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Windows 7: Problem deleting folder in Windows Explorer

31 Jan 2016   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

How about trying the Ubuntu approach. Try this. Download Linux Ubutu from here. Burn the iso to a disc. Set your BIOS to boot from the disc and choose to trial Ubuntu not install. You can then run Ubuntu from the disc without installing anything on your PC. It takes a bit of time to load up from the disc but when you get the Ubuntu desktop you can navigate to your hard drive and locate the the offending folder. Delete it in Ubuntu the shut down completely; again it takes a little while. Re boot to Windows and check!

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01 Feb 2016   #12

Windows 7 Professional X 64

Yesterday I
  • moved the folder to my Temp folder which is in D:\My Documents
  • went into the folder's properties & removed the Read Only Attribute & indexing of contents
  • permanently deleted the folder from Temp
  • cold booted my computer
The result was that the folder was no longer in Temp but this morning it was back in My Documents. My admiration for this folder's persistence increases daily.

I also noticed that the Read Only Attribute & indexing of contents are on.
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01 Feb 2016   #13

Windows 7 Professional X 64

Thanks for that idea, Mitchell. I'll give it some thought while I'm doing something else that's come up.
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01 Feb 2016   #14

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Deleting the folder does not seem to be a problem. Unlocker can delete the folder.

The problem is...
...finding what app is creating the folder again and again.

Does Unlocker tell you what app or apps have the folder locked?
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 Problem deleting folder in Windows Explorer

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