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Windows 7: Folders Not Deleting

19 Jul 2010   #11
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That's a good one.

also, I would be interested if he logged in with a different windows user profile and tried to delete if it would work?


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19 Jul 2010   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Joel and Sonja,

Starting at step 2 in the tutorial below, you might see if booting to a "command prompt at startup", then try to delete the file may work for you instead. This way you will bypass the usual "In Use" restrictions.

File - Delete from Command Prompt

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joelandsonja View Post
That looks like it might work, but I tried to delete it several ways through the command prompt and it didn't work. If you are certain this would work, what could should I type in?

I simply want to delete a folder on my E: that is labaled 'Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, The'
This would be doing it from a command prompt at boot instead, before Windows 7 starts up. This may allow you to delete it if it was just one of those "In use" issues that wasn't letting you delete it from within Windows 7. You might give it a try to see.
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19 Jul 2010   #13
skydiver123

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joelandsonja View Post
[...] I simply want to delete a folder on my E: that is labaled 'Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, The'
Hi
You mentioned you were doing this at the command level.
Are you enclosing the full folder with quotes, like this:

rmdir "Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, The" ?

because the command prompt will trip up over the comma being part of the name. You need the quotes.

If that doesn't work, what error or message do you get if you just drag and drop to the recycle bin?

- Sky
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20 Jul 2010   #14
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joelandsonja View Post
Sorry for the wait folks, I've been away the last few days.

The folder is located on one of my storage drives found on drive E:

It is not an important file at all, it is simply an old tv show folder that I can't delete. I think the problem could stem from the fact that I recently switched over from Ubuntu to Windows and there are a few folders that won't delete.

At any rate, I tried the 'Take Ownership' suggestion, (thanks) but it didn't work.

I'm not sure what else there is to do because I've been searching to fix this problem for a while, and there only seems to be one or two suggestions on how to fix the problem, and unfortunately they never work.

Although any suggestions would be helpful at this point.

* I am running as an administrator.
Since you are familiar with Ubuntu, just boot your Ubuntu CD in live mode and delete the file from Ubuntu. It should be simple.
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20 Jul 2010   #15
joelandsonja

Windows 7
 
 

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20 Jul 2010   #16
joelandsonja

Windows 7
 
 

Nevermind, Unlocker worked, thanks for the help folks!
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20 Jul 2010   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joelandsonja View Post
Nevermind, Unlocker worked, thanks for the help folks!
That's good.
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