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Removing System Folder


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Remove 'My Labtec Pictures' System Folder from 'MyComputer'.

I installed some stupid camera back in the day-
And a system folder for it just sits.

I can't remove it.
And don't know how.

Can anybody help?
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You may need to remove the software first in the Add/Remove Programs in Control center, or there may be an uninstall.exe in the folder. You may need to remove the files in the folder before you can remove the folder. You may need to change the properties of the folder before you can remove it.
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The thing is, any trace of this Labtec stuff is gone.
And I can't get rid of that System Folder it installed.
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Try deleting the files in the folder first, then delete the folder.

If the files won't delete, you can try UNLOCKER or POCKET KILLBOX.
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Thanks.
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Please let us know how you make out.
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Sorry for digging up a dead topic-
But an update.

I used many different kinds of hard deleting programs; but they will still not remove the Labtech folder.

The folder itself hangs out with the other drives and system folder, thinking its a system folder itself.
Its icon is now standard windows, and has completely no use.
I want it gone-

Anybody have any other solutions?
Thanks.

Edited by Sinnen, 02 April 2008 - 10:01 PM.

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First right click on it and change it's properties to read/write from read only, which is probably what it is now. Then delete it. You could also choose to make it hidden if you can't delete it. If it has no contents it takes up no room on your drive.
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When I right click I get three options.

Open.
Explore.
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Create Shortcut

Using the properties button on the toolbar doesn't work either.
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Hello , my name is AlErT, and I will try to help you

i dont know any software to delete system folder. so i am suggesting you to tru it with commpand prompt

so please try to execute these instructions :-

1. GO to start-->run.

2 .Type CMD (it will open comand prompt)

3.now please browse to parent directory of your folder.

4. type attrib <folder_name> . this will tell you about attributes of your folder.

5.mainly attribute set on folder are SHR i.e system,hidden,read only.

6. type attrib -r -h -s <folder_name> (it will remove all attributes on folder)

7. type DEL <folder_name>.

if you have any queries please post here . if you dont understand commands tell me location of folder and folder-name

i would try to post exact commands.

please let me know if your issue is resolved .

Thanks

Edited by AlErT, 06 April 2008 - 12:16 PM.

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AlErT

You can not "browse" at a command prompt. You need to know DOS, and not everyone does. You are assuming that this person does.
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if you have any queries please post here . if you dont understand commands tell me location of folder and folder-name

i would try to post exact commands.


hello,

first of all my english is not good and i think that we use word browse to go to any folder (please tell me correct word if i am wrong)

second i am trying to help him therefore i asked location of folder and folder -name so that i can type exact commands.

if you find something wrong tell me i would correct it .

thanks :)

Edited by AlErT, 06 April 2008 - 01:28 PM.

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"whew"

Today I FINALLY decided to get to the bottom of this 100%
I kind of did it by accident.

There has been a couple invincible programs I want to delete on my computer; as I was going through my Registry I figured I would try to get rid of this useless 'My Labtec Pictures' System Folder.

I just searched my Registry for 'My Labtec Pictures' and there it was.
Delete.

Gone forever.

And to think- it's that easy!
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I am glad that you got it fixed, but we tend to keep people away from the registry. One wrong move and you have created a big paperweight.
We always recommend backing the registry up before proceeding.
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