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18 Feb 2009   #11

XP/Vista/Windows 7 builld 7000

reboot and come up in safe mode, delete it from there. as mentioned, try renaming and attempt delete from there if a straight delete does not work. something is hanging onto the folder.

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18 Feb 2009   #12

Win7 beta and WinXP Pro

But I don't want to delete it. Just edit the tags. I'm just trying to have my songs in order for my mp3 player, but I can't edit the ID3 tags so that they can be in order.
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18 Feb 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
foobar isn't running.

i tried unpacking the foobar installer to this folder. now it's empty but for one file - a zero-byte empty file with a blank name and no extension.

i tried killbox with no luck...


just tried mst IsUsedBy. the file is not in use by any processes
Have you tried deleting that 0-byte file first, and then deleting the folder?
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18 Feb 2009   #14

7600 x86

i sure have :)
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18 Feb 2009   #15

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

might be worth running sfc /scannow in cmd prompt to see if it can fix any errors on your account.
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18 Feb 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Have you tried deleting that 0-byte file first, and then deleting the folder?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
i sure have :)
Try this:
  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Navigate INTO the folder you are trying to delete
  3. Make sure that no file icons are selected
  4. Hold down the <SHIFT> key, then right-click an area of the folder view that does not contain any icons
  5. In the popup menu, select the "Open Command Window Here" item
  6. In the command window, type "ATTRIB -R -H -S -A *.*" (without quotes) then press <ENTER>
  7. When the ATTRIB command is done, type "ERASE *.*" (without quotes), then press <ENTER>
  8. When ERASE is done, type "EXIT" (without quotes) then press <ENTER> t close the command window
  9. Try to delete the folder again.
In the above, if you get any messages, note them and post back with the results.

If you still can't delete the folder, I have some other options for you to try, but I'll need the FULL path name of the folder you are trying to delete (right click the Windows Explorer address bar, then select "Copy Address As Text")
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18 Feb 2009   #17

vista x64/ win 7 x64

This happens to me a few times with Vista also. Renaming and then deleting are the best options.

There was this one iso file i had opened with magicdisc. Unmounted the file, couldn't delete. Stopped magicdisc, no go. Rebooted, no go. Renamed and it deleted.

It must be a filehandle floating around in the big void.

Also i noticed that sometimes you have to pull the plug and reboot as memory doesn't get wiped on softboot and it can happen the memoryaddress still contains the original info.
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26 Mar 2009   #18

Windows 7 x64 Build 7000

hi there, i am having the same error while creating a file in system partition(c:). i have administrator privileges and i am the owner of the partition with no use. i also tried rebooting. and i didnt do anything wrong. everything was fine. i had dinner and when i came back voila windows has a surprise for me. any ideas ???
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26 Mar 2009   #19

7600.20510 x86

A possible answer is to start and set the Application Experience service to its default Automatic. Hopefully this will alleviate all problems of this sort. This definitely fixes the deleting and reappearing issue though.
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26 Mar 2009   #20
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

With Admin priviledges, open a command prompt, then type
rd foobar /s /q

this is supposed to remove all files and folders in foobar, including foobar itself, without asking if it is ok.
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