Deleting SecuROM (and other tricky) Files

When I rebuilt my computer recently, I copied over my old users directory, including AppData. Inside there was a directory for SecuROM that included 2 files that won’t delete via the Recycle Bin. This is because SecuROM is anti-consumer and thinks that punishing customers is the way to gain their loyalty. However, because this is a computer, anything that can be done can be undone with the proper tools.

You’ll need your trusty command prompt for this. Once you have one open, the magic command to delete undeletable SecuROM (or other) files is:

del /S /Q /F “C:\Users\<your_username>\AppData\Roaming\SecuROM\”

Ensure the path is enclosed in quotes if it contains any spaces. That should do it! You can then delete the directory normally.

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