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Windows 7: Folder won't Delete - ARGH

08 Feb 2010   #11
johngalt

 

Or, it could be that the folder is also located in another location that displays to the desktop (such as All Users).

Another party is stating that the MFT has not been updated correctly for whatever reason, and that a
Code:
CHKDSK /x
from a CMD prompt should reboot your machine, run CHKDSK and fix the issue. (It will prompt you to reboot so it can run CHKDSK - allow it to).

Might want to make a backup of files Just in case you have larger issues and things get hosed a bit....


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08 Feb 2010   #12
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

The file assassin tool in malwarebytes is a great tool. It was the only way I could get rid of the google update service. I didn't even have to log off or restart to implement the changes.
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08 Feb 2010   #13
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

None of those suggestions worked Malwarebytes did find two pieces of Malware and that got removed, but the folders won't delete. I'm going to need something with military force to delete these folders.
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08 Feb 2010   #14
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Have you restarted you machine?

I've found that W7 sometimes DOES delete the file/folder but then is sticks there until reboot and any further attempt to delete the now "missing" folder results in that message.
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08 Feb 2010   #15
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
None of those suggestions worked Malwarebytes did find two pieces of Malware and that got removed, but the folders won't delete. I'm going to need something with military force to delete these folders.
You should:
Right click and run as admin Malwarebytes AntiMalware
Go to More Tools Tab
Under File Assassin, click Run Tool
Select your Folder/File
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08 Feb 2010   #16
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

Restart your computer once and that will do it or empty Recycle bin....
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08 Feb 2010   #17
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Just a thought from the past.

What about the very old DOS trick on files and folders that won't delete. Right drag it and move it to a floppy, CDR disk or maybe another partition. I haven't had any thing I couldn't get rid of yet under Win 7 so I can't verify that the method will work here.
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09 Feb 2010   #18
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I've tried all of these suggestions, nothing is working. I even tried in the Command Prompt to delete it. The CMD prompt mentions it can't find the file, ARGH this is insane a 0 Byte folder with no use, won't delete.

Quote:
Right click and run as admin Malwarebytes AntiMalware
Go to More Tools Tab
Under File Assassin, click Run Tool
Select your Folder/File
The File Assassin Tool in MalwareBytes only works with files, folders it won't recgonize

Quote:
What about the very old DOS trick on files and folders that won't delete. Right drag it and move it to a floppy, CDR disk or maybe another partition. I haven't had any thing I couldn't get rid of yet under Win 7 so I can't verify that the method will work here.
That doesn't work !
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09 Feb 2010   #19
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

look at the last post: Can't delete Icon on desktop
He had similar problem and managed to delete it...

I am not sure, if it will work for the folder.
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09 Feb 2010   #20
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Have you tried, using the command window approach, to navigate via DOS to the desktop folder for your user account and then using dir to get a listing of objects there? Does the folder appear in that list?
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