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Windows 7: Can't delete directory on external hard drive

30 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 
Can't delete directory on external hard drive

I have an external 1 TB hard drive. Its usually connected to an XP machine, but I can move it to a Win 7 machine. I am unable to delete a directory. I got a hint to try using the CMD window. The top of the dir list is: K:\ dir /X Volume in drive K is 1TB HD Volume Serial Number is 4C4B-7197 Directory of K:\ 02/19/2012 05:24 PM C48751~1 c4875175e0c4f6a4c9b824264d 03/30/2012 08:31 AM ENTERT~1 Entertainment I tried deleting the first directory using both long and short name. It won't go away. Any ideas?

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30 Sep 2012   #2

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What error message do you get when trying to delete folder K:\c4875175e0c4f6a4c9b824264d in windows explorer?
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30 Sep 2012   #3

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

It is probably an ownership issue.

Try unlocker, but see the bottom of this post first
Two TEMP Folders

edit: didn't see that Kaktussoft was already helping
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14 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 
Unlocker successful

Thanks for the pointer to Unlocker.
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14 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Please mark this thread as SOLVED.
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