deleting a folder that wont delete...?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by xdxdayx, Dec 17, 2001.

  1. xdxdayx

    xdxdayx Guest

    i am tryin to delete an empty is not hidden nor a system file or anything like that.

    when i delete it, a dialog come up that says:

    cannot read from source file or disc

    is there a way tio get rid of this file?
    thanks in advance!
  2. zman

    zman Guest

    try from DOS

    RMDIR "name"


    DEL "name"

    if that dont work remove windows file protection using

    setsfc , i think waddy put it in the downoads section

    go to downloads and type setsfc in the search box
  3. xdxdayx

    xdxdayx Guest

    i didnt work, ive tried doin a scan disk, tried usin the command line , tried the command line in safe mode.

    nothing seems to work.
    thank you for youur help!
    hopefully ill figure it out.
  4. St0n3H3ng3

    St0n3H3ng3 Guest

    This might sound stupid, but have you tried rebooting? I don't know if it does this in XP, but I know NT does this. If you accessed the folder before trying to delete it, it won't allow you to delete it, because NT seems to believe your still using something in it. A reboot usually fixes that.
  5. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    If you have Norton Avti-Virus, add the file to the quarintine and then delete it from the quarintine window. Even if the file is not a virus, this process will still delete any stubborn file

  6. broly

    broly Guest

    the folder doesnt seem to want to get off the disk

    rule of thumb: you can't always remove porn folders hehehe lol

    it happened to me, my porn folders cant be erased
    so i porned it all i can... hehehehe porn porn porn porn porn