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Windows 7: cannot delete folder (even safe mode)

14 May 2009   #1
TheUnseen

 
 
cannot delete folder (even safe mode)

Strange issue. In my downloads folder, I had one folder of icons from an unziped zip file (clean of antivirus or spyware). Strange enough, I now cannot delete the actual folder and sub-folders! I even replicated this in safe mode too. I am on an admin account as well and have full permissions "all" on the folder.


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14 May 2009   #2
ZoeButton55

Vista
 
 

You can have a try to restart your computer? and then to delete them.

If that still doesn't work, try file shredder tools in Glary Utilities (free). But please note, once files are deleted by file shredder, they are unrecoverable. So, make sure those files you want to delete are indeed invalid and unused.
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14 May 2009   #3
TheUnseen

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZoeButton55 View Post
You can have a try to restart your computer? and then to delete them.

If that still doesn't work, try file shredder tools in Glary Utilities (free). But please note, once files are deleted by file shredder, they are unrecoverable. So, make sure those files you want to delete are indeed invalid and unused.
You can't be serious? Did you read my post?
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I even replicated this in safe mode too
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14 May 2009   #4
cartel

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Try using 7zip to open the folder and delete stuff.
Works good for finding leftover stuff that didn't get deleted in the recycle bin.
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12 Nov 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Just follow this great tut
Folder - Delete from Command Prompt
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