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    Folder on Desktop (windows xp)

    Second Edition: I tried to remove a folder from a briefcase dragged it to the desktop, I am now trying to delete will not let me and I went to the safe mode, but the folder is not even shown. How can I get rid of this folder and the sub folders ???
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    Re: Folder on Desktop (windows xp)

    Try Unlocker.
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    Re: Folder on Desktop (windows xp)

    Thank you, I am downloading the file now, it showed about 6 hrs, it is now down to 1 hr and 25 minutes
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    Re: Folder on Desktop (windows xp)

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    <hr>I am downloading the file now, it showed about 6 hrs, it is now down to 1 hr and 25 minutes <hr>
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    Try a high speed, broadband internet connection. <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Folder on Desktop (windows xp)

    Hi Richard III

    I am just checking.....

    You are downloading unlocker1.8.5.exe from the site Doc sent you? The file is only 196 Kb in size <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

    Even on a 56 Kbps modem it should take a few minutes
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    Re: Folder on Desktop (windows xp)

    Good catch Jezza !!! It seemed a bit strange to me as well, but I let it slip by me. That file shouldn't take more than a heartbeat to DL.
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    Re: Folder on Desktop (windows xp)

    My error, I was downloading (2) items. I got the unlocker, but it will not work. I right click select unlocker, the action I choose is delete, I did try rename and I tried going into the registry and find it. this is a folder called Makeup below it on the desk top is a sub folder called MC and below it is the folder named store and below that is the file called MC.TXT The file date is 5/6/2003 and the type shows Text Document. I checked the properties (attributes) on the file and there were none after highliting the file and doing the right click and picking the unlocker 1.8.5 then picking the delete I get the message the object could not be deleted. Do you want to preform the requested delete operation at the next reboot ? I select the yes and then I re-boot but the folder is still there.
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    Re: Folder on Desktop (windows xp)

    Could be you have something running on startup that is creating the folder. Try using AutoRuns for Windows v8.70 and see if there is something unusual.

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    Re: Folder on Desktop (windows xp)

    Thank you will try, I have booted in the safe mode and tried going to Dos to remove the Directory and also delete the file.
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    Re: Folder on Desktop (windows xp)

    What are the properties of these items ??? What information do you get when you right click on them and select properties ???
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    Re: Folder on Desktop (windows xp)

    The desktop folder shows read only, but I have changed the green highlight to off and picked apply and then a pop up appears showing APPLY TO THIS FOLDER ONLY or APPLY CHANGES TO THIS FOLDER, SUBFOLDERS AND FILES. I go with the latter, Then the Makeup folder properties shows there are not attributes set, I click OK and try again to delete the folder. It starts out as if it was going to delete the folder and then an ugly pop-up
    Error Deleting File or Folder, Cannot delete MC.Txt: access is denied, Make sure the disk is not full (plenty of space) or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use. To my knowledge it is NOT in use, I think it was tied to a briefcase function previously, I have on the desktop a briefcase called WHPLC in this is an MC.txt file but the date is newer than the one in the desktop Foler with a sub folder containing the MC.TXT File. I even tried going to Dos and using Norton Commander, (Old program) it normally allows me to house clean unmoveable files, but even it cannot get rid of the MC.TXT File. Which when you do the properties on it show no attributes set at all ?
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    Re: Folder on Desktop (windows xp)

    I'd go with Joe's suggestion to run Autoruns for Windows to see if something is re-creating these files on startup.

    I'm surprised that Unlocker didn't get rid of the folder and all it's sub-files and folders. You might try going into the folder on your desktop and drilling down to the last file in the file tree and use Unlocker to remove that file and then work your way up the tree deleting each succeeding file or folder until you get to the one on the desktop and delet that.
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    Re: Folder on Desktop (windows xp)

    Will try, I know I have tried before, but it may have been before Unlocker .. ?
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