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Windows 7: Endless, Infinite, Never Ending folder... How to delete?!

14 Apr 2011   #21
noisyscanner

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

It crashes when I try to do disk cleanup on system files with "Disk Space Manager for Windows has stopped working".
That's when I run it as an administrator too.


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14 Apr 2011   #22
noisyscanner

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote:
I found a very interesting article over on MS Support that may be well worth looking at.
Tried that and it didn't work.
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14 Apr 2011   #23
Orbital Shark

 
 

Well the only other option I can think of (other than a clean install) would be a Repair Install which works as an In-Place Upgrade and should move all non-essential files/folder to a new Windows.old folder (including those that are in the current Windows.old folder). This will then allow you to run the Disk Cleanup app to remove the windows.old folder.
Tip   Tip
You may want to try renaming the Windows.old folder to another name so that the contents of it are also moved to the new windows.old folder. This will prevent a second .old folder being created
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14 Apr 2011   #24
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I had something like this happen when I first installed W7, after using takeownership on either Documents And Settings, or Application Data...I can't remember which. I ended up deleting the account and making a new one to rectify the problem.
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14 Apr 2011   #25
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Cross Linked

If the files are cross linked this may fix them. Boot to a dos prompt and enter chkdsk /f. The system may make you schedule it for the next boot. So you will have to reboot. Maybe not.
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14 Apr 2011   #26
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
If the files are cross linked this may fix them. Boot to a dos prompt and enter chkdsk /f. The system may make you schedule it for the next boot. So you will have to reboot. Maybe not.
Cross linked!! Why didn't I think of that? Good call
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14 Apr 2011   #27
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Been There

Seeker:
That happened to me in /Appdata dir. I navigated to the first what I considered copy of the directoy and deleted the rest of the ladder and everything came out fine. I also ran check disk to clean up the indexes.
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14 Apr 2011   #28
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Post #11

Oribital Shark

Post #11 was refering to cross linking.
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14 Apr 2011   #29
Orbital Shark

 
 

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14 Apr 2011   #30
noisyscanner

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Crosslinking? Please explain!
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