

A:I wish I could delete individual songs within Media center!

Why cant you? I can...

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Hi all,
I seem to be having a frustrating issue. I was attempting to enable my system protection in order to allow me to restore individual files to a previous state. Unfortunately when I go to do so the option is not available at all. I did some research and have not been able to find a solution for this issue. I attached a screen shot of what i'm seeing and what should be available below (found the second one on sevenforums). Any help with this would be greatly appreciated as I have been searching for a solution for this problem for a little over two hours now .

A:No option to enable system protection for files

Hello Waffle, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Previous Versions of files from system protection has been replaced with File History in Windows 8/8.1 now. File History gives you more control.

File History - How to Use in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have just finished a System Repair on my Windows 7 using repair ISO, and I'm not sure if I should do a system image backup before deleting old files with Disk Cleanup, or delete them after I've done a Repair Disc and System Image as well. I'm also afraid to delete anything at this stage. Would it be safe to delete Restore Points and Shadow Copies at this stage (I only did repair today), or should I wait a week or so?
I guess what I'm asking is when and what to delete and when to create a System Image and Repair Disc. New to all this and don't want to muck it up, so any help I can get would be very much appreciated. I have printed out your tutorials to follow on Disk Cleanup and removing $Window.~Q file.
Thank you

A:When to delete old files and create System Image after System Repair

Make your system image now, using Macrium Reflect. You will be able to return to this point regardless of what happens.
Now delete your restore points and then make a new one, so that you can fix any future problems.
Now make another image.
You, also, want to download the free Macrium Reflect and make your images on an external hard drive. You will be able to save as many as you want.
Following these instructions you cannot go wrong. You can always come back to what you have right now.
Macrium Reflect Free

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The title is pretty self explanatory. I would like to pic a person, subject or group I receive messages from regularly and perform an action on that individual after a certain number of days.

Actions:
1) Archive file
2) Delete
3) Post in Individual folder.
Thanks,
Joe
 

A:Rule: Automatically delete message from an individual after a certain number of days.

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I have several email accounts in my IE11 dropdown list. Some I have NO CLUE how they got there. Is there a way to delete them completely from the list so they are never there again?

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Hi,
I am having this problem,when I'm trying to C:\>SFC \SCANNOW ,it is giving error message as this "windows protection could not initiate a scan of protected system files the specific error code is 0*000006ba [the RPC server is unavailable]".I'm using windows xp service pack 3.Please some one tell me how to solve this.
 

A:windows protection could not initiate a scan of protected system files

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OK. I'll try and explain this as good as i can. This started a couple months ago where i was trying to sync a scanner to laptop on win8 Toshiba, when the CPU started going crazy changed all contrast colors and ease of access settings to where the screen was not legable. ran my virus scan which didn't find anything but it kept happening. so did a full system restore. to no avail started noticing cpu always different  i got on it so i've been trying to run malware and spyware that gets shutdown or computer reboots in middle of scan. to where the laptop has crashed quite a few times when i get to looking deeper into the problem. now ive noticed network problems at home  with so many ports open and established. its gotten so bad as my older asus running win 7 has same problems now and my brand new galaxy s5 cell phone also was doing weird things and finally it too finally crashed. so thinking its something over the network which at first i thought it was the wife spying on me but every now and again i can turn off router and seems like things still happen and couple of my scan logs got changed were i know i saw some alerts on log about not updating but next day it was changed. when laptop was off all night after scan.
 
im not that tech savy but i try to read and look up as much as i could but shoot it just keeps getting worse and worse. so i would greatly appreciate some help with the matter before the laptop gets thrown in trash. it seems like theres alot of cmd ... Read more

A:Total system problems. files moved around virus protection gets disabled.

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll dow... Read more

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Hello,

I have a few work computers that appear to have taken up a lot of space. However, not a vast amount of personal/user created files/folders or deletable temporary files. And also the apps and games (however, some are required to work some other applications). But, the vast majority seems to be the system files (which is never a good idea to erase any of).

Which should I do?
 

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Hi, I'm not sure what I've done, but it apparently was something that managed to kill my system.

This is the Message that I've been getting:

System Error!

Attention, Jason! Some dangerous trojan horses detected in your system. Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted. This may lead to the destruction of important files in C:\WINDOWS. Download protection software now!

Click OK to download the antispyware. (Recommended)

Any help that could be provided would be greatly appreciated. Below is the Panda Report that I got and the Main report from DSS. I've also attached the extra text file from DSS.

Thanks,

Jason

Panda

;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
ANALYSIS: 2008-06-22 18:54:36
PROTECTIONS: 1
MALWARE: 29
SUSPECTS: 0
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PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Updated
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Windows Live OneCare 1.0.0 Yes Yes
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A:"System Error!...Microstoft Windows XP Files corrupted. Download protection now!

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

Please save this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding.
Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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You have no firewall enabled. Please enable Windows OneCare Live Firewall in the Security Center of your Control Panel.

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I see you have P2P software ( Azureus ) installed on your machine. We are not here to pass judgment on file-sharing as a concept. Howe... Read more

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First of all - thank you for your dedication to people like me!
I followed the removal instructions but then has a black screen when restarting my computer. Computer woks in safe mode.
I have done a Windows startup repair but it cannot be completed, I get the message that unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem. Error code 0x490.
Also get Boot/BCD failed.
I have restored the computer and can work on it in normal mode. I still see the little lock of the Malware on my taskbar.
I have also purchased Advanced System Care to assist but I get no joy...
It seems like removal of the Malware also removes some system registry files but I am no expert.

Please, please help me!

A:Uninstall of System Progressive Protection Malware creates registery files problems

Please do the following:Please download DDS from either of these linksLINK 1 LINK 2and save it to your desktop.Disable any script blocking protection Double click dds to run the tool. When done, two DDS.txt's will open. Save both reports to your desktop.---------------------------------------------------Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:DDS.txtAttach.txt. NEXTPlease download aswMBR to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run itWhen asked if you want to download Avast's virus definitions please select Yes.Click the Scan button to start the scanOn completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.You will also notice another file created on the desktop named MBR.dat. Right click that file and select Send To>Compressed (zipped) file. Attach that zipped file in your next reply as well

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It appears that I have created 2 files that system restore uses in creating restore points.
I found that by deleating on of them, system restore returns to functionalaity.
Unfortunately, I didnt make a record of the file name that gets duplicated (slightly different duplicate).

If someone knows the file created and maintaind by the system restore process, I would appreciate you letting me know what it is so I can delete one of them.
TIA
Neil

A:System Restore- Created Duplicate Restore Point Files

Wait what is your asking? System Restore creates restore points, which are hidden in a folder called "System Volume Information" on the root of your system drive. These restore points are actually folders inside System Volume Information, each folder contains versions of system files and data of changes to your system (such as software and hardware installs). If a problem occurs you can revert to a restore point.

If you are worried you have two restores are almost identical you can clear all the restore points leaving the most recent by going to Start (Orb on Vista)->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Cleanup.

Vista - On Vista, dialog will open click "Files from all users on this computer", then on following dialog click "OK".
XP - On XP, click "OK" on the dialog that appears.

Now it will start scanning for files that can be cleaned up. When it's done scanning a new window will appear and on the top of that window there will be some tabs, click the tab labeled "More Options". Look for the section that talks about System Restore and click the Clean Up button. Then Click "OK" on the main window. This clears all the restore points except for the most recent and should resolve your duplicate restore point problem.

I do not recommend that you ever delete files or folders in the System Volume Information, as if you need that file and your system crashes you are pretty much screwed.

-Michael

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Re:Win 7 64bit
I have seen the various threads re. ownership-deletion of system files but have a situation where the usual methods are not working.
Used the Win 7 clean up old check box and found 2 corrupt system files remaining: ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρϯϸϹϴϴϵϾ and ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρϯϸϹϴϴϵϾϻϵЉ , both ending with an empty space character. Moved the containing folder to the desktop and have the usual Could not find this item error when deleting from an elevated cmd window. Filenames become the long form versions when dragged to the cmd window e.g. ???????????p???????? . Ran sfc integrity check and tried LockHunter but they both say OK. Tried an rmdir /s on the containing folder without success. The Properties-Security tab says information unavailable on these files. Any help for deletion of these stubborn files much appreciated.

Thanks Dave

A:Delete System Files

I'm trying to remember but those files are from Secrom I believe...I'm trying to remember how I deleted them...I know it was though the command prompt...

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Mcafee detect ed some spyware that it was unable to clean .I was able to delete a spyware or trojen in safe mode to the recycle bin and than emptied that. but now Mcafee pops up saying it is in system restore folder Can someone tell me how to delete these files so I can create a new clean restore point,Thanks

A:Delete System Restore Files

From MS: To delete all the restore points on your machine disable and re-enable system restore on the system: Go to the Control Panel ('Start > Control Panel') and open the 'System' applet. Click on the 'System Restore' tab on the system applet. Check mark 'turn off system restore on all drives' and click the apply button. Then uncheck the box again to re-enable System Restore on the machine and click OK.

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I recently restored some folders to the desktop of my PC from my Acronis backup archive. Amongst these I also inadvertently restored some Windows system folders that I did not require. I tried to delete these using all the usual methods, including disabling UAC, without success. I then resorted to a method that had been previously successful - Cyberscrub Privacy Suite. This appeared to delete the folders but after rebooting the PC they reappeared on my desktop with different folder names that were apparently randomly generated e.g. VGO.CQA (the individual system files within the folders remain unchanged though). When I tried to delete these with Cyberscrub again the same thing happened again - except that the random folder numbers changed. When I try to delete the folders manually I get the 'This folder is shared with other people' and 'Destination Folder Access is denied' messages. If I right click on the folders and go Properties > Security, no category of user has 'Full Control' and it is impossible to change this as the Edit options are all greyed out (even with Administrator rights / UAC disabled). Cyberscrub support haven't been much use so can anyone else help, please? I'm running Vista x64 Ultimate SP3.

A:An old chestnut - can't delete system files

Where are located the system folders that you restored?
Guess you have Vista x64 Ultimate SP2 (which is the last Service Pack)

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There are many files that are no longer in the system.  When I go to the "start" button to search for a file name, I get hundreds of files that are no longer present.  How do I make them go away or otherwise delete them from the search box, so that I don't have to click hundreds of files to find the ONE I am looking for? 

A:How do you delete files that are no longer in the system?

You can try rebuilding the search index via the following:http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/rebuilding-the-search-index-in-windows-vista/

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I had an old P4 system that the PSU went out on, so while I was at the store getting a new PSU, I picked up a copy of Win7 also. Put the PSU and Win7 in and the next day, the Motherboard died. Went and bought a new i-core motherboard, processor, memory and video card and put it together using two drives. The one Sata drive from the old system is a 1T that has the Win7 from the other system on it along with about 75 movies, 500 pictures and 1500 songs. I used a 250 gig SATA to load the Win7 onto the new system. So now the new system is running off the 250gig and all my files are on the 1T drive along with the old Win7 folder. I want to delet the old Win7 folder but it won't let me giving me a message saying I need permission from a trusted installer to remove these files..... what are my options?

A:can't delete system files on second diisc

I believe what you are trying to do is delete just the folder called Windows, but not everything else contained on the hard drive. Does this sound correct?

If you want to delete the folder and you do not intend to ever boot to this drive with first formating it, you can easily access the drive using several programs installed on a boot disk.

Here is two such programs.

G parted partition software. http://gparted.org/download.php

EASEUS partition Magic FREE edition http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
Download link: http://www.partition-tool.com/download.htm

You should be able to access the drive and delete the folder using one of the above programs.

Bruce.

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Hi Guys,
I think this is now getting a common problem but microsoft havn't solved it (unless you know different?) I cannot change, rename or delete folders and now the recycle bin won't empty! (The recycle bin issue is more recent) Explorer hangs when i try to alter or add new folders. I have to use Ctrl, Alt and delete to re-boot explorer and cancel the operation. Once this is done you notice the file has been re-named and or the folder deleted but this is only after the "explorer hanging" has been cleared.

It is a nightmare because I move and add files constantly. I have tried numerous fixes most from this forum but to no avail. Any help would be apprecated.

Thanks

A:can't delete files system hangs

hello
have you tried: shift + delete (it bypasses the recycle bin) as for renaming folders iv'e never experienced any problems, is it a permissions issue?....good luck

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I recently bought Star Wars the Original Radio Drama on audiobook. I want to copy/rip this into mp3 files so I can listen to them on my phone and/or mp3 player. I have windows 8.1 and using media player to rip them. However, the problem occurs when I insert the second disc and media player starts ripping the cd without changing the names of the tracks. I didn't notice this until I was on the third disc. Now I have multiple versions with the same title and haven't been able to tell them apart other than deleting them.

I'd like to do this with each disc its own titles, etc. I don't want to do this via iTunes, which every online website gives as the way to do this. I also don't want them in one large file. I'd like to find a stopping point now and then. Any help, including ink to different programs that will work, would be helpful.
Thanks,
H
 

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Is it possible to assign individual files to a library? So far, I have only found a way to put a folder in a library and when I do that the entire file list for that folder appears in the library.

Thank you.

A:Individual Files in Libraries

Libraries are virtual folders not virtual files so to answer your question, no. Instead maybe use a symbolic link (made with mklink with the command line) and link the file in a certain folder. Or just put it in a folder already set to the library.

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Where can I get specific individual .dll files? How difficult is it to update a .dll file?

I have been downloading and running various .dll repair programs that claim to fix everything. Unfortunately, none of these programs have fixed or replaced the .dll files my System File Checker lists as corrupted and not reprojectable.

I am looking fo these specific files used by Windows Defender in Windows 7:

MpEvMsg.dll.mui
MsMpRes.dll.mui
MpAsDesc.dll.mui


I have never manually installed a .dll file, but I learn quickly and know how to follow directions. Can someone point me to a "how-to" instruction list for replacing corrupted .dll files? Is it a relatively simple task once I have good .dll files? I would rather not have to pay $200 to someone like the Best Buy Geek Squad just to make what hopefully are minor system changes. Any advice is appreciated.

A:Where can I get specific individual .dll files?

You can extract them from the win 7 install media,

Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD

If you don't have one you can download one here,

Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

I just used 7-Zip and found those files in the install.wim, you have to grab the right folder once inside but it's all explained in the tutorial.

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I'm stuck with a script again and would appreciate it if anyone can help point me in the right direction. I have a long rolling log which I want to split up into individual files. The following is indicative of the start of entries where each starts on a new line followed by an unpredictable number of lines of text:
F:\Test\0001_01.txt
F:\Test\0002_01.txt
F:\Test\0002_02.txt
F:\Test\0002_03.txt
F:\Test\0003_01.txt
F:\Test\0003_02.txt
F:\Test\0004_01.txt
F:\Test\0005_01.txt
F:\Test\0005_02.txt

I want to split the above into:

0001MSplit.txt
0002MSplit.txt
0003MSplit.txt
0004MSplit.txt
0005MSplit.txt

concatenating the contents into one file when the entry shows the same file name and has a suffix of _01, _02, _03 etc. I have only coded for 6 suffixes but there are likely to be more than that. A single file entry will always be _01.

I had to insert @@@ into the log on the line above every file entry for 2 reasons - 1) as a delimiter for splitting the file for the Array and 2) I need to preserve the line with the file details as I need it as the first line in the split file and as subsequent headings where there is concatenation. (Using the line with the file as a delimiter doesn't work for me as it is removed when loaded into the array).

I thought I had cracked it but not so. I was also aiming to have split files numbered consecutively but I couldn't achieve that. I would get the first file as 1 and the second one as 8 etc. I can wear the split file numbers ... Read more

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I'm stuck with a script again and would appreciate it if anyone can help point me in the right direction. I have a long rolling log which I want to split up into individual files. The following is indicative of the start of entries where each starts on a new line followed by an unpredictable number of lines of text:
F:\Test\0001_01.txt
F:\Test\0002_01.txt
F:\Test\0002_02.txt
F:\Test\0002_03.txt
F:\Test\0003_01.txt
F:\Test\0003_02.txt
F:\Test\0004_01.txt
F:\Test\0005_01.txt
F:\Test\0005_02.txt

I want to split the above into:

0001MSplit.txt
0002MSplit.txt
0003MSplit.txt
0004MSplit.txt
0005MSplit.txt

concatenating the contents into one file when the entry shows the same file name and has a suffix of _01, _02, _03 etc. I have only coded for 6 suffixes but there are likely to be more than that. A single file entry will always be _01.

I had to insert @@@ into the log on the line above every file entry for 2 reasons - 1) as a delimiter for splitting the file for the Array and 2) I need to preserve the line with the file details as I need it as the first line in the split file and as subsequent headings where there is concatenation. (Using the line with the file as a delimiter doesn't work for me as it is removed when loaded into the array).

I thought I had cracked it but not so. I was also aiming to have split files numbered consecutively but I couldn't achieve that. I would get the first file as 1 and the second one as 8 etc. I can wear the split file numbers not being conse... Read more

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Here is the log - What all am I suppose to delete?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 6:05:36 AM, on 9/30/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
F:\Winamp\winampa.exe
F:\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
F:\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
F:\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
F:\Starcraft\Starcraft.exe
F:\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\soundblaster.exe
F:\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - F:\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - F:\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Micr Update] soundblaster.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] F:\Winamp\winampa.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Micr Update] soundblaster.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] F:\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypag... Read more

A:Created Log - What do I delete?

Welcome to TSF!

Let's fix these and see what we get...

Open a new HJT log and check all of the below to be fixed:

O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE (file missing)
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn.com/download/M...pDownloader.cab

Then, with all browser windows closed, click "fix checked".

Reboot and post a new HJT log.

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Hi,

I have an Asus Eee 1000 netbook which uses an 8GB SSD + 32GB SDHC for storage. I've got W7 installed working fine and only installed the bare essential apps on C and put everything I can on D (D=slow).

After all is said and done, I am left with 762MB free out of 7.51GB. I would like to know of any Windows 7 system files I can delete or move?

I've done the usual, disabled system restore, hiberation, page file, used CCleaner, prefetch and superfetch, turned off tablet PC.

I have not used a vlite'd image because I could not get one to work. After stripping everything away (even using a .inf file from a website), it always said a driver was missing during install and to insert the installation disc, so my install has been done from a standard x86 ultimate disc.

Upon using vlite, I saw large amount of space in tablet pc, scanners, and languages to remember a few. Can I remove some of these files manually? I've checked my installed languages and English is all that is present.

I've read online about the Winsxs folder, but upton reading a Microsoft blog on this, I think it is best to leave this be.

I've looked online but unlike XP (DLL Cache etc) I cannot find any system files you can safely delete.

Cheers for any help.

A:Windows 7 system files I can delete/move

Why you want to move your system files...

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Some people don't like using this software, but I've always been happy with it.
I just purchased and installed V7, in it's scan for junk files it has found some 9GB of rubbish on my C drive, I checked it and gave the ok to delete. It's now been 2 hrs and I've only done 12%, the program is still deleting files, is it possible to accelerate this? I know from past experience that it's normally slow in deleting but this is painful, it will be 2008 before it finishes.

Happy new year...............
 

A:System Mechanic 7 slow to delete files

Hello Totores. If machanic 7 is what I'm thinking of ie intergrated registry cleaner I would be extremely concerned for the welfare of your machine anyway if the deletion of files/folders are taking that long why not just use this simple utility and do it manually.
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
 

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My Windows 7 laptop has developed a problem due to a driver. The laptop will not start (not even in safe mode) - it shows a blue screen and shuts off.

I've tried running StartupRepair which says it is unable to repair the computer and reports "Problem Signature 05: ExternalMedia / Problem Signature 07: BadDriver".

I am considering attempting to restore the computer to a previous restore point. However, I have some critical files in c:/myfolder (c:/xampp), which I cannot afford to lose.

Will the system restore exclude these files?

A:Will system restore delete files in c:/myfolder ?

Hello Peter, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to boot into the Advanced Boot Options, and select the Enable Low Resolution Video (640 X 480) or Last Know Good Configuration (advanced) option to see if that will let Windows 7 start to be able to back up your files, and either undo what caused this or run a system restore.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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so, i had an issue a while back with rtcw:goty. my dad, sadly being a tech guy and me not being the sharpest tool in the shed, started deleting game files from file manager. after i was done there, my father told me to look at registry and try and find corrupt rtcw files. i need help. this game is the only one that runs well on my rig.
 

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