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Can A Folder Become A Virus,,,,,,


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#1 dilip...

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 10:23 PM

i have a problem,,, in my computer,,,,,,,,,,,,,
i am not able to delete a folder which had the game cricket 2005,,,,,,,,,
also i am not able to open the folder,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
but this problem is form when i shared this game on LAN,,,,,,,,,,
after unsharing also i am not able to access or delete,,,,,,
it shows 0 bytes memory,,,,,,,,,,,, but when tried to delete ,,it gives a massage like,,,,,,,,
"access denied" and "folder is not empty",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
is this a virus????
how can i get out my problem????????

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 01:44 AM

Hi dilip and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!

Is the folder password protected?

You could try deleting it in Safe Mode.
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 05:44 AM

Have you checked the folder's Properties?
Right click the folder, and select Properties.
Make sure it's not set to Read-only.
If it is, uncheck it, click Apply, and click OK.
Now try to delete it.

If none of the above works, here are a couple of programs, you can try:

Eraser
Unlocker
Delete DEoctor

There's also this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article that might be helpful:
How To Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP




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