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Windows 7: Cant delete pesky folder...aarrgghh

31 Jan 2012   #1
John65

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Cant delete pesky folder...aarrgghh

Hi im new to the forum and i cant seem to delete a folder on my desktop...and if i move it it pops back up on the desktop in the same place....I merged two folders of the same name and i think this may be the root of the problem....any help would be appreciated....Thanks ..John


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31 Jan 2012   #2
dwarfer66

 

if i cant delete or move a file/folder i use a free program called unlocker. try that
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31 Jan 2012   #3
John65

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

I did and it said it was not being used by any program....i just turned the read only function off and it restored to the desktop again.....
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31 Jan 2012   #4
dwarfer66

 

just choose the delete option, it may require you to reboot to complete the action.
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31 Jan 2012   #5
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

It might be pertinant to know what the folder is called and from where it came.
Some system folders, inclucing junctions cannot be deleted and incidentally should not be.
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31 Jan 2012   #6
ReviverSoft

Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64
 
 

You could give the free version of this program a try.
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31 Jan 2012   #7
John65

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Its actually a folder i created and i scanned some pdf,s into it, then i dragged and dropped it to another folder and some how i merged the new folder with the other folder of the same name and now i cant get rid of the shell folder..its not a system file or one of any importance...The same problem happened once before and i used it for other documents in fact its still on my desktop.....
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31 Jan 2012   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

See the link for MalwarBytes in my sig. Download it and it has a feature called File Assassin which should delete this pesky file for you. Find it under the More Tools tab.
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31 Jan 2012   #9
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Go into safe mode and delete the files inside the folder, then delete the folder. Reboot
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31 Jan 2012   #10
John65

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Well i tries anti malware bytes and it didnt recognize the folder in question.....and i ran a full system scan with the same tool but turned up nothing...the folder in question is empty and ill try to delete it in safe mode......ill keep ya guys posted...Thanks...
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