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Can't Delete The Folder Dc1 Even In The Recycle Bin


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#1 reginaldgutz

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 01:17 AM

Please assist me. I have created a back-up folder before I did a Restore. Now, the folder cannot be deleted even if I have already put in in the Recycle Bin. Please help me in deleting it. Is there a way to empty it? Thanks

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:12 AM

Have you tried starting in Safe Mode and deleting it from there? :thumbsup:
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Posted 30 April 2007 - 08:31 AM

Other than what Wildabeast suggested, here's a few more options to try.

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.

Have you tried renaming the file, then deleting it?
Name it anything you want, like trash, old, useless, ........ whatever.

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

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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Posted 30 April 2007 - 11:09 PM

Thanks guys. I will try your suggestions and keep you posted.

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 11:51 PM

You're welcome, reginaldgutz.
Let us know how it goes.
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