winlogon has handle to program folders that don't exist

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Applications' started by Spurry, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. Spurry

    Spurry Guest

    Hi,

    I have directories in my program folder (eg c:\program
    files) from non-installed Windows programs such as
    "microsoft frontpage", "Outlook Express" (even though I've
    uninstalled it via the Change or Add/Remove Window
    Components option), and "netmeeting".
    None of these folders actually have any files or or
    installed yet winlogon.exe has a handle to their
    directories which ensures that I can't delete them. I
    checked this using ProcessExplorer.exe from www.
    sysinternals.com
    Apart from wanting to know why on earth an OS related
    process enforces handles to uninstalled, irrelevant
    applications :) More importantly, how can I get rid of
    those directories. I want my program files directory to be
    clean and I've got it well structured apart from this mess.
    Please help.
     
    Spurry, Oct 5, 2004
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