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Cannot delete file, no matter what


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LFCDANNY

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I have a folder that is simply undeletable. If i highlight it and press delete or shift delete, I get 'Windows explorer has encountered a problem'

If i so much as click on it, just a highlight, up comes the errror. Please help me on this, i need help real bad :whistling:

EDIT: ALSO, TRIED AND FAILED IN SAFE MODE

Edited by LFCDANNY, 08 May 2007 - 06:02 PM.

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Major Payne

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Download and install Unlocker and see if that helps. Hopefully, you are wanting to delete a folder not a systems folder.

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No, i cant even click it. Never mind use a program, I tried that before.
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Try using Killbox on it. All that is necessary is to type the full path to the folder into Killbox, mark "Remove at boot," press the red button and reboot. It is not required to touch the offending folder at all.
http://www.majorgeek...lBox_d4709.html
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No, i cant even click it. Never mind use a program, I tried that before.

You don't need to click it with Unlocker. If the assistant is running it will popup a window which gives you options. Select the one to remove file on boot up. Or drag file/folder onto the icon for same action. Use whichever program you want. They both do the same at boot up.

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Edited by Major Payne, 09 May 2007 - 03:32 PM.

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Posting hung up. Deleted one of double posts.
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Edited by Major Payne, 09 May 2007 - 03:32 PM.

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I tried the killbox delete on reboot. It rebooted but it was still there
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Hi lfcdanny. Try this DelinvFile - Delete Invalid Files and Folders

http://www.purgeie.c...elinv/index.htm

Edited by Dwight, 09 May 2007 - 05:14 PM.

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Dwight:

'Acess violation at address 20676E75. Read of address 20676E75. Occured at: 00000000

Please report this message to the vendor ...'

Then the program closes.
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Hi LECDANNY. I don't know why that don't work?

look at this one then,

http://www.kellys-ko...om/xp_d.htm#del

Hope it helps

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HI LFCDANNY. Here another place you can get Delinvfile 1.04 see if it will work.

http://www.surfpack....are/suredelete/

Also take a look at this

http://www.geekstogo...TE-t102531.html

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To be honest, i dont think it matters what i do. I now realise whether it is double clicked, right clicked, accessed from a profile, from a different account or even shouted at. It just wont budge :whistling:
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You might try all this in Safe Mode, but better yet, trot over to the Malware Section of this forum and follow the pinned instructions there. Then let them look at your HiJackThis log (post there only and only when asked to). Just might be infected. Post back here if having same problem after being declared clean.

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*trots over to malware forum*

Cheers.
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*trots over to malware forum*

Cheers.

:whistling: Good luck to you.

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