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I cannot delete folders that were randomly created


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#1 Mike178

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:47 AM

I have an external HDD that once in awhile gets folders created for me that have a ton of weird characters in them. &┴╫ˇeÁΩ1.¨ and stuff like that. I hit delete and it tells me it

"Cannot delete file: Cannot read from source file or disk."

I have tried removing it manually on the command prompt with rmdir, both in and out of safe mode, removing it with Maleware, and using Unlocker. Unlocker tells me either that it has been successfully deleted (not true) or that it will remove it on the next reboot (not doing it).

Any ideas welcome.

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#2 jhayz

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:28 AM

Try using safemode to delete certain folders.

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#3 rony9

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:11 PM

can you please try www. longpathtool .com

Edited by rony9, 06 January 2012 - 05:22 PM.





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