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Cannot Delete A Folder On Desktop

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#1 sphygmo


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Posted 16 February 2008 - 07:20 PM

I read this thread in "tips and tricks" section saying that if I renamed a folder to this .{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

it would be hidden. I decided to give it a try. I created a new folder then renamed it to that name. It told me "You must type a file name" and didn't rename itself.

I forgot about it, and after a few days I decided to delete the folder. Only it won't let me. It keeps saying that the file is being used by another person or program.

Help please! It's really irritating. There is nothing in the folder, although when I attempted to rename it, I think I put a little small avatar I use in it. Now I removed that avatar and deleted it. Now the folder is just empty, but won't get erased.

I use windows XP.

Edited by sphygmo, 16 February 2008 - 07:22 PM.

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 07:30 PM

Take ownership of a file or folder:
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