Can't Delete File In - C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by DasFox, May 3, 2009.

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  1. DasFox
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    I tried using Nvidia's Smart Scan to look for nForce drivers for my laptop since HP doesn't have any new versions and with the chip set I can't seem to find any.

    Well I tried to download the activex for the smart scan but it didn't installed properly. I can't find any .inf or .ocx for it, all I seem to have is the file in C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files and I can't delete it.

    Anyone know how I can remove the file in C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files?

    THANKS
    Last edited: May 3, 2009
  2. ThunderZ
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    That is a normal folder installed by the OS. Why delete it?
  3. Howard Kaikow
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    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

    Unless you really know what you are doing, and howmany of us do, do not delete files, especially in directories created by the OS or by an app. That's just asking for trouble, if not now, at a later time.
  4. GlobalForce
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    GlobalForce Regular Poster

    Bad install suggests you've lost the "System Requirements Lab" in add/remove - that why you're asking?
  5. DasFox
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    No, you can't just right click and delete a file in C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files, that's what I'm asking...

    I personally don't know if Nvidia makes an entry in the Add/Remove to uninstall at a later date this ActiveX.

    All I know is I'm using IE8 and tried to install the ActiveX for Nvidia's Smart Scan and it didn't install properly, I don't know if it's because I'm using IE8 which I suspect, but it only partially installed.

    So all I'm left with is the C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files\Nvidia Smart Scan.

    For those that don't realize this is just a file for Nvidia's scanning to look a box over to check the hardware, it's no big deal to delete it.

    LOOK at 'Option 2':
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

    That's how you install it...

    THANKS
  6. ThunderZ
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    Apologies. Misunderstood the question.
  7. Bubba
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    Bubba Updates Team

    While in that folder, what does the Status column say for that entry Installed, Damaged....etc ? If Damaged, have you right clicked that entry and attempted an Update in case it did not fully install the first time ?

    Bubba
  8. GlobalForce
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    GlobalForce Regular Poster

    "I personally don't know ..." - then you'll wanna consult SRL's FAQ if it turns out as Bubba suggests.
  9. Sully
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    One answer would be the tool located here
    http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

    Whether or not you delete files I suppose is up to you to handle. Personally, I don't mind breaking something to see what happens or how to fix it. But Unlocker should let you delete it if you so wish.

    Sul.
  10. DasFox
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    DasFox Registered Member

    What status column?

    THANKS
  11. Bubba
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    Bubba Updates Team

    Should be one like the pic below :doubt:

    Bubba

    status.JPG
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