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Rename C:\program To C:\program1

by werea / February 24, 2014 4:30 PM PST

Everytime I start my computer, this would pop up.
File name warning
"There is a file or folder on your computer called 'C:\Program' which could cause certain applications to not function correctly. Renaming it to 'C:\Program1' would solve this problem. Would you like to rename it now?"

It goes away when I start in safe mode, but will still pop up when I clean start with only windows service.

The fold is unable to open, has 0kb, and has a shortcut symbol. It was created years ago, but problem didn't show until now.

How can I find what's wrong and fix, anyone ?

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Re: rename folder
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 24, 2014 4:56 PM PST

In cases like this I get my Ubuntu disk, boot into it and rename or delete the offending file. Ubuntu doesn't do all the checks Windows does.


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oh no
by werea / February 24, 2014 8:29 PM PST
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ah!!clicked wrong place!!! it should be reply not best answer . oh my God , how to undo it ...

So you mean just delete the folder?

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Re: click
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 24, 2014 9:41 PM PST
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Not possible to undo a wrong click here, alas.

If it's an empty folder, it's safe to delete it. But you don't know if it's empty, because you can't open it. So - just for safety - it's better to rename it first, and if nothing fatals happens then, delete it later.


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by werea / February 25, 2014 3:41 PM PST
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Did a seach in register with C: \program\. and got some resultat related to
C: \program\flashget........

Flashget is a program I uninstalled ages ago, so I delet it from the register. But sadly the problem still won't go away.

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Re: folder
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 25, 2014 3:56 PM PST
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You have to delete (or rename) that folder. It has nothing to do with the registry.
Why don't you do it?


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by werea / February 27, 2014 2:22 AM PST
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Since I can't open it, I'm not sure what's inside, so a bit afraid of doing something wrong and cause other problem.

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OK, back to the top.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2014 2:28 AM PST
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Why are you in that folder?

Once in a while you find a certain type of computer owner that wants to know what each folder and file does. While I think that's a great thing to know you have to consider it will take time to research each item as well as backup the system before trying stuff.

You'll also have other bootable CDs like I mention last month at to look around in areas Windows might not allow.

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