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Restoring Functionality to the Downloaded Program Files Folder

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The "Downloaded Program Files" folder contains functionality that enablesyou to easily uninstall ActiveX controls. When this folder is deleted, anew "Downloaded Program Files" folder is created the next time InternetExplorer downloads new program files. However, the newly created folderdoes not contain the functionality to easily uninstall ActiveX controls.This article describes how to restore this functionality to the newfolder.
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To restore the ability to easily uninstall ActiveX controls, follow thesesteps:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click MS-DOS Prompt.
  2. Type cd\, and then press ENTER.
  3. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    cd <windows>\system
    where <windows> is the folder in which Windows is installed.
  4. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    regsvr32 /i occache.dll
  5. Type exit, and then press ENTER to return to Windows
6 Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, and then click OK.

Controls that were deleted with the original folder are listed with astatus of Damaged. These controls should be removed because the associatedfiles have already been deleted.

For information about ActiveX and how to removed ActiveX controls, pleasesee the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
154544Description of ActiveX technologies

154850 How to remove an ActiveX control in Windows
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Article ID: 174925 - Last Review: 06/22/2014 18:32:00 - Revision: 5.0

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