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Folders and Files won't delete

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jack Nation, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Jack Nation

    Jack Nation Flightless Bird

    I use WindowsXP with IE8.
    I have hundreds of folders and files in my windows directory that I did not
    put there.
    These folders and files all begin and end with a $ sign like thus =
    $NtUninstallKB822603$.
    How can I delete these please?
    --
    Jack Nation
     
  2. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    Those are placed there by the windows updates. If you don't ever plan on
    having to uninstall a security update, you can delete them.

    You say they won't delete. How did you try to delete them, and what was the
    error message when you tried?

    "Jack Nation" <jnation@mchsi.com> wrote in message
    news:%230YhSFBsKHA.5936@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    :I use WindowsXP with IE8.
    : I have hundreds of folders and files in my windows directory that I did
    not
    : put there.
    : These folders and files all begin and end with a $ sign like thus =
    : $NtUninstallKB822603$.
    : How can I delete these please?
    : --
    : Jack Nation
    :
    :
    :
    :
    :
    :
    :
    :
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    Yes, you did put them there when you installed the indicated patch. These
    folders are installed in case you ever want to delete a patch.

    What was the error message when you tried to delete them?
    Jim
    "Jack Nation" <jnation@mchsi.com> wrote in message
    news:%230YhSFBsKHA.5936@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I use WindowsXP with IE8.
    > I have hundreds of folders and files in my windows directory that I did
    > not put there.
    > These folders and files all begin and end with a $ sign like thus =
    > $NtUninstallKB822603$.
    > How can I delete these please?
    > --
    > Jack Nation
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    See http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=33827


    Jack Nation wrote:
    > I use WindowsXP with IE8.
    > I have hundreds of folders and files in my windows directory that I did
    > not
    > put there.
    > These folders and files all begin and end with a $ sign like thus =
    > $NtUninstallKB822603$.
    > How can I delete these please?
     
  5. Tridec

    Tridec Flightless Bird

    As you can read by hters you can delete them, in case of errors make sure you
    have local administrator rights or log in as administrator and try again.

    "Jack Nation" wrote:

    > I use WindowsXP with IE8.
    > I have hundreds of folders and files in my windows directory that I did not
    > put there.
    > These folders and files all begin and end with a $ sign like thus =
    > $NtUninstallKB822603$.
    > How can I delete these please?
    > --
    > Jack Nation
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     

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