Cant delete a empty folder

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by tbird, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. tbird

    tbird Guest

    i recently installed windows xp sp1, it created a temporary folders and now i cant delete it

    i am using ntfs, logged as administrator

    there is nothing in the folder, but i cant access it

    it is always marked as read-only

  2. Easy!

    Go into safe mode and delete it. The reason you can not delete it is that it is in use by windows.
  3. tbird

    tbird Guest

    tried, even in safe mode with command prompt i cant delete

    what a f***
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Try this. Notice the last line>

    Deleting files - Access Denied Error

    Explorer.exe in XP has a bad habit of wanting to hang on to files, even when you have finished using them - therefore when you try to delete the file, XP will say "Access Denied".
    This error occurs more often when working with media files - mp3, avi, mpeg etc.
    Close all open applications.
    Open a command prompt and navigate to the directory with the offending files.
    Then open the Task Manager and click on the Processes tab. select "explorer.exe" under Image Name. Click "End Process".
    That will leave you with only the command prompt and the task manager running.
    Now at the Command Prompt, its time to delete the file(s). Using the DEL command. Example c:>\movies\DEL movie.avi
    Now the files are deleted, go to the task manager and click on the Applications tab. Click the "New Task" button. in the dialog, type explorer.exe and click OK.

    For folders the command is 'rd'.

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