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Cant delete rainmeter folder

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Devkibet
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Cant delete rainmeter folder

Post by Devkibet »

Hello,its reached a moment when the software can load anything anymore,its default illustro skin disappeared;i then decided to uninstall it then re-install it again,nothing changed.when i tried to delete the skins i was trying to create,they couldnt delete.when i uninstalled it again and deleted remaining files in documents folder,it couldnt dlt either,unlike appdata one,i have used the cmd sfc /scannow,no violations....am new here thanks
dvo
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Re: Cant delete rainmeter folder

Post by dvo »

strange... :? i let the experts handle it .. :lol: a lot of words but couldn't understand what your meaming..
if your removing things you have to close all files and folders and rainmeter to do so ...you should have full ownership for it.
if you see still the rainmeter logo on the right on the bottom in your taskbar it's still loaded...and won't remove the files or folders..
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Devkibet
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Re: Cant delete rainmeter folder

Post by Devkibet »

my problem is that right now,rainmeter isnt loading any skin,not even its default one.re installing it doesnt change anthing,deleting remnant files after uninstalling isnt succesful bcoz the file cant get deleted,specifically the one in C:\Users\name\Documents-what remains in here are all my skins only-
Devkibet
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Re: Cant delete rainmeter folder

Post by Devkibet »

in addition,when i click on it at start menu,notthing happens,as if no action was made by user.at control pannel/programms and features it shows me that rainmeter is installed,,,its so frustrating
mak_kawa
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Re: Cant delete rainmeter folder

Post by mak_kawa »

Hi Devkibet

What do you mean by "couldn't delete"? Permission denied? You couldn't delete it even with administrator privilege? If the Documents folder is your documents folder, you should have full ownership for it, strange as dvo said.

Or... isn't Rainmeter still running when you tried to delete the skin folder? Better to check with Task Manager.
dvo
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Re: Cant delete rainmeter folder

Post by dvo »

and if it's still installed but not running try to remove it with revo uninstaller to remove the reg strings... after that you should be able to install again..with out any problems... are you running win10 or ??? and you can try to run Malwarebytes if there is some bug inside of your system.
"couldn't delete" could be that rainmeter is running still of some folders or files are still open ....reboot and try again....but if your set on auto start
remove it with revo to...if you really know it has no auto start you should good and let revo remove it and delete all reg keys that he's showing you.

revo-uninstaller
https://www.revouninstaller.com/start-freeware-download/
take full controle in windows
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-take-ownership-files-and-folders-windows-10
take full controle tools :
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/easily-take-ownership-and-grant-full-control-permission-with-winownership/
malwarebytes
https://nl.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/thankyou/
Devkibet
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Re: Cant delete rainmeter folder

Post by Devkibet »

Yea,am on windows 10 pro,64 bit...about the 'couldnt delete' dlting by right clicking the documents rainmeter folder after selecting it doesnt do anything,it remains there,...am sure that its not running while i try to dlt it...in addition my skins folder that i had created: the config file doesnt open, a window saying invalid handle pops...
Ill try the software youve recommended,thakyou
Devkibet
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Re: Cant delete rainmeter folder

Post by Devkibet »

Its now working,no more crashes,however i notice that colours dont change, fonts remain black,background solid colours remain grey;when i try to use image,whole skin disappears,bars remain green-i am referring to skins i develop...how is this solved..
dvo
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Re: Cant delete rainmeter folder

Post by dvo »

what kind of skin are you talking about.....
Devkibet
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Re: Cant delete rainmeter folder

Post by Devkibet »

Ones i create myself,i thought colour should change as i configure them