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Windows 7: Internet Explorer 9 - Favorites snag

28 Apr 2012   #21
kwil

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi fellas...thanks again for all your patience.
Ran Check Disk...didn't remove the folder.
IE9 was pre-installed, so deletion is not on.
I'm just sick of this now...clearly even the best brains at Seven Forums can't crack it
Put it in the 'UNSOLVED' bin...
Regards


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28 Apr 2012   #22
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I take it you did try deleting after running checkdisk, right?
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29 Apr 2012   #23
kwil

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Right....thanks anyway...
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29 Apr 2012   #24
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wonder if you could delete it by uninstalling IE? You would lose your customizations and save your favorites to another location for backup. Then try to delete it, then reinstall.
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29 Apr 2012   #25
kwil

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi sibbil...No can do...see above. My version of IE9 was pre-installed...
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29 Apr 2012   #26
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe you could run a search for that folder name using Process Explorer to see if something's referencing it?
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29 Apr 2012   #27
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

OK, willing to try something else? This thread has several different methods. See if you can use the method to find the 803 file name and delete it that way.

Cannot delete folder from desktop... 'Item not found' - Vista Help

Have you tried LockHunter (D/L the x64 version)?

LockHunter is a free 64/32 bit tool to delete files blocked by any processes

Post a screenshot of the exact error you get when trying to delete if no fix.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

A Guy
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29 Apr 2012   #28
kwil

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Guy...well..blow me down with a feather!
Took the advice on 803:

To solve, follow these steps:
1. Open up a command prompt (run cmd.exe from the Start Menu).
2. Navigate to the folder that the object resides in.
3. Run "dir /a /x /p" to display the contents of the folder, including
hidden files (/a) and 8.3 filenames (/x).
4. Find the 8.3 filename of the object to the left of the regular,
long filename.
5. Run "ren <8.3 name>" to rename the object, "del <8.3 name>" to
delete it if it's a file and "rd /s <8.3 name>" to delete it if it's a
folder.
Note: If renaming to a long filename, make sure to enclose the long
filename in quotations. If that fails, temporarily rename it to an 8.3
name and then rename it to what you want outside of the command
prompt.

I couldn't get 'into' Favorites to see the offending folder.
The '803' name for Favorites was 'FAVORI~1'
So I decided to try to remove the whole of Favorites
C:\Users\My Name\ rd s/ FAVORI~1
Are you sure?...oh YES!
Favorites including THAT folder all gone!
Then I simply went into Users\My Name\New>folder>named it 'Favorites'.
Now all I have to do is add a website as and when....

Many thanks, Guy, and all others for all your input.
Hope the above solution will be of help to others goin' nuts about deletion etc

Regards
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29 Apr 2012   #29
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Well, I am glad. I wasn't going to be able to give up unless you did 1st Glad to see you got it, by hook or by crook! Glad we could help. A Guy
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29 Apr 2012   #30
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

A Guy, you are a gem.

kwil, I'm glad you got it whupped!
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