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Trash / corrupted 102GB folder that cannot be deleted


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#1 The Punisher

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:24 AM

Hi,

 

I have the habit of emptying out my temp folder at regular intervals since I have a small hard drive. Now I notice a folder there which cannot be deleted. The folder is 102GB which is weird as my entire hard drive is 80 GB =/

 

Also this is whats inside the folder:

 

J9Wga81.jpg

 

These cannot be deleted.

 

I even tried deleting them from Linux but it tells me that the folder is read only so cannot delete.

 

I tried ccleaner, i tried TFC.. none of them worked.

 

Can you please suggest how I remove this?

 

Thanks



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:45 AM

I have used a program called Unlocker to delete folders and files that where undeleteable. Search for Unlocker 1.9.0. When you run it it will try to unlock the folder, if it can't it will give you the option to delete. Has worked for me anytime I've run into trouble.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:46 AM

Well...I would try deleting from safe mode.

 

If that fails...then I would simply use a tool like Unlocker to delete the files/folders.

 

http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/#download , ignore all advertising, download 32-bit version.

 

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:07 AM

I think these are the missing King Tutankhamen's love letters in the original hieroglyphics!! :whistle:

 

 

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:48 PM

Thanks for the suggestion guys but unlocker did not work. Says it could not delete this folder. And asked if I wanted to schedule it for the next restart. I did. and it did nothing. The folder is still there.

 

Any suggestions?



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:14 PM

Sorry...but I've never seen any file/folder that Unlocker could not remove, move, whatever it was that I wanted.

 

What was the exact message and when did it occur, please?

 

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:29 PM

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Edited by The Punisher, 22 March 2013 - 02:30 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:02 PM

You might try one of the tools at http://www.raymond.cc/blog/lockhunter-is-unlocker-alternative-that-works-on-windows-x64/ .

 

Did you take a look in the Properties of these files/folders...and see what may be the relevant program/process?

 

If the read-only attribute is all that's preventing removal...simply change the file/folder attributes and delete them.

 

FWIW:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549

 

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:24 PM

You can also try using the FileASSASSIN tool included with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:05 AM

Thanks for the help guys, but none of the tools worked. File Assassin says that it cannot select that file.

 

 

But I managed to fix it using chkdsk /f

 

Thanks for your support



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:43 PM

Thanks for your solution,.


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