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Windows 7: Folder deleting mystery

22 Oct 2010   #1
jataja

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
Lemur

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
Fayla

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
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22 Oct 2010   #4
jataja

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
Lemur

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
Bill2

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 win7 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
jataja

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 win7 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 win7 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
Lemur

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
jataja

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

yes, but same as always file not found
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