# Possible to remove a file within regedit ?

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

1. Kerplunk

# 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

# 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....

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

# Location: Bournemouth tbh

Neither work.

Any other suggestions. ?

4. RobH

# 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

# Location: Bournemouth tbh

Thanks but as my original question, how do I access My Doc from regedit?

6. Pyrosoft

# 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

That said...I'd be tempted to agree with marc2003's first comment...

Last edited: 5 Jun 2006
7. dirtydog

# 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

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

8. Pyrosoft

# 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

# Posts: 1,827

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