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    I've noticed a folder in C:\Program Files labeled "microsoft frontpage". I do not have Microsoft Frontpage on my computer and I never did. I noticed it was labeled in lower case letters which looked suspicious to me. I then double clicked the folder to see what is inside. All I got was "C:\Program Files\microsoft frontpage\version3.0\bin". No files whatsoever. I thought next; "I don't need this". So I tried to delete it but it gave me this:

    Error Deleting File or Folder

    Cannot Delete bin: It is being used by another person or program.

    Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.
    "Revenge is a meal best served cold"

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    evryone has that folder. it's something windows needs

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    Oh really? Thanks IKE! Didnt know that. They should label it something else or put it in another folder.
    "Revenge is a meal best served cold"

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    here's hwo to remove it:
    "...To delete those annoying folders that Microsoft kindly gave us, you know, the ones we don't want like Xerox and Microsoft Frontpage et-al just follow these simple instructions:-

    1: Do a search for a file called:-
    SFCFILES.DLL
    There are actually two of them, one in C:\WINDOWS\system32 and one in C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\test

    2: Rename both these files to:-
    SFCFILES.OLD

    3: Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    4: To delete the folder "Microsoft Frontpage", Type this:-
    RMDIR /S C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1
    and hit the Enter (Return) key on the keyboard.
    You will be asked "Are you sure (Y/N)"
    just hit the "Y" key on the keyboard and begin step "4" again but with a different folder address.

    If you are unsure of the DOS style name of the folder you want to delete, type this:-
    DIR /X C:
    and hit the Enter key. This will give you the real name and the DOS style equivalent names of all files/folders on the root of C:
    You will notice that the "Program Files" folder is called "PROGRA~1"
    And if you type:-
    DIR /X C:\PROGRA~1
    and hit the Enter key on the keyboard, this will give you the files/folders within C:\Program Files.
    You will notice the folder "Microsoft Frontpage" is called "MICROS~1"

    The default address of some of the annoying folders are thus:-
    C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1 (Microsoft Frontpage)
    C:\PROGRA~1\NETMEE~1 (Netmeeting)
    C:\PROGRA~1\MOVIEM~1 (Movie Maker)
    C:\PROGRA~1\OUTLOO~1 (Outlook Express)
    C:\PROGRA~1\XEROX (Xerox)

    BE AWARE THAT "RMDIR" IS A VERY POWERFUL AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS COMMAND.
    Renaming SFCFILES.OLD back to SFCFILES.DLL will cause the deleted folders to return. ..."
    Source: http://users.accesscomm.ca/gbraun/wxp/extra.htm
    Last edited by tesco; 04-10-2005 at 09:04 PM.

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    WARNING: Following the steps below may cause "device installer error" messages to appear when clicking on Properties for hardware in Device Manager. See this section


    Think you forgot to paste this part in Rossco. Also, I would like to know what this folder actually does before I attempt to delete it.
    "Revenge is a meal best served cold"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurse

    Think you forgot to paste this part in Rossco. Also, I would like to know what this folder actually does before I attempt to delete it.
    oops, didn't notice that, i thought the <><><> thingys were seperaters for dfferent sections.

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    damn those shify lowercase foldernames

    this post is guaranteed 100% parrot-free

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