here is an interesting problem which I never had before (I just reinstalled windows on a new hard drive) If I go to any folder and delete the contents of it then go up one level and click on the now empty folder and try to delete it I can't. The system tell me that it cannot delete the file as it is in use by another program or person. close any programs that might be using the file and try again. First I have no other programs and I just rebooted the system. Secondly I have not reformatted my drive to any other type other than NTFS which allowed me to delete folders before. Now here is the interesting part. If I just go to a folder I can delete it (and it's contents) and it gets done. Only if I click into the folder once to view the files then click back up one level. This is quite frustrating as I never had this problem before. The only differance is that I am running windows on a 200MB hard drive instead of the 120MB drive. Any suggestions?