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Windows 7: Undeletable folder

09 Nov 2012   #1

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
Undeletable folder

I didn't really have a clue which forum to post this in - so feel free to move it if necessary!

Win7 Home Premium
Folder "D:\new vms"
has a number of subfolders - one of which is "Win 8", which is apparently empty.
Somehow I have managed to lose control of that subfolder - and can do absolutely nothing with it any more. All other subfolders are 'normal'

I've tried
Windows explorer - cannot rename or delete. Properties cannot display security data
Admin CMD - cannot rename, delete, RD, ICACLS, TAKEOWN or anything else - says 'file not found'
Repair Env CMD - as for Windows CMD

(forgot to add)
CHKDSK /r and CHKDSK /F scans show no problems

Anyone have any idea how to get rid of it? It seems to be blocking backups!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2012   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Noel,

You might give Unlocker a try on it to see if it may be able to delete it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Much to my surprise, it worked!

(used the portable version, since I can find other uses for that as well!)

Thanks, Shawn.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Nov 2012   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Perfect. Glad to hear it.
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