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Thread: Can't delete rogue folder in Start Menu

  1. #1
    Phypps Guest

    Default Can't delete rogue folder in Start Menu

    Installed COD4.
    The folder name in start menu was very long so I truncated it (obviously not
    enough!)
    Wasn't happy with the way the install went so uninstalled to try again.
    Could not delete start menu folder.
    System restore didn't get rid of it (which surprised me)
    When trying to delete I get a message saying that the folder is no longer in
    Start Menu/Programs and to find where it really is.
    Searching finds nothing.
    Regedit finds nothing.
    Looking through AppData etc doesn't find anything that isn't already Start
    Menu/Programs
    Tried command prompt to delete from DOS but Program Data folder doesn't
    exist !
    I am assuming that this is the operating system "smoke and mirrors" pointing
    to stuff that is really somewhere else.
    The OS is obviously pulling something from somewhere to point to an object
    that doesn't exist anymore.
    But..... that folder name pointer must be somewhere.
    So where is it, and how do I get rid of it ??? please, its driving me
    nuts (I hate loose ends)

    Thanks for any hints.

    Phypps






  2. #2
    HappyAndyK Guest

    Default RE: Can't delete rogue folder in Start Menu

    Reboot and see if you can delete it. Else try in safe Mode. Else see if this
    helps you
    http://winhlp.com/node/39
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  3. #3
    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Default Re: Can't delete rogue folder in Start Menu

    Press and hold the SHIFT key down, right-click on the item in question, and select "Copy as Path".

    Open Notepad, and paste the content from Clipboard. Which location is reported?

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    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
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    "Phypps" <phypps@nospam.com> wrote in message news:KoCdndNx94rBOqvVnZ2dnUVZ8uKdnZ2d@bt.com...
    Installed COD4.
    The folder name in start menu was very long so I truncated it (obviously not
    enough!)
    Wasn't happy with the way the install went so uninstalled to try again.
    Could not delete start menu folder.
    System restore didn't get rid of it (which surprised me)
    When trying to delete I get a message saying that the folder is no longer in
    Start Menu/Programs and to find where it really is.
    Searching finds nothing.
    Regedit finds nothing.
    Looking through AppData etc doesn't find anything that isn't already Start
    Menu/Programs
    Tried command prompt to delete from DOS but Program Data folder doesn't
    exist !
    I am assuming that this is the operating system "smoke and mirrors" pointing
    to stuff that is really somewhere else.
    The OS is obviously pulling something from somewhere to point to an object
    that doesn't exist anymore.
    But..... that folder name pointer must be somewhere.
    So where is it, and how do I get rid of it ??? please, its driving me
    nuts (I hate loose ends)

    Thanks for any hints.

    Phypps




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