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Please explain how I may delete corrupt folders or files?

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#1 Chad Syphrett

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

Recently, I used the latest versions of the following applications & services to delete the malicious/corrupt folders (the 1st app I listed [Avenger] doesn't work on my WinXP 64-bit): Avenger, Command-Line Interface, MoveOnBoot, Eraser, Unlocker and LockHunter.

So would anyone please tell me how to fix or remove these directories via the Command-line interface or with an application able to forcefully remove corrupt folders or inactive files? They're so corrupt that when they've been clicked, the computer screen freezes (the sand-timer symbol appears everytime I even double-click to open these folders).

Delete Folder 1: It contains only 1 file > an image-file.
Delete Folder 2: It appears to be an empty folder (if you notice the 1st couple of screenshots below, you'll see "Delete Folder 2" appears completely empty. And my computer folders have been set to show all hidden files).

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All hidden files are set to be displayed in my folders, and I've proved that my Device Manager shows no signs of missing or damaged devices that would be significant to that I/O device error message that shows up each time I attempted to delete the folder that contains a corrupt image-file (see "Delete Folder 1").

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Edited by Chad Syphrett, 07 December 2012 - 03:04 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

Sorry...what are the folder paths...which you are trying to delete?

How do you know that the folders are corrupt?

If the files/folders are in bad sectors...the correct thing to do is run the chkdsk /r command on that partition.


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