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Windows 7: How to delete obstinate folder in Program Files

18 Nov 2013   #11
zuperzpy

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hi OldFangle, I've exact the same problem as you. I can't delete of rename that folder. Also there's something very strange with the name of that folder: the folder has the name '...' (without the quotes).

I've renamed a few folders, so that the folder structure is this:

F:\Program Files\Google\1\2\3\4\...

So, within that folder '4' is the strange folder with the name '...'
When I go into that strange folder, I actually go back to folder 'F:\Program Files\Google\1\2\'

Also I doubt if that folder '...' is actually a folder or not: when I right-click with the mouse on whatever folder, a normal context menu is shown. But when I right-click the strange folder with the name '...' I get a very small context menu, with only the options:

Copy
Rename
Move
Create Shortcut
Delete
Properties

I only can create a shortcut, all other options do nothing.

Does somebody, anybody know how to remove that ridiculous folder? I also tried a freeware program Unlocker, but with no results, and sometimes even crashes...


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18 Nov 2013   #12
zuperzpy

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I somehow managed to move folder 'F:\Program Files\Google\1\2\3\4\...' to 'F:\Users\<my name>\AppData\Local\Google\4\...'

But that's all :-(
I'm still not able to delete that stupid '...' folder.
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18 Nov 2013   #13
zuperzpy

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

SOLVED! After 3 hours I somehow deleted the strange folder. I had the following directory structure:

'F:\Users\<my name>\Appdata\Local\Google\3\4\...'

Then I went into 'F:\Users\<my name>\Appdata\Local\Google\3\' and executed the following command:

rd -s 3

That's it! I still don't understand what is going on here. Also I don't understand how it's possible to create a folder with the name '...'
But the strange folder is gone!
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