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    Regedit.

    Hello.
    I am on W-10 v 1511 and I am faced with a situation that I can not control or vary. I have a folder that is qualified as "Read only", I did not do this, it is empty. I went to Safe Mode and tried to delete it, it will not go, obviously, I got to CMD prompt as Administrator and still no delete. I did change the Read Only to not, Apply next and when I looked at the folder Proprieties, it is stuck on Read Only.

    I then went to Regedit and Alt E, -> F, find this folder NAME. Regedit does not run, it stayed on an empty dialogue for > 2 hours. Is this an insidious way for MS to have complete control of our machine ? That folder is empty and does not bother me much except that I would like to know if I can get control over this aggravation ?

    Fine Spring to all. Jean.

    Addendum ! My mind is too complicated, I got rid of it easily in Safe Mode, no CMD, just right click on it and Delete. Gonzoed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by handcuff36 View Post
    Hello.
    I am on W-10 v 1511 and I am faced with a situation that I can not control or vary. I have a folder that is qualified as "Read only", I did not do this, it is empty. I went to Safe Mode and tried to delete it, it will not go, obviously, I got to CMD prompt as Administrator and still no delete. I did change the Read Only to not, Apply next and when I looked at the folder Proprieties, it is stuck on Read Only.

    I then went to Regedit and Alt E, -> F, find this folder NAME. Regedit does not run, it stayed on an empty dialogue for > 2 hours. Is this an insidious way for MS to have complete control of our machine ? That folder is empty and does not bother me much except that I would like to know if I can get control over this aggrav ation ?

    Fine Spring to all. Jean.

    Addendum ! My mind is too complicated, I got rid of it easily in Safe Mode, no CMD, just right click on it and Delete. Gonzoed.
    I've run into that a few times before Win10 and used a fully-updated antivirus, malwarebytes and a Registry cleaner, usually got the job done. BUT, a couple of times I ended up booting to a Linux Mint LiveDVD that allowed me access to the file system on the HDD/Hard DIsk Drive and could delete that Folder. After rebooting back into Windows didn't find any problems.

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    Wow! Don't know what's up with regedit running for two hours. That doesn't sound right.
    I have used a program called unlocker before, but might not work for your issue. Berton's Linux method should work also! This is a safe site. No PUP's

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/getmirror/unlocker,1.html

    If you've ever been unable to delete a file in Windows, and can't figure out what program's using it, Unlocker is the solution. Have you ever seen these Windows error messages?

    Cannot delete folder: It is being used by another person or program
    Cannot delete file: Access is denied
    There has been a sharing violation.
    The source or destination file may be in use.
    The file is in use by another program or user.
    Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

    Unlocker can help! Simply right-click the folder or file and select Unlocker. If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will appear. Simply click Unlock All and you are done!
    Last edited by satrow; 2016-03-20 at 22:01. Reason: Quoting wholesale from other sites should be in [Quote]'s

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    Another alternative which has always worked for me on Window 7 is to use Cedric Collomb's Unlocker program.
    Beware that some AV programs regard it as a PUP or virus-infected, so best to get it from the author's website, emptyloop.com.
    Even then Firefox objects to it!

    LATER...

    Snap!
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    Hi BATcher. FYI My Anti-Virus or FF doesn't like your link at all!!
    Capture48.JPG

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    Hence my sentence "Even then Firefox objects to it!"

    Use the Ignore this warning link at the bottom right of the screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by holdum333 View Post
    Hi BATcher. FYI My Anti-Virus or FF doesn't like your link at all!!
    There is nothing wrong with the link in BAThcer's #4 post to the Unlocker program.

    But there is something very wrong with the screenshot you posted in your #5 post.

    Any valid program should include the program's name in the caption bar at the upper-left of the window. Your screenshot does not specify what program caused the prompt.

    Untrustworthy "security"? software - identify and remove/uninstall.
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    Hi All I know is I get the warning I attached in my screen shot. I run Windows defender with MBAM pro on my W10 rig. I use FF for my browser. When I clicked "Get me out of here" I was redirected back to FF, so I'm assuming FF objected to the link. That's good enough reason for me to stay away from that link.

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    Hi ! I can confirm that FF was the one that blocked that site. When I clicked on "Why was this page blocked"
    It took me here.
    I'm not here to argue! This is what happened to me!
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...urce=inproduct

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    Berton, hello.

    Funny, I never thought of Linux Mint. I have it here but seldom use it. I will try to keep it in mind if ever !

    Good solution. Thanks to others too who showed some interest. Jean.

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    Couple of points...

    Cedric Collomb's Unlocker was excellent until he gave in to the commercial pressure to include adware. Unlocker v1.9.2 is an adware-supported version. The last version that did not include adware was v1.8.9... which, IMO, didn't play well with Windows 7, let alone later versions of Windows. As a result, I would not not recommend Cedric Collomb's Unlocker any more.

    IObit's Unlocker is a more up-to-date alternative which I've used in the past.

    LockHunter looks interesting, but I've never used it.

    Hope this helps...
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    I just posted a rough breakdown based on some of the points raised here, it might prevent this Thread from going further off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holdum333 View Post
    Hi ! I can confirm that FF was the one that blocked that site. When I clicked on "Why was this page blocked"
    It took me here.
    I'm not here to argue! This is what happened to me!
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...urce=inproduct
    Chrome blocks it also. My advice: Do Not Go There!!!!

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