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Windows 7: cannot delete a folder?


27 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
cannot delete a folder?

i have a folder on a usb that has suddenly become corrupt for no reason, but now i cant delete it. i've tried like 400 times but it never disappears and i dont get any error messages. how do i get rid of it?

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27 Feb 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try in safe mode. Possibly another process is using it.

Check attributes make sure it is not read only, etc.
Right click on file to see attributes. You may have to go to properties.
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27 Feb 2010   #3
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello inaniloquent, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if it'll help.

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27 Feb 2010   #4
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Is it possible to format that usb drive/stick ? Once I got autorun.inf and boot.ini in an usb stick. They were removed only after formatting.
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27 Feb 2010   #5
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Is it possible to format that usb drive/stick ? Once I got autorun.inf and boot.ini in an usb stick. They were removed only after formatting.
warning   Warning
For those that don't know, this will remove all the data on the USB stick!
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