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Windows 7: Endless, Infinite, Never Ending folder... How to delete?!

14 Apr 2011   #11
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Same Problem?

Read this thread especially post #2.

desktop folder not really a shortcut


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14 Apr 2011   #12
noisyscanner

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

@Hammerhead: "Dskchk: Command not found".
@Shootish: There is no "Documents and Settings" folder in the root of C:\. I'm not on XP.
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14 Apr 2011   #13
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noisyscanner View Post
@Hammerhead: "Dskchk: Command not found".
@Shootish: There is no "Documents and Settings" folder in the root of C:\. I'm not on XP.
You are running XP and you have a Windows.old folder, which to my knowledge is what a upgrade install of Windows calls the the old windows folder, and you have NO Documents & Settings folder in the ROOT of the C:\drive and this endless folder is in the C:\Users folders of Windows.old.

What operating system did you have on this system before you put Windows XP on it?

Every install of XP I have ever seen, used or heard about had a Documents & Setting folder in the C:\ drive.

If you are running XP then why does your forum name have Windows Home Premium listed as your OS?

I'd say your computer if FUBAR.
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14 Apr 2011   #14
Orbital Shark

 
 

I found a very interesting article over on MS Support that may be well worth looking at.
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14 Apr 2011   #15
noisyscanner

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I had Vista before Windows 7.
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14 Apr 2011   #16
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noisyscanner View Post
I had Vista before Windows 7.
Oh you said you are not on XP.

Ok you don't have Show hidden files & folder checked in folder options so you wouldn't see the junction point Docs & Settings.

I have nothing else.
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14 Apr 2011   #17
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Where did the OP said he was on Windows XP? I'm not seeing it.
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14 Apr 2011   #18
noisyscanner

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Look at post #12.
Quote:
@Shootish: There is no "Documents and Settings" folder in the root of C:\. I'm not on XP.
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14 Apr 2011   #19
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Where did the OP said he was on Windows XP? I'm not seeing it.
He said he wasn't and I missed the NOT.
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14 Apr 2011   #20
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
I found a very interesting article over on MS Support that may be well worth looking at.
In conjunction with this you may want to try the following...

1, Click All Programs > Accessories > System Tools
2, Right-click Disk Cleanup and select Run as Administrator

Now see if it grants full access to the deletion of the folder.

Also, you may want to see if you have better luck with the Built-In Admin Account.
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