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Windows 7: HELP Me delete this Folder Please

04 Sep 2012   #11
soundesciple

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
When you did the 2nd fresh installation, was the disk with the original installation still connected to the motherboard?
No. the new disk is an SSD so I removed all other drives before installing


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04 Sep 2012   #12
soundesciple

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonathanv View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevepixley View Post
well, it can be a virus. Some of the boot sector viruses behave like that. Boot sector viruses are very strong and not easy to detect. If it is a virus, you need to format your hard-disk completely.
then reinstall windows 7.

download, install and run full scan with malwarebytes.
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04 Sep 2012   #13
soundesciple

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Any more ideas, before i have to move 600gb of data off the disk before re- formatting it?
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04 Sep 2012   #14
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I think that folder is part of your previous installation. before we try to delete it, can you confirm that if you disconnect that drive, that your computer still boots up and operates normally?
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04 Sep 2012   #15
soundesciple

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok cheers Golden, I am at work now, I will try that soon as i get home.
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04 Sep 2012   #16
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

OK. If it does, you can delete that folder safely - this was what I was wanting to check.

To delete it, there are a few options. Try this first :

1. Right-click on the folder, click Properties.
2. Now click the Security tab. Click the Edit button.
3. Select your user account name and then place a tick in Full Control.
4. Click Apply and OK to close the panel.

Now see if you can delete the folder. If not, post back and I'm sure someone will have an alternate suggestion.
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04 Sep 2012   #17
soundesciple

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post

To delete it, there are a few options. Try this first :

1. Right-click on the folder, click Properties.
2. Now click the Security tab. Click the Edit button.
3. Select your user account name and then place a tick in Full Control.
4. Click Apply and OK to close the panel.

Now see if you can delete the folder. If not, post back and I'm sure someone will have an alternate suggestion.
I think I have already tried this option and got an error pop up message, can't remember exactly what it said. I will post a screen shot later.
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04 Sep 2012   #18
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Someone started a thread and posted a snapshot of similar folders (dot net). I also had them a few months back, more than likely Windows Update remnants. I removed them, but it was a hassle because of elevated permissions control embedded in a few of the files in the folders. I have not encountered any belated harm from their removal.
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04 Sep 2012   #19
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

A couple ideas:

- While it's not exactly something everyone has on hand (although hey, who does not have a friend with a mac nowadays?), what about using a non-windows computer like a mac or a linux live-cd/USB on your computer to delete such files.

Any non-windows OS isn't treating those folders and files as his precious treasure like windows OSs do.
For them, they are all the same businness. I already used my trusty Puppy linux USB to replace some OS files that were not accessible otherwise (and were causing issues), and it's a breeze after you figure out how its filemanager interface works .

-I had some longish-named undeletable files into folders and windows refused to delete them, a disk check found them as filesistem errors and removed them (It ran after a defrag I did for completely unrelated reasons).
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04 Sep 2012   #20
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This may have to do with a driver that was downloaded.
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