Article ID: 174925
The "Downloaded Program Files" folder contains functionality that enables you to easily uninstall ActiveX controls. When this folder is deleted, a new "Downloaded Program Files" folder is created the next time Internet Explorer downloads new program files. However, the newly created folder does not contain the functionality to easily uninstall ActiveX controls. This article describes how to restore this functionality to the new folder.
To restore the ability to easily uninstall ActiveX controls, follow these steps:
Controls that were deleted with the original folder are listed with a status of Damaged. These controls should be removed because the associated files have already been deleted.
For information about ActiveX and how to removed ActiveX controls, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Article ID: 174925 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 5.0
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