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Possible to remove a file within regedit ?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Kerplunk, 4 Jun 2006.

  1. Kerplunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 9,041

    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    Does anyone know the path within regedit to My Documents?

    I have this file in My Docs which I cannot delete and was looking to hop to the relevant file within regedit and get rid of it there?

    Anyone ?
     
  2. marc2003

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 20,214

    Location: England

    i think you should leave regedit well alone. you quite clearly have no idea what it is for and tinkering with it when you have no clue can easily render your computer unusable.... :p

    try rebooting your machine into safe mode and see if you can delete the file that way. failing that try moveonboot

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot-Manager-Disk/MoveOnBoot.shtml
     
  3. Kerplunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 9,041

    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    Neither work.

    Any other suggestions. ? :)
     
  4. RobH

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 4,524

    Location: Nottingham

    What type of file is it? If it's being used by windows then there is a probably a good reason for it.
     
  5. Kerplunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 9,041

    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    Thanks but as my original question, how do I access My Doc from regedit? :)
     
  6. Pyrosoft

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Feb 2004

    Posts: 342

    Location: Rotherham

    My documents isn't in the registry though is it...it's a folder.
    But the path to it, if you were pointing to it in the registry would be
    "C:\Documents and Settings\*username*\My Documents"

    That said...I'd be tempted to agree with marc2003's first comment... ;)
     
    Last edited: 5 Jun 2006
  7. dirtydog

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 47,398

    Location: Essex

    You can't delete files from within Regedit. That is the answer.

    If you tell us what sort of file it is, people might be able to help ;)

    This program may help you:-
    http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
     
  8. Pyrosoft

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Feb 2004

    Posts: 342

    Location: Rotherham

    The only way I think that regedit could help, would be to create a batch file to remove the file, and add the path to the batch file in the runonce path of the registry.


    Not really a solution, but it is the only way I could think that the registry could be of any use what so ever.

    Boot into DOS, delete the file, reboot.
    Job done.
     
  9. L33

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Apr 2003

    Posts: 1,827

    have you tried del "C:\file.xxx" /F from a command line? (the /F switch means 'force'..)