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How To Delete Unremoveable Folders/files?


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#1 justinisko0l

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 08:13 PM

hi, as i was following the instructions of how to remove lo1[1], i accidently created some unremovable folders/files in my C:\ hard drive
i dont even know how did i get those, can someone please explain it to me
and what can i do to remove those because everytime i try to delete them, a window pops up saying
"Cannot remove folder [name of the folder]: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not curretnly in use."
please help me out, i need to get rid of the lo1[1] also
thanks a lot

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#2 EddieT.H.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 08:23 PM

Try restarting it first, then delete

If that does not work, reboot in safe mode by:
Turning off computer
pressing [f8] on the keyboard before the windows logo comes up and then go to "Boot in safe mode"
the screen will look funny, but thats okay
then locate to file and then delete, if that doesnt work
use the program "Unlocker"
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#3 justinisko0l

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 09:12 PM

ive tried all that you told me to but they dont work
and those folders are not locked or anything when i unlock them using unlocker

Edited by justinisko0l, 05 June 2007 - 09:21 PM.


#4 EddieT.H.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 09:41 PM

Your hard drive is not full right?
Is your recycle bin full?
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 09:55 PM

my hard drive still have 85 gb free space
and my recycle bin is empty

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 09:57 PM

I am kind of busy doing my homework currently but this may help

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000559.htm
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 11:14 PM

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.

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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#8 justinisko0l

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:19 PM

thanks you guys much for trying to help me

Edited by justinisko0l, 06 June 2007 - 09:20 PM.


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Posted 07 June 2007 - 06:49 AM

You're welcome, justinisko0l.
Were you able to delete those folders, and if so, how?
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#10 justinisko0l

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 09:54 PM

actually i figured this out before ive read your help, seriously
and this is how did i do it, just like in the given instruction
i went to safe mode, and right-clicked, security tab,....
anyway, thnks for your help and concern

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 06:39 PM

:thumbsup:
wrong post

Edited by justinisko0l, 10 June 2007 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:30 PM

Locked folders are the pits. Try unlocking and you get a security notice that leaves no options. I read this post and downloaded <unlocker> and the job was done in a flash. Thanks to Justin who suggested it. S






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