Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Winamp upgrade - can't delete 2 files

05 Dec 2009   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
Winamp upgrade - can't delete 2 files

Hi there

While I generally LIKE winamp - this is a classic example of how NOT to provide upgrades- and I'm surprised since somebody with the backing of AOL should IMO know better -- we aren't talking about a single developer "under the railway arches" here.

When you upgrade it will fail with two files - won't let you delete them.

You also can't actually delete these easily from W7 either - even with the Take ownership facility-- I had to delete these by using another machine on the LAN.

Now I LIKE Winamp (OK there are other applications) but ripping to FLAC and having the Gracenote CDDB facility to create tags automatically for track / artist labelling are worth it for me.

So c'mon winamp developers -- you've got a decent product - but DO try fixing the upgrade so it doesn't "lock" files.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7/10 64 bit

I've been using Winamp for years, however, I haven't got around to installing it since I installed Win 7. I'll have to do that.

But, with the poor software track record of AOL it's not surprising that there are problems. The AOL software for dial-up connections was always buggy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Winamp upgrade - can't delete 2 files

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Delete OS Files but Keep Personal Files
Is there a way to delete all OS files on my old hard drive that I am using as additional storage but keep my personal files? Possibly a windows format? I can transfer the saved data to my main hard drive til I make this happen. Any Thoughts?
General Discussion
Winamp 5.66 Last Winamp version and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date. See release notes for latest improvements to this last release. Thanks for...
Can I delete these files?
Hi, my C Drive is bursting at the seams.... I have like 1.3 gig left....! Can I delete these two items? They are: 1. Windows Installer Package, (cause I guess/ hope this has been installed) 2. Windows Installer Patch, (again, maybe this has been installed and this is residual?)
Performance & Maintenance
Delete XP Files, keep Boot Files
Hello all. Here's a screengrab of my partitions: HDD is the XP partition that came with the computer. HDD7 is the partition on which I installed Windows 7. I only use Windows 7 now, so HDD is just wasting space. Basically, to avoid...
Installation & Setup
can't delete files
I found that there was already a thread about it,but Unlocker doesn't seem to work as it did then. So here it goes. When I download files with firefox it makes a temporary file in the place I download the file and then it deletes itself when the download its complete. But suddenly I'm left with 2...
General Discussion
Cant delete files
I restored my windows and restored my backup files from an external hard drive. Now i have two program files folder when clicking on c drive. I dont have permission to delete the useless program files folder. I have tried to change the ownership of the file but still wont let me delete. any...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App