View Full Version : removing an unwanted system folder

10-21-2001, 01:30 AM
I downloaded this program the other day, and it installed a system folder on my computer. I uninstalled the program, but I can't seem to delete the folder. I'm using Windows 98. Anyone know how I could get rid of it?

10-21-2001, 02:05 AM
What and it wont delete??

Try boot to dos and "RD" it...

Is it some kind of shell folder?.....have a look if its listed in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\windows\explo rer\Shell Folders.

The folders listed here will generate a "Cannot delete - System Folder" error if you try delete them.....cant see why the program would want to nominate a dir as a shell folder though...what was the program?

10-21-2001, 11:19 AM
type in :

format c:\

Just kidding, that'll make you mad. What you should do is go into dos, and delete the file.

10-21-2001, 08:40 PM
I downloaded from Daft Punks website an mp3/CD player program, but I thought it was crap so I uninstalled it. However, to use the program, it first had to install this other password manager program(Rights Wallet). So the music program is gone, but the Wallet remains as a system folder (like Control Panel). It isn't causing any harm, but if possible I would like to get rid of it.

10-21-2001, 09:23 PM
maybe the folder has "System" as an attribute, remove it by going to the folder's propery page and remove it, then try and delete it

try it using DOS's attrib also


10-21-2001, 10:13 PM
try going to add/remove programs and then to the windows setup and look around in there.

10-22-2001, 02:40 AM
Have you checked the shell folders list in the registry like I said above?

10-22-2001, 03:04 AM
Yes I have - and the folder isn't there.