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Can't delete a folder

  1. #1


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 Pro

    Can't delete a folder


    I have a folder called C:\8e2766e5fa559c32dee2f00483e114 that contains a file called MPSigStub.exe.
    I can't delete it even though I've look at the 'take ownership' tutorials. Keep on getting '....require permission from IAIN-PC\Iain to make changes' error.
    I am Iain!
    Any ideas?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 153
    windows 8 pro x64


    Try unlocker software Unlocker - CNET Download.com
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  3. #3


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks. I'm obviously being incredibly stupid here, but I can't see how Unlocker works. I thought there might be an addition to the right-click menu, but no.
    How does it work?
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    windows 8 pro x64
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  5. #5


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks, but the problem is, there is no Unlocker item on the right-click menu. Maybe it doesn't work in W8. Have you tried it?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    MPSigStub.exe is created by Windows update, do you have some update that fail, my guess is that if you delete it and the problem is not solve it may come back

    If you want erase it without installing crapy software from C-Net, just restart in safe mode


    "NET Editors' note:Unlocker includes optional bundled software that may trigger alerts from security software. Unlocker has been tested for malware by the CNET Download.com team and meets our security requirements"

    I like this one, like if we can trust them

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  7. #7


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 Pro


    I have moved the folder, and there have been no problems. Didn't have a failed install.
    Unlocker just isn't working as there is no right-click menu option.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 153
    windows 8 pro x64


    I have the software and it works . I just installed it and can use right click menu. you probably have some other problem but I can't know. In my computer, it works fine.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    If you want erase it without installing crapy software from C-Net, just restart in safe mode
    Safe mode didn't help. Same message '....require permission from IAIN-PC\Iain to make changes'.

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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by imacken View Post
    IAIN-PC\Iain


    are you on a domain ?
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