I have an undeletable folder! Help!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by TBone, Dec 30, 2002.

  1. TBone

    TBone Guest

    Alright, I am not new to computers, but this has left my stumped and frusturated. I can move the folder, put things in it, take things out of it, but I can't delete it. I have used special software, tried to delete it in DOS, and just about everything else I can think of, but I cannot delete the folder.

    Any ideas?

    If you think it's a virus, I have Kaspersky Anti-Virus and 2 seperate trojan scanners, and I rarely download from a non-trusted source.

    Thanks in advance,

    T Bone:huh:
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    What folder is it?
     
  3. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    Is deleting it in DOS as effective as deleting it in Safe Mode? I assume you've tried this, but since it wasn't listed, I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.

    Good luck with a resolution :)
     
  4. Iceman

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    yep, give safe mode a chance, it might get rid of it,

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  5. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    whats the name of the folder???
     
  6. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    whats the folder name and what operating system are you running... ??
     
  7. TBone

    TBone Guest

    Windows XP Professional w/ SP1 (Here is screenshot with foldername) there is actually more than one I can't delete, but it is an identical problem.



    Thanks in advance,

    T Bone
     
  8. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    boot up in safe mode and get rid of it

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  9. TBone

    TBone Guest

    Just tried that, no luck...

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    Anyone other ideas + thanks in advance,

    T Bone
     
  10. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    is there anything in the folder?? delete the files in there first, then delete the folder

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  11. TBone

    TBone Guest

    It's totally empty, but look at this, when I went to properties, it has none....

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  12. PseudoKiller

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    try this... shut down your computer... trun it completely off then wait a few seconds and turn it back on... it should be gone. try it
     
  13. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    I wouldn't worry about it dude, just leave it

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  14. TBone

    TBone Guest

    Killer, tried that too, yah I think I'm gonna agree with Ice, it's not to big of a deal, I was just wondering if anyone knew something I didn't, guess its just a fluke, well thanks for all your tips...

    T Bone
     
  15. PseudoKiller

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    another question... are you showing all the files including hidden ones ??
     
  16. TBone

    TBone Guest

    Yup, exaclty like your picture.
     
  17. PseudoKiller

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    dammit... i am dying to know why this folder wont delete... format and reinstall... no, only kidding
     
  18. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    In windows open a prompt window (dos) then navigate to where the folder is. Now open task manager\processes & close 'explorer'. Leave task manager open. Now back to the prompt window & type rd (name of folder.) Press enter. Go to task manager\applications & start explorer again. It should now be gone.
     
  19. Jmtyra

    Jmtyra Guest

    Also, try running a good scandisk/chkdsk on your box--set it up to run the next time you boot.

    Normally, if you get that error message (in my experience), then its already gone, but that window view is not refreshed.

    If you have rebooted and still show something there that is not, then you may have HD errors--structural, not necessarily physical.

    Have a run at it let us know, thanks! :)
     
  20. TBone

    TBone Guest

    Tried both of those, no luck.

    I used Scan Disk by right clicking on my hard drive and going to Properties and then Tools and then checking for errors is that correct?

    If so, it found no problems, and... didn't work.

    T Bone