Cannot Delete Folder (cannot read from the source file or disc)
Posted on 2003-11-24
The other day I tried to install McAfee AntiVirus. When asked to define the installation path, I defined it as follows:
"AntiVirus\Mcafee" were folders that didn't exist.
Next screen asked for final confirmation, and i decided to cancel installation.
After exiting folder "AntiVirus\Mcafee" was listed in explorer, and tried to delete it.
The system reported
" Cannot delete McAfee : Cannot find the specified file "
" Make sure you specified the correct path and file name "
Tried to run scandisk/defrag, both completed without an error message.
Folders seem to be empty, the only problem is that they appear and are unwanted..
Hard disk is 60GB, partitioned as
"c:\ 15.81Gb NTFS, d:\16.06Gb FAT32 and e:\ 25.39 NTFS".
I created a .txt file in McAfee folder (although it is reported as non-existing), which can be edited and deleted.
System is WinXP Pro w/ Sp1 and all updates installed.
I even tried to delete folders in safe mode but nothing happened either...