Mysterious folder will not delete!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by rraawwhh, Mar 30, 2002.

  1. rraawwhh

    rraawwhh Guest

    I've got a mysterious folder called XEROX in my program files directory and it is completely empty. It is 0 bytes big and there is a subdirectory that is also 0 bytes big - and I can't delete it. I get the cannot delete files are being used by another person or program error. I am logged off of all other users no programs are running and I can't think of anything that would reference this directory. Anyone know why I can't delete this stupid thing?
  2. Kahuna

    Kahuna Guest

    I had the same problem myself.

    I did a bit of research the only official mention of this is on the Japanese Microsoft Support Page.

    Here is the link.

    you can run that link through babelfish to translate it.

    Here is pretty much what it says.

    < In > \xerox\nwwia folder of systemdrive \Program Files subordinate being attached
    Last date updated: 2002/01/31
    Document number: J070025

    Being something which is described concerning the product below it does this data.

    Microsoft (R) Windows XP Home Edition

    Microsoft (R) Windows XP Professional

    When the Windows XP is installed, < > the \xerox\nwwia folder is drawn up to the systemdrive \Program Files subordinate.

    This operation is specification of Windows XP.

    The \xerox\nwwia folder from the XEROX Corporation way the WIA which is offered (the WindowsImage Acquisition) is prepared in order to utilize the ƒlƒbƒgƒ??[ƒNƒXƒLƒƒƒi of correspondence.
    In addition, because it is the folder which is protected by the system, it is not possible to delete.

    Somethings just do not translate very well.
  3. Static 99

    Static 99 Guest

    I also have the XEROX folder!
    If you check the date, you can see it's installed at the same time as XP.
    So, i think it supposed to be there, but why, i don't know!
  4. Twink

    Twink Guest

    try using the RMdir command from a prompt. ie 'rmdir "xerox" /s' worked for a few of my directories
  5. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

    You can also use Safe Mode and delete that dir. simply and easy , or what the "before me " said .
  6. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    *sigh* for the love of god people...the directory has nothing in's a system directory...leave it alone

    The Xerox folder is used by Windows Image Acquisition (scanners, some slide show programs, Webcams)

    just leave it most of the time ends up recreating it anyway....
  7. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    And I thought this was the "Tips and Tweaks" section. Had I known it was the "Leave it alone and Don't touch" section, I wouldn't have looked inside.

    This link will help you to permanently remove those folders:-
  8. Kahuna

    Kahuna Guest

    I remember hearing from somewhere someone saying.

    Why did you climb that mountain... because it was there.

    I just hate the idea I can not delete a file in my computer. Heck I can delete system files that will corrupt my installation but I cant delete a 0 byte file.

    Maybe this is a backdoor program the NSA uses to get into our computer :p hehe.

    This file can be deleted in safe mode but windows will just recreates it later. Oh well just a nuisance I guess.
  9. rraawwhh

    rraawwhh Guest

    heh heh, thanks guys at least now I know how to delete it - even though the stupid thing finds itself back on my computer by itself.

    I wonder if I could set up some sort of script to delete that folder everytime it gets created. Heh heh.
  10. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    if you follow my link it will remove those folders permanently