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Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

I agree. I've been trying to rid this icon to no avail. I've even uninstalled McAfee but still no luck deleting.

Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

Exactly, me too! very frustrating. I even tried hiding the icon in a folder but next time I rebooted the folder was still there AND a new icon. Now I just uninstalled McAfee completely, the icon was thankfully gone, but the folder I hid the old icon in is still there and can't be deleted. I guess I'm just stuck with that folder forever. I've tried everything. that is complete BS!

Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

That's BS there should be a way to delete it if we don't want it..

Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

I was trying to find a solution for this also. I've been using TP for a number of years, and just changed my Laptop, now this Icon appears where I don't want it, and I don't even use that feature!

A solution seems to be to run the following in a CMD window under Administrator. I suspect you'd have to run this every time they update their software. I guess you could stop this for now until they Fix it properly. On refreshing your 'Devices and Drivers' Folder the vault does vanish.

Run CMD as Admin:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\McAfee\Installer\mcinst.exe" /uninstall /longpath "C:\Program Files\McAfee\MAT\matmain.inf"

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Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

Its sad that they didn't fixed this yet and that they don't listen to their customers. I thought someone from McAfee would still give us some feedback in this thread, but I guess right now are too busy splitting company into two separate entities.

Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

To solve the problem of icon

First of all go to control panel then uninstall/change a program then as an administrator click yes .

Then mcafee wizard will open then choose file lock check box among the three options then click ok , as given . 

At last restart your PC and the problem is solved . Trust me it really worked with uninstalling mcafee.

I was facing same problem too

 

 

 

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Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

Thank you. Works a dream for my sanity.
How could they get this simple but annoying thing SO wrong?...
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Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

I've tired that but there is no "Then mcafee wizard will open then choose file lock check box among the three options then click ok , as given . "
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Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

Only just realised this remark did not follow on from the parent comment that i was referring:

posted the.....
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\McAfee\Installer\mcinst.exe" /uninstall /longpath "C:\Program Files\McAfee\MAT\matmain.inf"

It is this solution that worked for me. I did find the usually on reboots or app updates they would reappear so i set a schedule to run the batch file on reboot and works a dream. I can always run manually if required.
Thanks again 'CheshirePete'
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Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

ilukeberry, have you given CheshirePete's solution a try?
Run CMD as Admin:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\McAfee\Installer\mcinst.exe" /uninstall /longpath "C:\Program Files\McAfee\MAT\matmain.inf"

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