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Old 24th January 2007   #1
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Can I delete the Xerox folder?


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I have a Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 computer and in the directory C:/Program Files I have a folder called xerox. Inside the xerox folder there is another folder called nwwia. The xerox folder is 0 bytes in size. I know the folder is not spyware and I have seen this folder on a number of XP machines. Every attempt I have made at deleting the folder has failed. I get this message when I attempt to delete the folder: cannot delete nwwia is is being used ny another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again. I have tried to delete the folders in safe mode, I have made myself the owner of the folders and tried to delete it, I also have tried to rename the folders and then try to delete it. All of which have been unsuccessful. I use Regseeker as part of my daily cleanup on my computer and I searched for the folder and it found many entries including a few in the C:/WINDOWS directory. So my question is should I delete the xerox folder using Regseeker or just leave it alone and forget about it. Is the xerox folder also a system folder or not? Any insight on this issue would be appreciated.

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Read: What is this Xerox directory doing in Program Files?

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This directory is being watched by Windows File Protection, because it needs to protect the file xrxflnch.exe should it ever show up.

xrxflnch.exe = Xerox WIA Driver.
Just leave it alone.

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Thanks for the response Arie. I will leave the folder alone. But little annoyances like not being able to delete a useless folder like xerox thats being prtoected by windows is so annoying and it ****** me off. I like having a clean system and its things like not being able to delete useless folders that are just taking up space makes me so mad. I hope that Microsoft doesn't have all of these annoyances in Windows Vista like they do in XP. Anyway thanks for the link Arie. I will leave the folder alone.


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re can i delete the xerox folder


thanks guys you answered my question also. i too tried to remove it and got the same message and i also hate empty folders that you cant remove. i dont know why they cant be removed but thats one of the mysteries of a computer i guess.

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Originally Posted by pishbloom2
i dont know why they cant be removed but thats one of the mysteries of a computer i guess.
No mystery, it's explained at the link in my post above.

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