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Windows 7: "Ghost" folder - will not remove after deletion


18 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
"Ghost" folder - will not remove after deletion

Hello.

I created a certain folder for animation purposes and now want to delete it.
I did so, but the folder refused to delete [even after dragging to recycle bin, and right clicking and selecting delete].

- I restarted the computer and it's still there.
- I tried to rename it, and Windows 7 says that the folder does not exist on the desktop. There's no other place I saved/moved it to.
- I tried to create a folder with the same name. It did, but the "ghost folder" is still there.
- I uninstalled the program that I used to make the folder. No luck.
- I can still use the folder like any other folder, but it makes a copy of itself somewhere else on my desktop.

It's becoming increasingly frustrating... how can I remove it for good?


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18 Jul 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sekoron,

You might see if you may be able to use the free program Unlocker to delete it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Sekoron,

You might see if you may be able to use the free program Unlocker to delete it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Oh my goodness, thank you so much!
It worked perfectly.
I'll lock this thread after I restart my computer tomorrow.
Thanks again!!
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18 Jul 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that it's gone now.
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