What is ‘\Program Files\XEROX\NWWIA’, and how do I get rid of it?
OK, this is one of the weirdest situations I’ve seen come up in a
The short answer is that it does appear to be something related to “Windows
Image Acquisition”, which is a common component of Windows. Why it shows up
empty, and why it remains protected by the operating system is as best we can
tell, a mystery.
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For what it’s worth, it benign. It’s on lots of systems, including my
Using SysInternals Process Explorer I was able to
tell that the windows logon process has the directory open. But I was able to
find no reference to it in the registry. And apparently when
you do manage to delete it, the system file protection service dutifully
There’s a long thread on the subject out at the Annoyances.org discussion
forum titled Deleting Ghost/Empty Directories that has
many theories and a couple of ways to delete it, if that’s really important to