Thumb drive - directory is not empty

Posted on 2005-05-11
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
OS: Windows XP Pro SP2

I am trying to delete a folder off my Thumb Drive and keep getting this error:

"Cannot delete folder because the directory is not empty"

Tried right-clicking the thumb drive and formatting and get the same error. Any ideas??
Question by:Trihimbulus

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star57tech earned 500 total points
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Yes, There is a corrupted directory on the thunb drive, If you have 2000 or xp , right click on my computer | Manage | Disk Maqnagement | Right click on the drive and delete, then format


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morrelle676 earned 500 total points
ID: 13981755
If this thumb drive has a secured partition then you will not be able to delete or format the drive using disk management.  I would try the thumb drive in another PC and format it that way.  If all else fails find a deep body of water and chunk it in.  They are not that expensive anymore...

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