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Windows 7: Can't delete folder (tried everything!)

09 Jan 2013   #11
Chenry

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Hi dear,
You can try to rid it with a programs called Unlocker.
Download the program and install it, right click that folder, choose Unlocker in the context menu, then click Unlock All.


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09 Jan 2013   #12
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Sometimes malware can cause similar issues (not being able to delete, move, etc a file or folder.) If you haven't already done so, run a full updatd scan with your installed anti-virus suite. No AV program is 100% effective 100% of the time (if there was such a thing we'd all be using it) so I also recommend a couple of free on-demand scanners just to double check your primary.

Malwarebytes

ESET Online Scanner

SuperAntispyware

HitmanPro
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09 Jan 2013   #13
Dixonater

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BisVal View Post
Try the free program Unlocker - it may help.
As I mentioned in my original post, I already tried that program, along with two other programs.
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09 Jan 2013   #14
Dixonater

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dixonater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Does a SFC scan show anything wrong?
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Have you tried booting to another operating system and deleting it from there? You can download Ubuntu, burn it to a CD, boot to that CD and delete whatever you want.... just be careful!
I am currently running the scan now. And I don't know if I want to install a new OS onto my laptop. I will do it if no other option works, though.

Thanks for the tips!
I'm sorry that I was not clear:
You do not have to install another operating system on your computer.

You run the entire Ubuntu OS from the CD. I've done this several times - just be careful what you delete.

If you don't like Ubuntu - you can pick from many other CDs that will let you do this. I just picked Ubuntu because you might like having an entire OS on a bootable CD.
Cool! I will look more into putting Ubuntu onto a CD and running the OS from there, in the hopes that I can remove the folder with that OS.

I am still open to more timely solutions, though (for anyone that has any ideas).
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09 Jan 2013   #15
Dixonater

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chenry View Post
Hi dear,
You can try to rid it with a programs called Unlocker.
Download the program and install it, right click that folder, choose Unlocker in the context menu, then click Unlock All.
As I mentioned in my original post, I already tried Unlocker. It said that there was nothing to unlock in the folder, and the option to delete the folder is blocked.
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09 Jan 2013   #16
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Did you install the 64bit version of Unlocker?
If not - the link is in this post:
Two TEMP Folders
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09 Jan 2013   #17
Dixonater

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
A New Idea

Hey guys, I came up with a new idea. Do you think that I could restore my laptop to a state from the beginning of October? Because that is when the folder first appeared.

Thanks!

- Ronnie
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10 Jan 2013   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Give it a shot, nothing else is working for ya.
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