how to remove convert.exe from windowsXP

Posted on 2008-11-12
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I am trying to run an ant file that runs Imagemagick convert, but it always runs the Windows XP
convert.exe that is in c:\windows\System32\. I will never use that file, so I tried to delete it, but
Windows always recreates the file. I can't change the ant file to modify the path.
Question by:lfrohman
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    by:Toni Uranjek

    Delete convert.exe from dllcache folder first, then from folder system32 and it won't be restored.



    Author Comment

    where is the dllcache folder?
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    in C:\Windows\system32 and it's blue, because these files are compressed.

    Author Closing Comment

    The dllcache\ folder doesn't show in Windows explorer, even when I say show hidden and system folders. But I could cd to it from a DOS prompt.
    I also got a warning:
    "Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been
    replaced by unrecognized versions. ..."
    but I hit cancel.

    Thanks for the quick response and correct answer.
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    by:Toni Uranjek
    You have to clear check box to show "protected system files" to see this folder in Windows Explorer.

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