Cannot delete folders+

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  1. cinmcw

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    I have a few folders (each located on a different harddrive) and even one font that I can't delete. The folders were created by me and are empty (I deleted contents but can't delete the folder). I have tried various software to delete these, but since the message when I try to delete states that the folder is not there, the software can't "see" the folder and therefore cannot delete it.

    Please help! Thank you very much!

    Cindy
     
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    V_R ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Moderator

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    *waiting for the long path tool spam.....*
     
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    V_R, cinmcw is the real deal, she just takes 6 months to answer a post!!!!:lol:
     
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    Maybe, but am posting by phone so I cba to check it out. ;)

    It was gut instinct.....
     
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    But you never know!
    Watch this space, well not this space another space on the forum.:dance:
     
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    Whos to say that the OP will be the spammer... ;)
     
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    Assuming you're using Windows try booting in Safe Mode, you may be able to delete the folders whilst in Safe Mode.

    Alternatively download a small Linux Live Distro, and either boot it from a USB stick or burn to CD and boot to a live distro with that.

    Within the live Linux you should be able to delete the folders.

    Note: A live Linux distro resides solely within your computer's memory, it won't mess with any Windows boot settings.
     
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    I have no clue what you guys are referring to as far as a spammer and phoning in, but I thank you for your reply and will try your suggestions! Thank you very much!

    Cindy

     
    cinmcw, Apr 7, 2012
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    I thought I mentioned I was seriously ill and hospitalized for 3 months. That's why I never returned to respond! :sleep:


     
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    It's nothing personal. Just that this kind of topic usually results in spam of one kind or another. :)

    Part of the reason I replied is so I would get an email upon a reply to the thread.

    :)
     
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    I'm not offended...just didn't know if I was doing something wrong or what! :) Thanks for explaining! :)


     
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