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Windows 7: can not delete folders


14 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (Full)
 
 
can not delete folders

Hello all,

Im running an awesome western digital essentials 320GB USB hard drive its great i leave it plugged in all the time on an always on PC its really great and the drive stores every picture and mp3 i have.

when trying to do some maintenance on my music collection i noticed that some folders wont delete, it says something about it being in use at this time.

occasionally if i keep jamming away at the DEL button it will eventually be removed (trying every ten mins or so)

ive checked the security tabs and there is no restrictions in place for this drive and i have no special drivers for it or any other unusual security features.

its an irritation now its been going on for about a yeah and now i have lots of empty folders.

any tips?

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14 May 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
Maybe this will help
Folder - Delete from Command Prompt
or
Maybe this
http://winhlp.com/node/39
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14 May 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Can you just rename the empty folder and see if it will delete?
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14 May 2011   #4

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

In situations like this Unlocker is your ally. Just make sure you download the right one for your system, 32 or 64bit.

HTH
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14 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Unlocker should help here...
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14 May 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Malware bytes has a tool called File Assasin too which may work. try powering it off for several minutes and retry the deletion too.
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