Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Can't delete the "MSN Gaming Zone" folder from program files!!!!

Posted on 2006-11-05
9
Medium Priority
?
983 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hello all! This is something that i noticed some time ago, but was recently reminded of. In my programs files there is a folder titled "MSN Gaming Zone". I am unable to delete this folder! When i try i get the "Access is Denied.... etc.." message. I can go in to the folder and delete most of its contents, but as fast as i delete them, they pop right back up! It has games like solitare...etc.. in the folder. Whats up with this folder, why can't i delete it? Is there something vital to my system in it? Do i need it for any other reason than to play solitare?

Also, can anyone tell me what these programs are? Are they useful/relavent? Or just taking up space?

ICQ
InCD
Learn2Player

Thanks in advance for your help!!!!
0
Comment
Question by:MisfitDevil99
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
9 Comments
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Jonvee
ID: 17877223
  >"MSN Gaming Zone" folder <
"Unlocker" is a tool claimed to get rid of those messages.  

"Unlocker - Delete intractable files":
http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t7536.html
0
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
Jonvee earned 336 total points
ID: 17877244
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Jonvee
ID: 17877284
ICQ quoted amongst other things as an "instant messaging computer program".  Would need a little more detail to be sure.  Hope that helps:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICQ
0
Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:war1
ID: 17877355
Greetings, MisfitDevil99 !

Use Killbox in Safe Mode to remove hard-to-remove file.

Killbox to remove stuborn files
http://www.scancomplete.com/download/killbox/


Best wishes!
0
 
LVL 34

Assisted Solution

by:sramesh2k
sramesh2k earned 332 total points
ID: 17879210
Hi,

The "MSN Gaming Zone" and the "Xerox" folders are protected folders (Windows File Protection) and they simply regenerate automatically after deleting it using third-party tools.
0
 
LVL 32

Assisted Solution

by:and235100
and235100 earned 332 total points
ID: 17879708
You could just uncheck Internet Games in Add/Remove Programs\Add Remove Windows Components
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Jonvee
ID: 18062711
Thank you.
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Lessons on Recovering from Petya

Skyport is working hard to help customers recover from recent attacks, like the Petya worm. This work has brought to light some important lessons. New malware attacks like this can take down your entire environment. Learn from others mistakes on how to prevent Petya like worms.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Are you unable to synchronize your OST (Offline Storage Table) file with Microsoft Exchange Server? Is your OST file exceeding 2 GB size limit? In Microsoft Outlook 2002 and earlier versions, there is a 2 GB size limit for the OST file. If the file …
We have adopted the strategy to use Computers in Student Labs as the bulletin boards. The same target can be achieved by using a Login Notice feature in Group policy but it’s not as attractive as graphical wallpapers with message which grabs the att…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…

670 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question