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    Lounger
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    Can't delete folder (XP Home SP2)

    Hi, everyone.

    While playing around in the Start/Programs list, I accidentally dragged the "Administrative Tools" entry onto the desktop. The result is an empty folder on the desktop called "Administrative Tools" which I can't delete!
    I have tried in Safe Mode,
    I have tried renaming it (successfully) and then deleting.
    I have tried MoveOnBoot.
    All to no avail.
    The message I receive is that it is a system folder that is essential to Windows operation.

    It's not doing any harm, I suppose, but it's an annoyance. Can anyone help?

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    Re: Can't delete folder (XP Home SP2)

    Try: <post:=578,039>post 578,039</post:> or <post:=577,692>post 577,692</post:>

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    Re: Can't delete folder (XP Home SP2)

    Hi.
    That was quick! Thanks for the reply. I was just about to return to say that in the interim I found Killbox which has deleted it. (Everything else still works - so far.....)

    Now, back to what caused the messing around in the first place, which is that my list of program files is in columns and extends beyond the edge of the screen; and it doesn't scroll at all so I have to guess what is there (I was trying to drag it when I dragged the folder in question).
    So - back to the task.

    Again, thank you for your interest.

    Regards

    kbr

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