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Q: Program to delete duplicate programs/files?

Is there a program or a way to locate and delete duplicate files? I seem to have a lot of duplicates and my hard disk is getting full.

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A: Program to delete duplicate programs/files?

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I have inherited a mess of folders and files built up for ten years by different people. As such, I would like to delete duplicate folders and merge similar folders but I do not know which folder to keep.
Ideally, there would be an option to create an alias of the remaining folder in place of the deleted folder, so that effectively the file tree is the same to the user.
If that is not possible, I would very much appreciate a way to choose to keep the newest dated folder and delete the oldest dated folder.

Any suggestions appreciated!

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Is there such a thing,or is this one of those times when I have to go through each file and delete by hand? Date modified will not apply since I made tag modifications,my bad.That is a whole new problem.
Jeebers I really messed up my music files.The transfer from the old comp 2 HDD's to the new comp ,1HDD,had 2 "my music" folders,one under docs & sets,my music, and another one under docs & sets, my name ,my docs,my music.....Put them in 1 folder and now have 2 of almost all ,except for all the new tunes I have put in that folder.
I just need to know if there is a best one time only use for a reliable duplicate file removal program.

A:Solved: Good,Better,Best Duplicate Music File Delete Program

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Hi! I use the free version of CCleaner to list duplicate files, many of which are dll or java script files along with a few dic files. Almost all of them in a group have the same name, size and creation date, but have different paths. Those paths share an initial path, but then differ to one or two different sub-folders.
So my question is this: which, if any, of the dupes can be deleted? In other words, if I retain the highest level of a file and delete the dupes in its sub-folder, am I asking for trouble?
Thank you very much: I'm glad I found your site!
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A:Which duplicate dll files to delete?

Leave them alone. DLL type files take up very little room and you run a VERY real risk of messing something up.
CCleaner is a fine program however do not use the registry cleaner part nor the part you are attempting to use.

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Is there a good free program or way of deleting duplicate music files, simply?

Thanks for any help!

A:Trying to Delete Duplicate MP3 files

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Is there a good free program or way of deleting duplicate music files, simply?

Thanks for any help!

A:Trying to Delete Duplicate MP3 files

right click on the file and choose delete

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My ie "favorites" bookmarks are endlessly duplicating and cannot be deleted.  Is there any way to save my bookmarks and get rid of the copies?   

A:Duplicate ie favorites files - cannot delete

Click start, run, type %userprofile%\Favorites and press enter. See what's going on in there with Windows Explorer.

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I wonder can anyone recommend a free program out there that can find duplicate files, pictures etc on a computer? I found some but I am not sure if they are SpyFree and VirusFree.

A:How to find & delete duplicate files

Hi mamma,You can try this freeware :http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-M...le-Finder.shtml

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I ran CCleaner and it found lots of duplicate files on my laptop. Should i delete the duplicates?

A:should i delete duplicate files on my computer?

Hi, That is one of the weak part of Windows - and other software. Each software creates its own folder and it normally uses that folder to run. Windows should be smart enough to store common files in only one spot but it can't work this out ! You can delete them BUT please note them where they are because you may have restore them back for other programs. My suggestion: keep them, few hundred megabytes now are just a piece of cake. Regards.

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i have several gigabites of music files most in mp3 format.is there a software or tool to search for duplicates and delete them, or i can delete them? free software preferred.

A:tool to delete duplicate music files like mp3's

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I use SkyDrive as my cloud storage and have 5GB of files in it.

But I want it to be IN THE CLOUD and hidden, not accesible to everyone using my laptop and not duplicate copies of the files in my hard disk (actually triplicate copies).

For example, let's say my 3GB music collection. I keep a copy in my hard disk within "My Music", a copy in the cloud in Skydrive, but now I have a third copy in my hard disk within the Skydrive folder, which I didn't want and I wasn't asked about.

Microsoft assumed I want this third copy for some reason and downloaded everything automatically to this Skydrive folder. Great.

So, the first thing I do is uninstalling Skydrive, if I want to upload something I do it via browser, but the folder and copy of my files is still there.

My question is, can I delete those files, my music collection and so on without deleting at the same time the copy in the cloud? I mean, if I delete them here they will be deleted in the cloud too?

Thanks in advance.

A:Can I delete the SkyDrive duplicate files in my laptop?

Copied this from the skydrive FAQ.
What does the SkyDrive folder do?

When you install the SkyDrive desktop app for Windows, a copy of your SkyDrive is downloaded to your PC and put in theSkyDrive folder. This folder is kept in sync with SkyDrive. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder on SkyDrive.com, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted in your SkyDrive folder and vice versa.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:58:54 PM, on 04/19/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Creative Diagnostics 2.0\DIAGENT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\InfoMyCa.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM+\AIM+.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Southwest Airlines\Ding\Ding.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony Picture Utility\VolumeWatcher\SPUVolumeWatcher.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
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A:Help my parents tried to delete duplicate files and fouled this up...

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I'm running Windows XP on my laptop and my hard drive is almost full. I have been trying to delete files, but everytime I try to delete a file, a duplicate file is created. How can I delete files permanently without creating duplicate files?

A:Can't delete files without a duplicate file appearing

When you right-click the file and select Delete, a copy of the file is made?

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I performed a clean install of windows 7 ultimate x64 on a new hard drive and used windows easy transfer to carry along data such as photos and important documents from my previous 32-bit windows XP machine.

I used the Easy Transfer defaults for the file transfer, and transferred via a recently-reformatted external hard drive.

Here's the problem: I somehow ended up with an extra "Program Files" folder on my computer. The extra has some programs from the old machine in it and despite the merits (didn't have to reinstall world of warcraft as it runs fine from the old one), it's really beginning to irritate me! It contains non-working versions of office and a couple other games so I'd really like to clear it out.

Despite taking ownership, granting full control with the permissions, etc., I still get the message that I need permission to delete it. Only difference is now I need permission from myself instead of TrustedInstaller, despite the security tab saying that I have full control. I made sure the permissions were inherited to all the contents and even tried deleting individual components with no luck.

Please help me get rid of the extra Program Files!


A:Duplicate Program Files

Windows x64 has 2 Program files folders - Unless the folder is causing issues, i say leave it.

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After upgrading from XP to Windows 7 (on a new computer) and making several abortive attempts to transfer my Outlook Express Folders and Addresses to Outlook, I have succeeded in making thousands of duplicates before finally "getting it right." Is there an easy way to globally delete duplicates rather than doing them one at a time?

I suppose I could delete all the folders and addresses and start over with the successful transfer method. If I did this how would the deletion process work? The latter method kind of scares me because I have over 14 years of data invoved.

Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Delete Duplicate Files and Addresses in Outlook 2007

Quote: Originally Posted by midjack

After upgrading from XP to Windows 7 (on a new computer) and making several abortive attempts to transfer my Outlook Express Folders and Addresses to Outlook, I have succeeded in making thousands of duplicates before finally "getting it right." Is there an easy way to globally delete duplicates rather than doing them one at a time?

I suppose I could delete all the folders and addresses and start over with the successful transfer method. If I did this how would the deletion process work? The latter method kind of scares me because I have over 14 years of data invoved.

Thanks for any suggestions.

What I would do is export the addresses from Outlook Express to a Excel spreadsheet. Check them and make sure it looks complete. Go into your Outlook Address Book. You can hold down Shift and Page Down and it will highlight all adresses. When they are all highlighted, just hit delete. That should get rid of them. You can then import the spreadsheet with the correct Address Book and you should be in shape. It shouldn't take too long.

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I'm trying to get my parents computer back up and running. It's been slow for awhile but now it's almost at a standstill. After some investigation (and not much was needed) I see there are 50+ Internet Explorers, 15+ Add/Remove Programs, Etc. We took it to a computer place and they advised they removed 4,000+ duplicates but the remaining 17,000+ would be largely a "manual removal" so we should just wipe it and reload.

Well, isn't there another way? Plus, what will keep this from just happening all over again. I've got their information backed up (largely) but won't I probably just reinfect it (if an infection is what caused this?)

They claim it happened after Internet Explorer 7 was loaded through an automatic update. If this is accurate or not I don't know - they do their best with computers but their understanding is pretty darned limited! I ran Ad-Aware, Spybot, McAfee Stinger, Windows Defender, Defender Pro and the computer place didn't find any viruses/spyware either???

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanx for your time!

//Mod edit: Moved from Windows XP Home and Professional forum to the more appropriate.

A:Duplicate Programs/shortcuts/files

to BCFirst do this and post any resultsIn normal mode, run an online antivirus check from at least two and preferably three of the following sitesBitDefenderComputer Associates Online Virus ScanPanda's ActiveScanTrend Micro HousecallWindows Live Safety Center Free Online ScanThis scanner from Trend does not require an Active X to run. 1. Detects and removes malware ( viruses, worms, trojans, etc. ) 2. Detects and removes grayware and spyware 3. Restores damage caused by malware to your system. 4. Notifies about vulnerabilities in installed programs and connected network services. 5. Multi-platform support for: Windows, Linux, Solaris. 6. Easy-to-use with the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.certainly test nr. 6 would give you some informationremoved 4,000+ duplicates but the remaining 17,000+ would be largely a "manual removal" so we should just wipe it and reload. what kind of duplicatesDo you still have the Disk from XP?

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Is there a way or program that searches a given drive or given directory and it's subdirectories for duplicate files?

A:Program that finds duplicate files

As far as I know, I often find this kind as a feature/function on cleaning software/free up disk space software or software utilities. The cleaning/free space tools often has this kind of function to find duplicated files so the user can delete it to clear space.

this is one example, but paid version

I'm sorry I can't find the free version, hope you can find one, or maybe another member can direct you to it. Just try google it, there's plenty out there

oh, before googling for it, try looking on TS download section, maybe you can find one

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I was using windows XP in my computer with so many programs were installed. But recently the XP got corrupted. I have again reinstalled windows XP as duplicate copy and the system is running with the second copy. My problem is i want to remove the corrupted XP including all other program files which were installed from the 1st copy of windows (corrupted XP) from the system and to clean the registry. How to do that please help me.

A:How to remove duplicate program files ?

How to remove a second installation of a Windows operating system from a partition

Editing the 'boot.ini' file and removing the 'old' version from the boot list will stop the message asking which version you want to run if that is the case.

My Computer>Right Click>Properties>Advanced>Startup and Recovery>Settings>Edit

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I frequently record TV with my HTPC. I used GBPVR for about a year and then switched back to Windows Media Center. Unfortunately, sometimes when recording it will record the same show, but with a different file extension. GBPVR had the file extension as .mpg and Windows Media Center has the extension has .dvr-ms (I convert from .wtv since some applications cannot handle .wtv).

So does anyone know of an application that will let me search through the hard drive based on the file name and ignore the extension?

A:Program to remove duplicate files

The Windows search function does that.

I suspect that the results would be better/more reliable...if you just search for the file extensions and then segregate the files you want by placing them in one folder...from the search results.


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After upgrading from Window 7 Home Premium to Professional, I noticed that I now have two Program Files folders.  One has the designation "(x86)" behind it.  They are not quite identical, but most of the folders in the original are also in the new folder and the duplicates are the same size.  This seems like an awful waste of hard drive space.  How do I get rid of the duplicates?

A:Duplicate Program Files folders

Strongly urge you NOT to try removing it.You have installed 64-bit Windows, and the dual 'Program files' structure is 'by design'.  32-bit software programs, by default, install to the 'Program files (x86)' folder.  This is to minimise or eliminate the risk of having both 32-bit and 64-bit installs of the same program present, and their installation files creating conflicts and/or performance problems.Some software applications programs install both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the program, so you should leave the structure as it is.  If, on your machine, the contents are almost entirely 'duplicated' then that must mean that a large proportion of the software you have installed installs both platform versions.  On a machine here I just then checked, the (64-bit) Program Files folder was approximately 3Gb in size, whilst the (32-bit) Program Files (x86) folder was approximately 11Gb in size.It's not "waste", you can be sure of that!

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I'm fairly new at using my laptop.  I thought myself by trial and error.  I have multiple identical files/folders all over my laptop.  Is there an easy way to locate these and delete them?  Thank you 

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Hi ,
I recently installed Glary utilities + used the duplicate file finder.
Their are quite a number of duplicates RE/
Music match juke box , it appears the dupes are from an update.
+ Interactual Player-- I'm not familiar with this program which seems to be loaded when I watched a dvd on my computer.( This is what I think i learned from google.)
Can I figure out if I even need this software?

How do I figure out which dupes to delete.

See the attached screen shot.
Thanks for your help + Looking.

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Which is the best one out there?

I know I probably 1000 or so mp3's that are duplicated but don't want to go through manually and delete each one.

A:Finding and deleting duplicate files program

try file boss http://www.download.com/File-Boss/30...-10464993.html
thet will do the trick.

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Hey folks, I am one of those unorganized people who ends up having multiple copies of files on my HD, is there a software program out there (preferably free) that I can use to scan the drive and remove sch duplicates?

A:Looking for a Software Program to Scan and Remove Duplicate Files

Here's a place to start.

I use Glary utilities which is free and does a variety of things

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Hi, I have an odd problem where contents on my C: drive seem to be duplicated on another drive. 28.2 gb worth. I bought this extra drive several months ago for storage and I haven't used it much. Now I do want to use it and I see all these weird duplicate files and folders on it.

I make routine backups with Macrium on another drive so I don't know what's going on. I'm wondering how I can determine if I can throw these files away without harming my Windows 7 installation. I put all the duplicate files/folders in new folder called 'hide me'. Is there a way I can lock this 'hide me' folder so that upon boot Win7 can't see it? Then I'll know if I can delete all this stuff. Thanks.

A:duplicate users and programs files created on separate drive

If it's a separate drive, disconnect it.

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I started on Turbo Tax '08 then had problems with a trojan virus. After the repair, Turbo Tax was gone. I found where I had saved the files, but the files wouldn't open.

I was going to start my taxes from the beginning. I attempted to install Turbo Tax again from the original disk, but got a message that Turbo Tax was already installed. It further said to go to Programs & Features to delete the program, then insert the disk to install.

I went to Programs & Features and cannot find Turbo Tax in the installed programs. Turbo Tax is still showing up in c:/program files. I deleted those files, but the Turbo Tax disk is still saying that I need to uninstall the program before I can reinstall it. What am I missing here? Is there any way to uninstall a program that is not showing up in "Programs & Features?" My OS is Vista.

A:Solved: How can I delete a program that is not showing up in Programs & Features'

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There are files under Program files that I know I am no longer using but I am unable to delete them. The program is not listed under Add/Remove only under Program files. When I do the delete it appears as if they are being deleted but are still there once the deletion process is finished. Why am I unable to delete them? I am using Vista Home Basic.
Any advice or suggestions appreciated

A:Unable to delete files in Program Files

do you have administrator rights?

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I have recently downgraded from windows 7 64 bit to vista 32 bit and i have noticed that there is still the x86 program files used to support 32 bit apps on 64 bit operating system i have tried to delete it but nothing works. I have tried creating an administrator account using this command net user /administrator active:yes and deleting it from that account but still no luck can annyone help please.

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I am trying to delete the programs on C:\Program Files that I dont need such as MSN Gaming Zone, Outlook Express, Netmeeting etc.
But it wont let me it comes up with this error:

Error Deleting File or Folder
Cannot delete Windows: It is being used by another person or program.
Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.

But there are not any programs open to my knowledge that use the programs I am trying to delete.
All help is much appreciated!

A:Won't let me delete on C:\Program Files

There maybe processes running that you're not aware of but first I need to ask ... have you first uninstalled the programs using the Add/Remove Programs function on the ControlPanel ? I'm not sure if you did and for some reason it left the folders on the drive or if you're just deleting the folders hoping to remove the programs. You don't want to delete the folders if you haven't first done the Add/Remove first. It should get rid of the folder's for you.

BTW, Outlook Express is a Windows Component so in the Add/Remove programs screen in the left pane, you need to choose "Add/Remove Windows Component" and then scroll down to uninstall it. Once that's done, I wouldn't suggest deleting any folder that you think may be related to Outlook Express because they may have other needed windows components in it. You may be ok deleting it but I'd suggest just leaving them be, they can't hurt anything.

The other programs you mentioned should show under the first screen you see when you first enter the Add/Remove Programs function.

Let us know and we'll go from there.

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I have alot of random folders in my program files86x folder. I got this laptop refurbished from Radio shack and it was a comp that was out to look at.

Im guessing that alot of random stuff has gotten on it over the years.

only have 32g lift!

anyway heres a list of things that i am wanting to delete but i wanna make sure i dont need the file && its ok!
Here we go!
*Micro= Microsoft
~AC3 Filter
~ATI Technologies
~File Type Assistant
~Internet Explorer (I use crome & only Crome)
~Micro Application Virtualization Client
~Micro Digital Experance
~Micro Office (dont have word,pwr point excel installed)
~micro silverlight
~Micro skydrive
~Micro SQL Server Compact Edition
~Nortan PC check up ( I use Malware anti-malwear * Iv tryed to delete this but it says its in use)
~realtek WLAN Driver
~REfrence Assemblies
~Toshiba Online Backup
~Windows Defender
~Windows Mail
~Windows NT
~Windows Portable Devices
~Windows Sidebar
~Ipod (Dont have one)

OK thats the list! Anything you know that I can delete for sure & wont affect my comp in a negitive way let me know. Also If you could give INFO on each thing so i know what it is would be great! Sorry its alot! xD

A:Need to know what I can delete from Program files.

You need to look in Control Panel/Programs and Features to see what programs are listed there as available to uninstall.

I can tell you that the following are not shown in my Windows installation, but that doesn't mean they aren't useful to you:

AC3 filter
ATI technologies
file type assistant
micro application virtualization
micro digital experance
micro skydrive
Micro SQL Server Compact Edition
~Nortan PC check up
~Toshiba Online Backup
~Ipod (Dont have one)

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Just to clear some things up, I have 3 computers, and ironically one problem for each.

On this computer, it's a little slow, but It can get the job done..
There's only one problem, I cannot delete these Folders, at all.
Because It says it's disk protected, or being used.
Here is a list, if it helps.

Program Files\Ask2Bar
Says it cannot Delete:

Program Files\Messenger
Says it cannot Delete:

Program Files\microsoft frontpage
Says it cannot Delete:

Program Files\Movie Maker
Says it cannot Delete:
Movie maker, (Also, when I delete the programs inside of it, they just comes RIGHT back :/)

Program Files\xerox
Says it cannot Delete:
Now, there might be one more, but I don't think so. I can update it if there is, but I think I have them all.

EDIT: Oh, right.
Also, there is some suspicious looking folders/files in my C: ..
Heres all of the folders and files:

AOL Instant Messenger
Documents and Settings
Program Files
SmartSound Software

AIlog (Text)
aolconnfix (Text)
asoutput (Text)
boutlog (Text)
devicetable (Text)
dxdiag (Text)
EasyShareInstall (Text)
Install (Text)
noname1 (movie file)
P9install (Text)
Pass2 (Windows NT Command Script)
PPCleanDeleteAtReboot (MS-DOS Batch File)
rapport (Text)
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A:Cannot Delete Some Folders in C:\Program Files

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I notice my C drive is just about full. When exploring program file and add/delete files options, there are many program names that I just don't recognize. I figure I'd start with the Hijack this log to start trimming. I ran spybot then Hijack this log (ver 1.97.7). Would you please check my log and advise what I can get rid of? Each time I start up my pc the system searches for a Virtual bouncer shortcut (another program I don't recognize). What is the best way to delete these unwanted programs?
Thanks for your help:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:56:11 PM, on 01/05/2004
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
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A:Best way to delete unwanted program files?

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I can't uninstall java from my laptop because it was corrupted. I followed some instructions to delete it. But i can't delete java from program files.
When i'm trying to delete dialog box shows that : "The action can't be completed because the folder or file in it is open in another program. Close the folder or file and try again".
Please help me.. I need to run my project in java. Give me the best solution within 2 days..

A:Can't delete java from program files.

Try the uninstall/delete in Safe Mode with Networking where only basic drivers/services are loaded.

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I have Windows 7 Home basic 64 Bit OS.
I have lots of applications installed, out of which every applications folders
are stored on both Program files and Program files (X86) Folder.
I am not going to use 32 bit OS in future.
So can I delete folders from Program files (x86) Folder directly ?
(Its shows in Add/Remove Programs too..)
(Because It shows in All Programs menu @ start up and
it consuming space on Hard disk and All programs )

A:Can I delete folders from Program Files(x86) ?

They should be removed from the control panel. In addition, for the best removal you should use the revno uninstall tool.

You want to be sure that no remnants remain, this could cause problems.

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Hey guys I just got my computer back from a store that upgraded my power source, video card , and processor.. The guy Put all my Files and settings FOR EVERYTHING in an Program Files x86 but I alrdy had an x86 folder and its gone anyways... And he put a new one on with just like microsoft word and stuff in it... And its all 64 bit not 32bit so thats not the problem.. How do i put my old Program files in effect with all my settings and get rid of the one I have now.. I want my old Computer back basically and system restore doesnt have a point i can go back.

A:How do I delete program files and put my old one in effect

Hi Iliketoworkout,welcome to 7F!

A standard install of Windows 7 x64 should have both an x86, and x64 Program Folder.
Commonly seen as:
Win 7 is designed to run both bit systems, with x64 going to the Folder marked Programs, and the x86 to the Folder marked x86.

I am not sure what your tech was trying to accomplish, but I would return to him, ask him what he did, and to return it to its previous state.

In some cases of repair a tech may have to use a test Operating System.
S/he may have just forgotten to to revert back to a standard OS.

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Hey guys hows it going, first time posting here.

A couple of days ago my computer contracted some sort of malware/virus, and I did a full PC-recovery and backed up all my files. When the computer was functional again I did full system scams with ZoneAlarm, Norton, and AVG Spyware (all updated). A couple of viruses and malwares were found. but nothing too serious. Things were running alright until I tried to run my Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne (installed before PC-Recovery).

First Time I ran Warcraft 3: Things were a bit slow.

Second Time: Warcraft 3 detected a sound bug, was able to run but did not provide any audio.

Third Time: The game ran (with audio this time), but when I quit the Warcraft 3 application I was not able to open any other applications (Command Prompt, Task Manager, Firefox etc). When I tried to they all gave me a "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0150002)" error. However I was able to run My Computer. I restarted the computer and everything went back to normal, but to be safe I followed a procedure I found on the internet regarding the 0xc0150002 error and enabled access to all users through command prompt.

I decided to uninstall Warcraft 3, it was uninstalled successfully. However the Warcraft 3 folder with a few downloaded maps/saved games still resides in My Program Files. I tried to delete the main folder, and even tried to delete individual folders/files. But they just wouldn't go away, no error messages came up or an... Read more

A:Cannot Delete Folder in Program Files

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I am using Windows XP Service Pack 2.

I recently uninstalled Verizon Internet Service program because I switched to Comcast. However, I noticed that there are a lot of verizon files still on my hard drive. After doing a file search 85 files were revealed that are still on the system. When I try to delete I get this error code:
Cannot delete file. Cannot read from the source file or disk.

How do I permanently delete these files?

A:Cannot Delete Program Files from Hardrive

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I have a problem with my program files. I dont know why, but
sometime there a program that delete without notice. Once i look
in my program files, the folder seem to be erased. It really a weird problem,
but the folder was delete without notice.

I checked in "Add or Remove Program" but the item was not removed in the
list. It happen to me like 4 time and the folder delete without notice.

Please help me what happening

A:Program Files delete problem.

My first thought is that someone else is using your computer - is there anyone in the house that would do this?

The second thought is that you should post a hijack log (obtain the log whilst you are not on line.)

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I've noticed there are several programs out on the web that say they shred the contents of index.dat files to protect your privacy. Are any of these legit? Is there any harm to deleting them?

A:Program to delete index.dat files?

Programs to delete index.dat files

I use iecach2. It removes all iecach files with no problems. I use it with windows98se. It is a java script program.Hope this helps some.

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need to delete a file which is being used by a virus

A:anyone know of a program that will delete undeletable files

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Both the Prgram Files X86 and Program files are taking up abut 10GB so I was wondering if I could delete one to make some memory room on my laptop?

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I believe my laptop (Windows 7 SP1, 64 bit) is infected.  I cannot install any programs, including the official Windows 10 update from Microsoft.  Whenever I try to install something, I get an error like "cannot install program, temporary files are inaccessible/missing/cannot be located/etc."
For example, I tried to install the Junk Removal Tool posted on BleepingComputer, but when I try to run it, I get the following error: "Could not create temporary folder C:/.... access is denied".
I also cannot use simple cleaning programs such as C-Cleaner to delete temporary files.  Again, I get errors about missing temp files or not having access.  I am the only person using this laptop (I am the "administrator") so there shouldn't be any issues with permissions.
Please help!

A:Cannot Install Programs or Delete Temp Files

try this:

The problem is with the security permissions on your profile temp folder. To fix it navigate to %temp% or C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Local and right click on the Temp folder and choose properties, then click the security tab and click advanced.
On the permissions tab you should see the permissions that are there. There should 3 which are:
'SYSTEM' with Full control which applies to 'This folder, subfolders and files'
'Administrators' with Full control which applies to 'This folder, subfolders and files'
'Your Username' with Full control which applies to 'This folder, subfolders and files'
and all 3 should be inherited from the C:\Users\[Username]\ folder.
If you don't have the 'Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent' option ticked, then tick it and click continue if there are any problems, then remove the permissions that aren't inherited.
Once you click 'Apply' and click 'OK' you should have the permissions to write to the directory and you won't get those error messages any more.
Hope this solves your problem

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I have been trying to delete a folder under c:\program files and keep getting an error message that says "Destination Folder Access Denied. You need permission to perform this action." I am the administrator and thought I wouldn't need permission but this particular file must have something set so I can't delete it. Can anyone help?

A:Unable to delete a folder under c:\program files

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A:anyone know a program that will delete files during start up or shut down

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Hi Guys,

I'm a little stumped by this which is unusual for me

OK, I was installing some x64 plugs yesterday and the default installer wasn't pointing to the right folder so i manually typed the correct path

c:\Program files\Steinberg\VST plugins

All seemed to go well until I looked at my C drive, I now have two identical folders saying Program files.

c:\Program files
c:\Program files
c:\Program files (x86)

I've changed permissions and taken full control and tried to delete the new one but it i get an error message saying the folder isn't empty.I've tried everything I can think of including safe mode etc but can't for the life of me delete this double folder.If I use the CMD line then it lists both folders with exactly the same name so I've no idea which one is the bogus one to try and delete from there.

I tried system restore and still the two folders came back again!!

The bogus folder is showing 0 file size and if I open it and try and open a folder inside i get an error message saying the file isn't in that location but I cant get rig of the bloody thing?

Thoughts guys? I'm on windows 7 x64 by the way.

A:new user :-) two program files folders; can't delete

Cannot delete file or folder | Windows Problem Solver

Several choices, give them a try and let us know.

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When I click on Internet Options, Settings, view objects. Under dependency all show damaged. Is this right? I am running IE 7, Windows XP Home Edition and using Service Pack 3. I have been trying to get help and noone has responded. It won't let me delete disabled downloaded Active x controls.

A:Is it safe to delete all downloaded Program Files

I see no Settings tab in IE 7 .


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