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Windows 7: unable to delete folder in start menu

27 Nov 2009   #21
rakeshz

Windows 7
 
 

try taking ownership of that folder and den delete ....


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27 Nov 2009   #22
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Press and hold the SHIFT key down, right-click on the item stion, and select "Copy as Path".

Open Notepad or Wordpad, and paste the content from Clipboard. (Ctrl +V)You can now see where the link is located, if at all, and maybe go there and delete it?
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27 Nov 2009   #23
krohm

Windows 7
 
 

path is in program data, and of course have tried via explorer to delete, and rakeshz i have already tried taking ownership. when going to properties of the folder it is blank for data created/modified etc. think this is done for
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20 Feb 2012   #24
chos

W7 HPx64
 
 

LOL 816 days ago? Well I figured this out in 10 mins and thought I would post the solution here.

I just ran into this problem today and this one of the first sites google led me to. So I figured I would register and post the solution so people like me could find it.

Anyway what you have to do is locate the folder in program files and copy the entire folder to:

AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

After that's done you can delete it from the start menu.

If you cant find the folder in your program files simply reinstall and try again.

Sorry I wasn't here sooner..
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21 Feb 2012   #25
krohm

Windows 7
 
 

i now have two folders with the exact same name under start menu !

this should not even be possible!

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/542/171955.jpg

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21 Feb 2012   #26
chos

W7 HPx64
 
 

OK i just realized my mistake..

YOU have to MOVE (not copy) the folder to AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

Then delete it from the start menu.. keep deleting them until they're gone..

Dont delete the folder you just moved! Delete it from the start menu.

That's what I did and it worked.

If I have to go into regedit to help with your problem I will but I would rather not because this method worked for me.

Sorry if I made your problem worse lol.
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21 Feb 2012   #27
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krohm View Post
i never system image, i format reguarly and backup reguarly
fcking thing, sucks
This is from your post #12 in this thread over two years ago so you haven't formatted since then?
Jerry
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27 Feb 2012   #28
krohm

Windows 7
 
 

chos, doesn't work. the folder is not able to be deleted trying your method.

bongo, whether i format or not doesn't change the issue with windows. it may not do it next time but the issue within windows is still there.
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27 Feb 2012   #29
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krohm View Post
chos, doesn't work. the folder is not able to be deleted trying your method.

bongo, whether i format or not doesn't change the issue with windows. it may not do it next time but the issue within windows is still there.
Have you formatted and reinstalled and tried it to see, since you started this thread over two years ago?
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13 Nov 2014   #30
mrdav1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Fixed it!!!

Hi... I had the same problem, and I don't know what caused it, but found that I could delete it with the free program Unlocker

I hope this solves the issue!
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