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Windows 7: Can't delete a self-created folder on desktop

25 May 2010   #11
Lomai

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25 May 2010   #12
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Or you could do a system restore to a point before creating the folder....
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25 May 2010   #13
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

Safe Mode...PC WOULD NOT boot into Safe Mode, even though I chose it, PC booted normally.

Safe Mode with Networking....bingo....in...find the file on Desktop and DELETED it !!

Yay....

rebooted, back to normal operation and clean desktop...

thanks all for such quick guidance...

...BUT, what would have caused this in the first instance???

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Rod
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25 May 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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BUT, what would have caused this in the first instance???
Answer: THE Computer - LOL. But seriously, there must have been a combination of circumstances that we will probably never be able to untangle. The way you decribed the creation of the folder, there should have been no reason that it gave you such a hard time. The fact that you could delete it in safe mode would point to the fact that some odd process was holding on to it. Next time things like that happen check whether there are any handles hanging on to the file/folder e. g like this: Resource Monitor - View Handles and Modules
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