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Windows 7: Can't rename, delete or move folder or file

21 Oct 2011   #1
NickyBromow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can't rename, delete or move folder or file

Since 2 days, in a certain folder, I cant rename, move or delete folders or files. Now, it has spread to my desktop as well. If I rename a folder, even a new folder, the name changes ''magically'' within seconds to restore to its previous name. If I move the folder or file, it comes back and if I delete it, it restores. I tried to make a system restore, even format (!), the problem persists. HELP?!


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21 Oct 2011   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

what are the properties of the folder?
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21 Oct 2011   #3
NickyBromow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

what exactly do you need to know in the properties?
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21 Oct 2011   #4
DMHolt57

 
 

Is the folder 'read only', is the folder a shortcut, do you own the folder?
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21 Oct 2011   #5
NickyBromow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

its read only and I cant change it. I own the folder. It is not a shortcut. And, as I said, now the problem has spread to the desktop as well.
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21 Oct 2011   #6
DMHolt57

 
 

If you hold down the shift key and right clik the file and select delete, it asks if you want to permanently delete the file, after clik OK, do you get an error message?
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21 Oct 2011   #7
NickyBromow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, the file is a system file, if you delete it, windows may not work correctly...
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21 Oct 2011   #8
DMHolt57

 
 

what is the file, and why do you want to remove it? You may have to kill the process that uses it or even boot into safe mode to remove it...
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21 Oct 2011   #9
NickyBromow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use the folder to rename my new mp3s and videos before I transfer them in my music and video folders. I have to be able to rename them. And now I cant even move them. Deleting them is not an issue.
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