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How to Delete Windows Assembly

Updated February 21, 2017

Windows Assembly is a folder that stores .net assemblies. These are bits of data that are necessary for the proper functioning of various security permissions. Consequently, it is not recommended that you delete the Windows Assembly. In fact, most people do not want to delete the Windows Assembly, but rather they want to delete the configuration which makes viewing the Windows Assembly so difficult. You can do either.

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  1. Click on the "Start" menu, then "Run."

  2. Type "cmd" into the open box and click "OK." The Command Prompt window will open.

  3. Type the following into the Command Prompt window:

  4. "cd /d %windows%\assembly"

  5. Press "Enter."

  6. Type the following into the Command Prompt window:

  7. "attrib -r -h -s desktop.ini"

  8. Press "Enter."

  9. Type the following into the Command Prompt window:

  10. "ren desktop.ini desktop.bak"

  11. Press "Enter."

  12. Click on the "Start" menu.

  13. Click on "Search Files and Folders."

  14. Search for and delete the following file:

  15. "c:\windows\assembly"

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About the Author

Thomas King is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he served as managing editor of the "Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law." He currently lives in Aberdeen, Washington where he writes and practices law.

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