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Windows 7: Can't delete nonexistent folder that appears in Homegroup

08 May 2015   #1
coffent

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can't delete nonexistent folder that appears in Homegroup

There is a non-existent folder on my laptop that appears under the Homegroup listing of shared folders on my desktop. When I try to open it from the desktop it says that Windows can't access it. I can't delete it since Windows can't find it. Strangely, it does *not* show up under the Network listing. How can I get rid of it?


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08 May 2015   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

What exactly is the name of that folder; approximately what path from root C to the folder? There are some folders best left alone 'cause such belong to Windows' internal operations.
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08 May 2015   #3
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Do you have a home network? (More than one PC sharing a router.) It's probably a folder on another PC in your Homegroup. The folder may be marked shared/read only on the other PC and will stay there until un-shared or deleted on the other PC. It can't be accessed by you unless the other PC is turned on.

Added:
If you are not part of Homegroup or want to remove the folder, follow this Microsoft Tutorial to remove your PC from the Homegroup.

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08 May 2015   #4
coffent

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks to you both for your suggestions, which I'll follow up on. Unfortunately that will be a little while, but I'll respond when I'm able.
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