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Windows 7: Can not remove Corrupt Folder my My Documents


25 Jan 2010   #21

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SectorStar View Post
I don't think it's "locked" though. I've tried that "take command thing", various other un-locker type programs and features that un-lock things in other programs. I'm hoping that check dick will fix it. I mean everything else is working fine, computer boots ok, nothing else crashes or is acting funny, just can't delete that stupid corrupted folder. Just have to try it when I get home.



Also, heres a screen of when I try to delete it.



And here is when I try to open the folder
Oh just thought you did
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SectorStar View Post
I'm not sure if theres something "locking" it
cmd line rarely fails


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25 Jan 2010   #22

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SectorStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try to delete in safe mode.
Just tried safe mode, still no luck x_x

SS


It is really simple. Boot from you win 7 dvd. Open a cmd window, navigate to the folder and del *.*

Let us know if you need help


Ken
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25 Jan 2010   #23

Windows Seven
 
 

My dvd is at home, so that will probably be another thing I might have to try if check disk fails me.
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25 Jan 2010   #24

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

I had to "sanitize" 50 Windows boxes with all kinds of previledges, passwords, locked folders/files, corrupted files, you name it. I found the best tool was a bootable CD with Puppy (or Knoppix) Linux - boot to Puppy, mount the hard drive and delete the user folder, corrupt files, anything that I needed. Never had a problem using that method.

Regards,
GEWB
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25 Jan 2010   #25
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You could also try rebooting into safe mode, delete the files inside that folder, then delete the folder.
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25 Jan 2010   #26

Windows Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
You could also try rebooting into safe mode, delete the files inside that folder, then delete the folder.
I didn't try that, I just assumed if I couldn't delete the folder in safe mode that it'd do the same, but thats another thing to add to my list.
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25 Jan 2010   #27
gaz

Windows 7 X64 Bit
 
 
corrupt

maybe try Total Uninstall,making sure uyou only select the corrupt file,(total Uninstall doesnt just remove/uninstall programs,it does files as well
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25 Jan 2010   #28

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, you told another poster theog that you already tried Safe Mode and it didn't work.
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25 Jan 2010   #29

Windows Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Hi, you told another poster theog that you already tried Safe Mode and it didn't work.
I had tried deleting the folder in safe mode, but not deleting the files inside the folder while in it. Just tried it, still no luck. Next is to try that Total Unistall Program
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25 Jan 2010   #30

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, try this, while you are waiting, Open a new folder on the desktop or somewhere handy, now go to the folder that
you cannot delete, and right click on it and select Cut, Paste it into the new folder and see if you can delete it from there.
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