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Windows 7: How to delete a folder "..." ?

04 Aug 2015   #1
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 
How to delete a folder "..." ?

Some time ago I tried out the hidden folder tool Winmend Folder Hidden
free available from here:

WinMend Folder Hidden - Safely and quickly hide files and folders.

I uninstalled it later.
Now I found out that this tool installed silently a strange empty folder in root directory of each partition:

C:\Winmend~Folder~Hidden\...\...\cn\

Mind the two 3-dots-folders!

Unfortunately the uninstall procedure does NOT remove these folders.
All my efforts to remove this folder (hierarchy) were not successful.
It seems to my that these folder are not locked.
They folder names simply are not allowed in Win7 but possible.

Even removal tries from BootCD could not delete them.

So how do I get rid of them?

Peter


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04 Aug 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

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04 Aug 2015   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Where are you seeing this?
"C:\Winmend~Folder~Hidden\...\...\cn\"

Typically "..." is appended to the end of a folder name when there is insufficient space for the entire name. In more extreme cases only "..." is displayed for the entire name.
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04 Aug 2015   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lmiller7 View Post
where are you seeing this?
"c:\winmend~folder~hidden\...\...\cn\"

typically "..." is appended to the end of a folder name when there is insufficient space for the entire name. In more extreme cases only "..." is displayed for the entire name.
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04 Aug 2015   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have seen this many times. I just wanted to be sure where the op was seeing it.
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04 Aug 2015   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Hopefully, that is what the OP saw.

In a VM, I installed the app, hid some test folders, unhid those folders and uninstalled the app. As the OP stated, the uninstall process leaves behind the folder structures shown in the cmd window and Windows Explorer.
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04 Aug 2015   #7
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 

Yes, this was exactly what I saw.

Meanwhile I could remove it with the hint link from "UsernameIssues"
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