Regina Spektor refuses to leave. in Windows Posted October 2, 2017 53 minutes ago, Votivee said: Pretty sure I used unlocker to get rid of it: https://www.iobit.com/en/iobit-unlocker.php Turns out I already had this installed from the last time I tried to fix it. Nadda 38 minutes ago, mariushm said: "\\?\" is a special character combination that tells Windows that the path may have weird unicode characters .Three backslashes and a bloody question mark...That made all the difference. Regina has left the building, thank you. 1 hour ago, Ryan_Vickers said: Boot up Linux on a live USB and delete it. I've done this many times in the past when Windows has been incapable of comprehending a path, such as one with a colon in the name. I promise 100% it will work (unless your filesystem is really messed up, in which case I'd advise backing up everything and doing a format, but I have never seen this fail before). I'll try this if I ever get a more stubborn tenant than Regina.