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    Undeletable file

    I have deleted Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 from my laptop but one file will not delete.<br> It is: DC_ShellExt.dll&nbsp;<br> I have tried every way I know including using "HiJack This" but after highlighting &amp; deleting I go back into the program and its still there.<br>I have also gone into My Computer, Manage, and disabled 3 Roxio entries in Services.&nbsp; <br> Now it tries to reinstall itself when I restart, its very annoying.<br>Does anyone know how to rid myself of this file?
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    Maybe try Gipo@Moveonboot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirwanda View Post
    I have deleted Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 from my laptop but one file will not delete. Now it tries to reinstall itself when I restart, its very annoying.Does anyone know how to rid myself of this file?
    sirwanda,
    Hello....and Welcome to W.S. Lounge....Check out this post #2 You may also have to "Take Ownership" before deleting Regards Fred
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    Also try Unlocker 1.9.1. Note that its use is not intuitive, and sometimes it appears to be doing nothing!
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    I've been deleting the undeletable for years. The key is the .dll suffix. Change that to .ddd or some other nonsense suffix and reboot and you will be able to delete it.

    To quote Dirty Harry, "Works for me!".

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    You can use a utility such as Movefile to delete a locked file at the next boot.

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    Thanks to everyone who responded to my problem.
    I tried Ultrafilesearch but it didn’t work.
    I then tried Gipo@Moveonboot which has deleted the file from Program Files.
    Thanks again,
    Sirwanda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
    I've been deleting the undeletable for years. The key is the .dll suffix. Change that to .ddd or some other nonsense suffix and reboot and you will be able to delete it.

    To quote Dirty Harry, "Works for me!".

    Cheers Mates!
    Me too. Same process. It annoys me when I tell something to go away and it doesn't. So I rename it .old and then delete it, works, so far, every time. :^)

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    I just finished posting a pretty good answer to this question, on another forum, so I'm going to copy and paste it here. OK?


    There is NO such thing as a UN-Deletable file. To make it all the easier, I have my C: drive formatted as FAT-32, so I can boot up (Windows XP) with my DOS boot disk and go into C: and do anything I want with any file I want.
    * Windows XP will run like a screaming demon, on a FAT-32 formatted HD.

    Or with an NTFS drive, I still boot up with my DOS Utilities disk and run NTFS4DOS which opens up an NTFS drive for access from a DOS prompt. Again, I can then go into C: and do anything I want with any file or folder I want.
    I can even delete the Windows password with another app on my Util's disk.

    To delete a .dll file, just rename the file to something like filename.ddd and reboot and the file will not load and will be fully deletable.

    I'm getting too old and cranky to put up with some OS telling me I don't have permission to do something with my own computer.
    That's just NOT going to happen!!!!

    When I set up any PC, with Vista, Win-7 or now with Win-8, I run the registry Script "Grant Full Admin Control.reg" and with that loaded, I can right click on any file or folder (except the root directory itself) and make myself the OWNER of that file or folder. When I OWN it, I can do what I want with it.
    I also turn off UAC and UN-Hide hidden files.

    For us who like to mess around with our personal computers, being in FULL CONTROL of everything on that computer is an absolute MUST.
    Where there's a will, and a little experience or some help from a friend, there's a way!

    Cheers Mates!
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    Addendum:

    By the way, the 'Take Ownership' or "Grant Admin Full Control" scripts that we use on Win-7, also work pretty well on Windows XP. (but one file at a time. It doesn't work so well for folders)
    I now install 'Grant Full Admin Control" on any XP machine that I have to work on.

    Cheers Mates!
    The Doctor

    PS: For those who would like to have "Grant Admin Full Control" but don't know where to get it,
    you can download it here:

    http://www.box.com/s/hfjzhq3z64e2f475dvn1

    Download the file, , run the file, , find it in your Right Click drop down context menu.
    Use it to take ownership of any file or folder (Vista, 7 or 8)
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    Drag and drop the file from Windows Explorer onto your desktop. Then try deleting it. This works at least half the time.

    If it doesn't, leave it on the desktop, and restart. It will delete then.

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    When I saw the name of this thread, I thought it was going to be one of those questions that you see on sites like Yahoo Answers and such - "Someone told me that deleting Windows32 was going to make my computer faster. I'm trying to do it, but can't. Please help!"
    I bet DrWho could delete it, right?

    PS: For those visiting here and thinking about deleting Windows32 - it's a common prank out there, don't do it.

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    Smile My Solution

    Hello,

    I had trouble getting rid of Bing Desktop.
    I got rid of most of it by giving full control of individual files .
    All but one.
    The "master" I call it.
    I tried delete on reboot programs & a host of other ways all to no avail.

    Then I got the idea to compress it in the Properties window.
    See attached screen shot.

    It works for me.
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