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I have an undeletable folder! Help!

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TBone

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#1
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:
 
H

Herkalees

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#3
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 :)
 
T

TBone

Guest
#7
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
 
P

PseudoKiller

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#12
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
 
T

TBone

Guest
#14
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
 
P

PseudoKiller

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#17
dammit... i am dying to know why this folder wont delete... format and reinstall... no, only kidding
 

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
#18
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.
 
J

Jmtyra

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#19
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! :)
 
T

TBone

Guest
#20
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
 

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