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    File/Folder Won't Delete (XP Sp-2)

    How the heck do I get rid of a folder (and a file in same) that shows in Explorer, but cannot be deleted (Says it's empty)?

    I tried Unlocker, and no go.

    Anything stronger (Short of formatting) ?

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    Re: File/Folder Won't Delete (XP Sp-2)

    You could try Dr. Delete. It's <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>.
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    Re: File/Folder Won't Delete (XP Sp-2)

    Morning Chuck

    When you say that it is in Windows Explorer, is it just a folder you have created or is it in a system folder?

    Could you do the following to assist me and the other guys please

    1) Ensure that in Tools | Folder Options
    a) Click the View tab
    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] Under Hidden Files and Folders, click Show Hidden files and folders
    c) Apply | OK

    2) Do any files appear in that folder that were not there before goto 3
    3) If you could give us the file path of the folders and files it may give some clues

    Thanks
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    Re: File/Folder Won't Delete (XP Sp-2)

    Delete Files in Use, <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15> eeerrrr,

    I would rather Chuck told us what he wanted to delete before using your idea (which is a good one BTW) though <img src=/S/hiding.gif border=0 alt=hiding width=70 height=24>
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    Re: File/Folder Won't Delete (XP Sp-2)

    Jerry:

    I have the "Show All Hidden Files and Folders" on... It is *one shortcut* to a now non-existing file that won't go away. It is in a set of copies I made of my "C" drive for backup. It's in a folder of the backup of my Quick Launch bar; and the path to it is:

    D:C_CopyCocuments and SettingsCWBillowApplication DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchCommWebLogsPW.comDrafts and ResearchTaking SidesDraft One.lnk.

    It is the ONLY item left (at present) below "D:C_Copy". All others have been moved out.

    Since there are other files and such on the partition, I can't just format iot (easily).

    Dunno.

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    Re: File/Folder Won't Delete (XP Sp-2)

    Well..... now we know. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> I'll leave the rest of this dance to you and Chuck. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: File/Folder Won't Delete (XP Sp-2)

    Great, I am happy, I was scared it was a system file. I think Chuck should use the application suggested in <post:=660,632>post 660,632</post:> what do you think? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: File/Folder Won't Delete (XP Sp-2)

    Sounds like a good idea to me. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: File/Folder Won't Delete (XP Sp-2)

    Thanks Chuck

    I should go for Doc's suggestion then <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: File/Folder Won't Delete (XP Sp-2)

    Dr. Delete killed it.

    Thanks guys.

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    Re: File/Folder Won't Delete (XP Sp-2)

    <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
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    Re: File/Folder Won't Delete (XP Sp-2)

    <hr>...I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow... <hr>
    And you just borrowed two of the "goodest!" <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>


    (In Kentucky, we say "borried" rather than "borrowed.")

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    Re: File/Folder Won't Delete (XP Sp-2)

    Al:

    I figger Woodrow had it right -- at least about this. And who turns down free genius?

    A bit in conflict with typical Wilsonian principles, but then, what the Hey!

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