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Cant delete an empty directories?

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greenze

Guest
#1
The directory contains no files ....error message

"error deleting files or folder
cannot delete file:cannot read from soure file or disk"

Anyone knows what wrong ?
 

2z

OSNN Gamer
#2
:confused:
try this
reboot ctrl alt del bring up your task manager & in the process tab right click on explorer.exe & end process - hit the application tab - new task - & browse to the folder using task manager - now try & delete from within that window that should do the trick - to get your explorer back - new task & type explorer OK
;)
 
G

greenze

Guest
#3
Still cannot be remove ...error message :
"error deleting file or folder
cannot remove folder translation : cannot find the specified file
make sure you specify the correct path and filename"

or the same error message previously ...anyone can help
 
A

allan

Guest
#6
Isn't anybody going to ask?

greenze - what's the name of the folder please? And what are its attributes?
 

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
#7
We all have to remember we are talking about folders here. Very stubborn folders. To get rid of them you have to use a prompt window & the rd (remove directory command).

Open a prompt & navigate to the offending directory (folder) then open task manager\processes & end explorer.exe. Now go to prompt windows & use the rd command not the del one. Restart explorer in task manager\applications\new task by typing explorer.exe. That should get rid of it if not try safemode or rebooting to a C:\propmt. ;)
 
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robin.munro

Guest
#8
I had that once....

You can even make a direstory right beside it with the same name and windows doesn't complain.

Attribute wise, I'll bet it has none when you click on properties!

I just hid to cos I tried everything and nothing worked!
 
G

greenze

Guest
#9
directory been removed!!! Just follow the method ;

go to command prompt , just type rd /s /q [dir]..Make sure [dir] is in full path e.g c:\games.......thx for all the help
 

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