You know what really bugs me about Windows XP? When you can’t get rid of a file. Right now I’ve got a file called msocust.dll in a folder labeled 31fb6abfaf5b464fbfd2 on one of my external hard drives and I can’t get rid of it. I can’t delete it. I get an error message that says access is denied. I tried getting rid of it with a little appliction called Gipo Move on boot that is supposed to delete it prior to boot and still that doesn’t work. I’ve googled msocust.dll and nothing comes up, nothing in web, nothing in groups.
First, what the hell is it? And second and more importantly why do files exist in Windows THAT I CANNOT KILL!
I really wish that Microsoft would come up with a command that says, yes, I know that you think that you are better and wiser than me and that me and my little tiny mind should not be allowed to play with a file like this, but what the hey, life’s short, I like to live on the edge. Let me delete this just one little one, how about it? Maybe after 14 or 15 warnings the system would just let down and let you delete it. How about that. As it stands now, the only way to get rid of this file is to reformat the external drive that it is on. A royal pain in the ass. And this is not the first time this has happened.
Can someone at Microsoft explain to me why you can’t come up with software that would allow me this capability?
Update: So far no one has been able to tell me what this file is but I am noticing that I am getting more and more Google searches for the file landing at my blog which is the only entry for this file at present under Google. Obviously others have encountered this file but I still have no clue as to what it is.
Update, #2: After following the instructions of my third comment on this post, (actually I right clicked on the folder though and instead of security went to properties and chose to share this file on the network and with all users of this PC) I was able to delete it. Muchas Gracias and thanks for the tip whoever you are anonymous third comment poster. Hopefully if others find this file via Google they can do the same thing.