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Windows 7: Cant delete pesky folder...aarrgghh

31 Jan 2012   #11

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Hopefully that will get it, but if it pops up again... I'd start looking at your scanner software. After you specified that folder as a target for the scanner software, it could be recreating it every time you boot "just in case" so it's there the next time you want to scan something. And yes a LOT of software unnecessarily installs itself to launch on start-up even though you use it maybe once a month in reality...

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31 Jan 2012   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

If you cannot delete in safe mode as suggested, here is a tutorial that has helped many
Folder - Delete from Command Prompt

Some other suggestions
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31 Jan 2012   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I have used Search Everything to find and remove pesky things. Some times I had to use it in safe mode so the pesky thing wasn't running. Use caution to make sure you remove only what you want to. Once removed by Search completely it's gone. It kind of works like regedit.exe but easier.
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31 Jan 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

Well i think i got rid of the folder in question ...i did a system restore and it hasn't appeared on my desktop yet.....and the original same name folder s in the old location and my computer is running alright ...Thanks a lot guys..John
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31 Jan 2012   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

After removing a peaky thing from my computer I use Ccleaner to wipe Free Space to make sure it doesn't come back again. Make sure the wipe indicates Free Space ONLY.
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03 Feb 2012   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

Well the folder hasn't returned i restored my computer to an earlier time and i think its gone forever...LOL...Thanks for the advice guys....John
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03 Feb 2012   #17
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

You're welcome!:)
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03 Feb 2012   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

John it's nice to hear you are back into the Happy Computing World again.
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