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Windows 7: Cannot remove folder.

18 Oct 2011   #1

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Cannot remove folder.

Hi all,

Here's the deal:

Using Windows 7 64 bit.
I have a folder that I cannot remove even in command. The folder contains another folder in it which I think is the issue.

it looks like this:

e:\Work\ghost folder\nuke

I can rename ghost folder but cant delete it. I cannot rename or delete the nuke folder. Both folders are empty.

please help

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18 Oct 2011   #2
BBK

Windows 7 Home Edition x64
 
 

Nice freeware at link below:

Quote:
Often when we try to delete a file or folder in Windows, we see annoying messages such as "Cannot delete file: Access is denied;" "Cannot delete folder: It is being used by another person or program" "There has been a sharing violation;" "The source or destination file may be in use;" "The file is in use by another program or user;" "Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use;" or "Cannot read from the source file or disk." This is usually because the file or folder is in use by another program or user. IObit Unlocker is an ideal tool for such situations. It releases the file or folder that's in use by other programs and allows you to quickly remove or modify it.
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19 Oct 2011   #3

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

thanks, but that didnt work.

I dont get any error messages when I try to delete, nothing happens at all, it just stays there.
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19 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try booting into safe mode and see if that allows it to be deleted. If that worked then on normal boot check to see if has been recreated.
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19 Oct 2011   #5

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Try the free program Unlocker - it solves most of the problems with "undeletable " files
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19 Oct 2011   #6

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

awesome.

the unlocked killed it yeah!
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19 Oct 2011   #7

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

You just got rid of your hidden Restore partition...

I hope you took the time to create the Restore CD.
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19 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patio View Post
You just got rid of your hidden Restore partition...

I hope you took the time to create the Restore CD.
Um, he deleted a folder...not a partition.
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19 Oct 2011   #9

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

and that folder wasnt even on the c: drive.....it was on a secondary work drive.
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19 Oct 2011   #10
BBK

Windows 7 Home Edition x64
 
 

How about locating the file through command prompt and using the DEL command to delete files or the RMDIR command to remove directories (folders).
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