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#1 positive311

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:44 AM

Hello all, I have a small problem tha I have been working on for 2 days, and I am stuck. I have a folder on my desktop that will not delete. The folder is empty, and windows recognizes it as a missing folder. I have attached the image of the error message. I have tried file shredder, chkdsk, defrag, and ran an elevated command prompt and deleted the 8.3 name, but still there. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks again, Brian.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:55 AM

Have you tried rebooting?

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:57 AM

Have you tried unlocker?
http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:21 AM

Have you tried unlocker?
http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/


Tried this also, it could not find the file.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:40 AM

Have tried deleting it in safe mode?

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:43 AM

Have tried deleting it in safe mode?


yes, same error message. I also cannot rename the file, I cant move it into another file and delete it, nothing is working so far. Never seen this before.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:51 AM

Try rebooting.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:53 AM

Try rebooting.


did that as well, no luck. THank you everyone for your answers so far.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:56 AM

When you ran checkdisk did you run it with the /r switch? If not, please do so now

To run checkdisk, right-click on a command prompt icon and open as administrator. In the command prompt window type: chkdsk /r (then press ENTER). You'll be told the disk is in use and asked if you want to run checkdisk on the next boot. Say yes, exit the command prompt window, and reboot.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:06 PM

When you ran checkdisk did you run it with the /r switch? If not, please do so now

To run checkdisk, right-click on a command prompt icon and open as administrator. In the command prompt window type: chkdsk /r (then press ENTER). You'll be told the disk is in use and asked if you want to run checkdisk on the next boot. Say yes, exit the command prompt window, and reboot.


is this the same thing as going to check disk from windows and checking both boxes or is this different?

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:08 PM

It "should" be the same, but I prefer doing it this way. I know it's a bit time consuming, but there's no downside other than that. Please give it a go. Thanks.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:10 PM

It "should" be the same, but I prefer doing it this way. I know it's a bit time consuming, but there's no downside other than that. Please give it a go. Thanks.


Finally, chkdsk finished, but the folder is still there, thanks for the suggestion though.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:17 PM

Okay, now this is annoying. Can you move the folder from the desktop folder to another folder?

Edited by Allan, 13 July 2011 - 02:19 PM.


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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:19 PM

Okay, now this is annoying. Can you move the folder from the desktop folder to another folder?


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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:28 PM

I assume you tried dragging it to the recycle bin.

I've done some searching and found something that worked for one person. He or she created a NEW folder on the desktop, did not name it, dragged and dropped it into the folder that would not delete. He/she stated that after doing this the folder deleted. Might be worth a shot.

Another suggestion I found is to rename the folder then try deleting it.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 13 July 2011 - 02:32 PM.





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