Windows – Cannot remove entry in HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\bam\State\UserSettings\

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In the Windows registry I find two entries in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\bam\State\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-… (my user account) pointing to files in \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Users\\Downloads\ that have been deleted.

Even after I purge the trash folder and reboot Windows I'm still unable to remove these entries from the registry using regedit.

What are these entries for and how can I delete them?

Best Answer

  • I still dont know what these Services\bam\State\UserSettings are good for. However I found out how to get rid of the entry.

    With a right mouse click on the key I've been able to change the permission settings. After this I've been able to remove the wrong data entry.

    I could do so, because the entry was in releation to an old install executable for a program that has properly been uninstalled and is no longer used. The file has been deleted some time a go and is no longer used.