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Windows 7: Yet another can't delete folder issue

21 Mar 2011   #1
bart2brett

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Yet another can't delete folder issue

I've read many threads about this issue, but mine seems to be a little different. I'm trying to delete a folder that the system doesn't think is there. I can see it if I search for it:

Yet another can't delete folder issue-capture1-1.jpg

But the system can't find it:

Yet another can't delete folder issue-capture2-1.jpg





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21 Mar 2011   #2
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I actrually ran into this once. A reboot fixed it for me. The folder was apparently gone the entire time but for some reason Explorer didn't seem to be clued in. After reboot, it was simply gone in explorer.
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21 Mar 2011   #3
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Virtual folders are special types of data indexes which only point to where data actually is;

Virtual folder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There is no actual data in a virtual folder, merely pointers to where data is located ( i.e. xml files with location data). Some are simply not deletable, and others may be, but it is best not to do so unless you know exactly what you are doing.

More info; http://www.bench3.com/2009/07/dealin...n-windows.html

http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/productivity/files.aspx

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/wind...-add-location/

Regards...Mike Connor
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