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Windows 7: unable to delete folder in start menu

25 Nov 2009   #11
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krohm View Post
tried safe mode, no good

and of course thats the first thing i tried, opened in windows explorer..
and its under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs, not my user profile data

so has anyone got any suggestions, registry, anything....
Your words "Try Any Thing", might be a bit overkill, but system image, would do it.


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26 Nov 2009   #12
krohm

Windows 7
 
 

i never system image, i format reguarly and backup reguarly
fcking thing, sucks
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26 Nov 2009   #13
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Try looking in the registry at HKEY_Current_User\Software and remove any instance you see there of the program.
Repeat it in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software
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26 Nov 2009   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krohm View Post
i never system image, i format reguarly and backup reguarly
fcking thing, sucks
What point did this serve?

~Lordbob
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26 Nov 2009   #15
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krohm View Post
i never system image, i format reguarly and backup reguarly
fcking thing, sucks
What point did this serve?

~Lordbob

The hastle of cleaning, when you can install in 30-45 minutes (and can do it while lets say PLAYING GUITAR!!!!) it's just a nice way to clean up. With more and more space being added cleaning up is a bitch sometime. Sometimes things are left behind even when you uninstall and you have to manually clean, but if you've change a lot of **** over a year or so and don't know what to manually clean I just like to re-format my OS partition. I do it in linux too! I think it helps keep things neat, and I'm all about having my dir's neat and clean.
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26 Nov 2009   #16
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krohm View Post
i never system image, i format reguarly and backup reguarly
fcking thing, sucks
What point did this serve?

~Lordbob

The hastle of cleaning, when you can install in 30-45 minutes (and can do it while lets say PLAYING GUITAR!!!!) it's just a nice way to clean up. With more and more space being added cleaning up is a bitch sometime. Sometimes things are left behind even when you uninstall and you have to manually clean, but if you've change a lot of **** over a year or so and don't know what to manually clean I just like to re-format my OS partition. I do it in linux too! I think it helps keep things neat, and I'm all about having my dir's neat and clean.
I meant his post.

~Lordbob
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26 Nov 2009   #17
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

LOL, well I can't answer that. =P sorry
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26 Nov 2009   #18
krohm

Windows 7
 
 

tried the registry , deleted the entries, still no dice

damn
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26 Nov 2009   #19
krohm

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krohm View Post
i never system image, i format reguarly and backup reguarly
fcking thing, sucks
What point did this serve?

~Lordbob
what point did THIS serve?
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27 Nov 2009   #20
krohm

Windows 7
 
 

ok, anyone got any other ideas, it just sais it isnt there,
'could not find this item
this is no longer located in
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
Verify the item's location and try again'

might be a problem with the software install, its pretty obscure software, ill see if anyone else has had problems with this, or email the company
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