Cannot delete a folder????


  1. Posts : 311
    Windows 7 x64 Pro
       #1

    Cannot delete a folder????


    On my Windows 7 machine, the folder C;\$$PendingFiles appeared about a week ago. This folder has three files in it, all size 0 bytes.

    Once I saw the folder, I figured I could delete it, but that was not possible. I then tried running CMD as the Administrator, deleting from there, but that didn't work.

    The next thing I tried was to boot into Safe mode - command prompt, and delete from there. However, the file is not visible and I was unable to delete it from there. I then rebooted, logged in as the Administrator and ran ATTRIB from the command prompt, to make the folder visible, but was told 'Access denied'.

    What on earth must I do to delete this folder?
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  2. Posts : 3,813
    win 8 32 bit
       #2

    Disk clean should do it but who has ownership of the folder system?
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  3. Posts : 311
    Windows 7 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Disk Clean didn't work, but thanks for the tip about ownership. I was able to change the owner, from Admin, to me. I then gave myself full control and was able to delete the folder.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 2,228
    Win7, Win10, Win11
       #4

    Solved
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