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Cannot Delete Empty Folder

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#1 rokittman


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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:34 PM

I recently did a backup of a data partition to an external drive using Windows drag and drop. It took several attempts because not all the files and folders would transfer completely. When I was finished, I did a file by file check to be sure everything was copied and also deleted several items I no longer needed.

Buried deep in my Steam folder ~ an online gaming platform ~ I noticed a folder named CookedPC that was empty. This was the last folder in a series of subfolders that were ALL empty and showing 0kb in size. I tried to delete it, but it kept saying access denied and that the folder was NOT empty. I've tried renaming it, moving it, changing the extension, deleting it in Safe mode and even used Unlocker. NOTHING will remove this folder. Unlocker claimed the file was deleted, but it still existed and returned a system tray popup saying the file was corrupt. I did manage to remove all the other folders between Steam and CookedPC by moving CookedPC to the Steam folder.

MalwareBytes, SpyBot, MS Security Essentials, Ad-Aware, CCleaner, all show no infections. Is there a way to permanently remove this folder?

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:38 PM

As this does not appear to be a malware issue and you have a duplicate topic here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic437939.html I will close this one.

Edited by Budapest, 17 January 2012 - 05:39 PM.

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