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    Quote Originally Posted by blanco View Post
    Quote: "That sounds like a duplicate - an old profile...........remove it."
    Wish I knew how to get rid of it I'm sure that would solve the issue but
    I have tried deleting the folder and subfolders via context menu a few
    times without success. It causes Windows Explorer to crash and has to
    be restarted
    . How else can I nuke it?
    1st thing I'd do is make a complete backup image of your Computer as it is right now, so it can be put back if required.

    Got a feeling that the Disregard folder is actually doing something - Reason (in bold in the Quote) Could be wrong, But that's why I suggested a Image of your system first.

    You can try starting in safe mode and see if it deletes OR ( kind of hesitant to even suggest this) so WARNING don't blame me if it all turns to custard. Do it at YOUR own risk.

    You can try https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Fr...lete.On.Reboot
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    Thanks Wainui. I do full backup incl sys image to ext drive every weekend using Macrium.
    Have downloaded 'Delete On Reboot' and will run it tomorrow. I just can't think what that 'Disregard'
    folder is and how it got there, just know its problematic. Will come back and report result. thanks for link.

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    You mentioned that you did a fresh re-install, maybe it is the remains of your last operating system before the upgrade, 12 Gig sounds about right for the o/s without personal files.
    It's not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable. The hundred-times-refuted theory of "free will" owes its persistence to this charm alone; some one is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it - Friedrich Nietzsche

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    No progress made. Cannot delete that rogue folder in 'Safe Mode' nor with the 'Delete on Boot' prog
    which does work on other folders. Thoroughly removed all items relating to Lexmark, cleaned up with
    Ccleaner, WinOptimizer, Smart Defrag etc and rebooted.
    Tried fresh installs of the Lexmark software package from CD and a download but no difference made.
    Tried again with antivirus prog and Win Defender turned Off - no joy.
    Will just use it with the current limitations for now but will search further for a resolution and if successful
    will come back and lket you know. Meantime, Thanks for replies, Blanco

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    I hope you have a backup.

    You should try taking ownership of the folder and sub-folders then delete it.

    Try this link first:

    https://www.laptopmag.com/au/article...-file-explorer

    OR:

    How to Take Ownership of Files and Folders in Windows

    Right-click the object and choose “Properties.”
    In the Properties window, on the “Security” tab, click “Advanced.”
    Next to the listed Owner, click the “Change” link.
    Type your user account name into the “Enter the object name to select” box and then click “Check Names.”
    When the name is validated, click “OK.”

    From this search:

    https://www.google.com/search?client...+of+the+folder
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    Going round in circles with the Permissions process, getting access denied popups etc.
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    I've spent too much time on this problem so I think I'll give it a rest for a while. Thanks.

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    Just curious, the "Disregard folder " folder, is that a hidden folder. If the computer is crashing when you try to delete it, then the system is using it still.

    Since Delete on reboot wont move it to me that's saying its a System folder somehow still in use.

    When the OS was reinstalled, did you wipe the drive completely clean or install over the original install ?

    There is one way to defiantly get rid of it, BUT like before Who knows what will happen, So as per previous post - "WARNING don't blame me if it all turns to custard. "

    What you do is boot the computer from a Linux CD/DVD, navigate to the folder on the C Drive and delete it, then reboot back in windows.

    Had to do that a few times when programs like Avast/AVG or Trend bugger-up and cant be removed normally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    What you do is boot the computer from a Linux CD/DVD, navigate to the folder on the C Drive and delete it, then reboot back in windows.
    Yes, or boot from another user which will work if it's just tied to your profile.
    Ex-pctek

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    Wainui; It was a new hard drive with fresh win install. Thanks, see below.

    Piroska: You are a darling. As you suggested, created a 2nd user account
    and logged in with that. Selected all the hitherto non functioning elements
    of my printer and all worked perfectly well. That will do for me - Chuffed.
    Now I can get on with some print tasks - Great!
    Still bewildered by that obstinate folder but thanks to this forum again I am
    back on the road again. By the way, what has happened with Speedy?
    Long time no see his activity

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    Sylvester the Cat finally caught him.
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