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Thread: How do you delete unwanted .dll and .exe files

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    Yerington Guest

    How do you delete unwanted .dll and .exe files

    I recently downloaded a program but later decided I did not want it on my
    computer. I was able to delete most of the files in the program's folder in
    Program Files. But, when I tried to delete the files with .dll and .exe
    extentions, I kept getting an error message telling me that I do not have
    permission, wheras I am considered the Administrator.
    I have read other similar messages on this forum but they have not helped
    me. I just cannot make the program to give me permission to delete these. Am
    I going about this the right way, or am I missing something?
    Thank you for your help.
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    David Yerington

  2. #2
    Steve Easton Guest

    Re: How do you delete unwanted .dll and .exe files

    Did you "Uninstall" the program using control Panel > Programs and features?

  3. #3
    Yerington Guest

    Re: How do you delete unwanted .dll and .exe files

    Thank you Mr. Easton. That was helpful. Unfortunately, while I did this with
    some of the other programs on my computer, I failed to do "Uninstall" first
    on this particualr one. So, I made the mistake of deleting the unist.exe. Is
    there anything else I can do?
    Thanks.

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    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: How do you delete unwanted .dll and .exe files

    You will need to take ownership of the file. In other words you will need to run on a higher elevation.


    Take ownership of the file or better still run as Administrator. Right click on file\folder and select Administrator

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    Paul Randall Guest

    Re: How do you delete unwanted .dll and .exe files

    You might try reinstalling the software and then uninstall it.

  6. #6
    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: How do you delete unwanted .dll and .exe files

    Remember Peter, that just deleting a program folder and it's associated
    files will likely NOT get all files installed. Installed files go to
    multiple folders. Then there are the "possibly" thousands of registry
    entries that will remain, pointing to files that no longer exist.

    As pointed out by others, the best way is to reinstall the program. Then,
    reboot and uninstall the program the correct way. There will still be some
    registry entries left over but the majority should be gone.


    Take ownership of the file or better still run as Administrator. Right click
    on file\folder and select Administrator

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  7. #7
    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: How do you delete unwanted .dll and .exe files

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

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