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Windows 7: you need to confirm this operation

04 Feb 2009   #1
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 
you need to confirm this operation

can someone shed some light on this peculiar situation? i'm trying to delete a folder, but windows has decided to be obstinate and is preventing me from doing so



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04 Feb 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Is it still in use? Make sure everything that has to do with foobar is closed/stopped.
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04 Feb 2009   #3
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

foobar isn't running.

i tried unpacking the foobar installer to this folder. now it's empty but for one file - a zero-byte empty file with a blank name and no extension.

i tried killbox with no luck...

~edit~

just tried mst IsUsedBy. the file is not in use by any processes
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04 Feb 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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04 Feb 2009   #5
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

unlocker doesn't help either. and yes i've rebooted. this folder has persisted for about a week

maybe i'll just pretend it's not there until the next time i format this partition...
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04 Feb 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Why don't you reinstall foobar and uninstall it with something like Revo Uninstaller on the advanced tab, see if it takes it away.
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04 Feb 2009   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi garbanzo,

Have you tried Take Ownership Shortcut on this folder?
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04 Feb 2009   #8
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

Airbot - Revo won't do anything unfortunately. like i said, i just unpacked the foobar installer to this folder (using Universal Extractor). then i deleted everything, and only that empty file is left. i do have foobar elsewhere on my system, but it's the 'portable' install, so there is no uninstaller.

Dwarf - just tried it, no luck.
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04 Feb 2009   #9
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Encountered this issue several times. If after a few reboots wont solve to delete it, I rename the folder on a fresh reboot then delete
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18 Feb 2009   #10
xeleion

Win7 beta and WinXP Pro
 
 

I encountered as well when trying to edit the ID3 info for a .mp3. Any solution?
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