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Windows 7: Cannot remove weird named folders in my removable USB HD!

23 Jan 2017   #1
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Cannot remove weird named folders in my removable USB HD!

Some weird named folders keep appearing in my removable USB disk. I would like to remove them but Windows doesn't allow me.


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23 Jan 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

What are they?
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23 Jan 2017   #3
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
What are they?
Well I don't care to know what it is. I just want them OUT. I would like to know how can I unlock and delete it.

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23 Jan 2017   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Have you already tried removing from within Windows Safe Mode? If that did not work, prepare a Puppy Linux usb or dvd boot, and its file manager to delete those pesky folders and/or files.
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23 Jan 2017   #5
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Have you already tried removing from within Windows Safe Mode? If that did not work, prepare a Puppy Linux usb or dvd boot, and its file manager to delete those pesky folders and/or files.
Good idea, I didn't try this. I will check this out!

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23 Jan 2017   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You have to find out HOW and WHY weird named folders keep appearing in your removable USB disk. If you just delete them and a program recreate them, you will be running in circles.
Did you run a anti virus and a spyware detector (SUPERAntiSpyware - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner)
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23 Jan 2017   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Megahertz, I agree with you, however, since the end-user is adement[sp?], I chose not to argue the already-raised point by an earlier poster.
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23 Jan 2017   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Roland, not saying that the Linux solution is bad. In fact I have Lubuntu installed on my SSD and I used it many times to delete some Win files or folders.
My focus is always more on the know why then the know how.
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24 Jan 2017   #9
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yankleber View Post
Some weird named folders keep appearing in my removable USB disk. I would like to remove them but Windows doesn't allow me.
How does it not allow you? What error do you get?
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24 Jan 2017   #10
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

After to run checkdisk Windows fdck*d my HDD and wiped out everything I had on it. I reformatted it so the problem is solved.
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