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Windows 7: Folder deleting mystery


22 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Folder deleting mystery

Hello,

I'm having this really unusual problem. There is folder named Shredder on desktop, i can't delete it and i can't open it. I was trying with BT4 live cd and i didn't even saw it on my desktop through it, also tried bunch of different programs but still nothing. Is there any more suggestions how could i erase it?
btw. I tried from safe mode, and i couldn't delete it

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22 Oct 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Try booting into safe mode and delete it there.

**EDIT** I believe "shredder" is a utility for totally deleting files - like dept of defense standards.
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22 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Have this tried a program called Unlocker?

Are you logged in as a admin?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jataja View Post
Hello,

I'm having this really unusual problem. There is folder named Shredder on desktop, i can't delete it and i can't open it. I was trying with BT4 live cd and i didn't even saw it on my desktop through it, also tried bunch of different programs but still nothing. Is there any more suggestions how could i erase it?
btw. I tried from safe mode, and i couldn't delete it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I've tried all of that but nothing, by pressing right click on it i only have open and create shortcut, and of course i can't open it.
It's like he is there but he's not, i don't see him through cmd prompt also!
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22 Oct 2010   #5

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Oops, sorry. Missed that you tried safe mode. Now to try to do better.

One thought I have is there is a hidden file in the folder, which would prevent you from deleting it.

- make sure you have ownership of the folder

- open an elevated CMD prompt and remove any read only, system and hidden attributes.
ATTRIB -r -s -H /S /D C:\YourFolderPath\YourFolder\*.xxx
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22 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try booting into safe mode with command prompt, navigate to desktop folder, delete the problem folder.

Another option is to boot from the Windows 7 dvd, choose repair my computer, get into command prompt, then delete.

Also try taking ownership of the shredder folder.

Take Ownership Shortcut
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22 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Try booting into safe mode with command prompt, navigate to desktop folder, delete the problem folder.

Another option is to boot from the Windows 7 dvd, choose repair my computer, get into command prompt, then delete.

Also try taking ownership of the shredder folder.

Take Ownership Shortcut
Booting into safe mode it's same like normal windows, i got the message "File not found", same thing when i boot Windows 7 dvd.
The ownership doesn't helping me because i only have two options when i go right click, open and create shortcut.
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22 Oct 2010   #8

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Did you try the attrib command?
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22 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

yes, but same as always file not found
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