1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 7
       08 Sep 2015 #1

    Unwanted folders in control panel


    Hello,

    After upgrading to Win 10 I noticed three old folders that are unusable, which are circled in the below picture
    how can I get ride of them?

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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,951
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       08 Sep 2015 #2

    Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 folder and search for *.cpl then delete the unwanted items.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 7
       08 Sep 2015 #3

    The three folders cpl files are not available
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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,951
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       08 Sep 2015 #4

    Please open the Admin command prompt and run:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
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  5. Joined : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 3,058
    EL Capitan
       08 Sep 2015 #5

    Those should not be folders, they should be the shortcuts. Sounds like something happened during the upgrade. If you are coming from 7 to 10, this is an odd one that no one has posted it happening to them. Were the shortcuts originally there in Windows 7?

    Also was the machine infection clean and all updates installed?
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 7
       08 Sep 2015 #6

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Please open the Admin command prompt and run:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

    the operation completed successfully
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 7
       08 Sep 2015 #7

    bro67 said: View Post
    Those should not be folders, they should be the shortcuts. Sounds like something happened during the upgrade. If you are coming from 7 to 10, this is an odd one that no one has posted it happening to them. Were the shortcuts originally there in Windows 7?

    Also was the machine infection clean and all updates installed?
    yes it was clean before and after the upgrade
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  8. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,951
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       08 Sep 2015 #8

    If the 3 folders above were not listed as .cpl files. Chances they were created as namespaces. Run CCleaner to see if it can clean up those entries in the registry.

    EDIT: If CCleaner cannot clean those entries. Open the registry and navigate to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace
    Go thru the list to see if you can Identify them and delete.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 08 Sep 2015 at 05:46.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 7
       08 Sep 2015 #9

    topgundcp said: View Post
    If the 3 folders above were not listed as .cpl files. Chances they were created as namespaces. Run CCleaner to see if it can clean up those entries in the registry.

    EDIT: If CCleaner cannot clean those entries. Open the registry and navigate to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace
    Go thru the list to see if you can Identify them and delete.
    this what I get when I am trying to delete the registry key " Unable to delete all specified values"
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