Briefcase - how do i get rid of it!!

  RickB 08:05 07 Jun 2005

I've set up a Briefcase on my laptop (running XP2 SP2). I find I have now finished with some files and so delete them. But Update keeps trying to bring them back! Then if i try to delete the Briefcase and start again, it tells me it is still open and can't be deleted.

So how do I close it?

I'm confused!


  Graham ® 09:11 07 Jun 2005

Windows does not allow you to uninstall Briefcase:

click here

  Micro-Man 13:20 07 Jun 2005

Just delete it! To get a new one, just right click the desktop and select New and Briefcase is you ever need it again.

  iambeavis 13:34 07 Jun 2005

If you want to get rid of Briefcase permanently - run > regedit > HK_Classes Root scroll down to briefcase and delete (Don't forget to back-up the entry in case you ever want to install it again). Go to C:\Windows\System32 and remove Syncapp.exe (Move it to a new folder and save it just in case etc.).

  Micro-Man 15:41 07 Jun 2005

sorry, I misread your posting and see you've already tried to delete it. Try restarting in safe mode, (keep tapping F8 on boot up) and retry deleting briefcase.

  RickB 19:25 07 Jun 2005

Thanks guys - starting up in Safe Mode allowed me to delete it so I can start again. Nice tip. Thanks for the idea of RegEdit but that whole area scares me to death!!

Great help as always!!


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