iTunes reorganised mixed artist albums + restricted access to folders/files

hi,

I recently installed iTunes onto my XP system.

I think I selected iTunes to automatically reorganise my music folders by artist/album etc

I believe iTunes has taken all mixed artist albums and put them in there own folder under the artist name/album name/song - splitting these albums into single folders per song!

I can deal with this and put things back as needed.

But now I am only allowed limited access to the folders. After moving the songs back to the correct folder, I am denied access to delete the unwanted folder made by iTunes.

message: CANNOT DELETE "folder name": IT IS BEING USED BY ANOTHER PERSON OR PROGRAM.
CLOSE ANY PROGRAMS THAT MIGHT BE USING THE FILE AND TRY AGAIN.

I cannot find any program using these folders, I have uninstalled iTunes for the moment.

What can I do??

thanks
mexmanzAsked:
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YaakovSCommented:
 Try checking if there are any process left running from itunes (click Start>Run> then type msconfig, and see if under the startup tab there is a process called Itunes helper if it's there make sure it's unchecked) then try restarting your computer.
mexmanzAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your comment.

Using msconfig, I could not find ITunes helper in the startup tab.

Found iPodService in the services file. Unchecked this and rebooted, still not able to delete the unwanted folders?

where do i go from here?!!!

thanks
YaakovSCommented:
 Ok, try changing the name of the folder first, if that doesn’t work you might want to give this utility a try
http://www.softwarepatch.com/software/moveonboot.html

 It lets you edit/move/delete files before windows has a chance to start up (and lock them).
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mexmanzAuthor Commented:
Not much luck!!! its being very stubborn!

Couldn't rename the folders - denied

Using the MoveOnBoot software, I chose the folder to delete, after reboot it was still there.

it allowed me to rename the folder, but still denied access to delete the renamed folder.

YaakovSCommented:
Should have mentioned this earlier, but did you try Shift-Delete (it causes it to bypass the Recycle Bin which may sometimes is the problem)
YaakovSCommented:
  Or heres another program thats supposed to let you delete locked files
http://www.topdrawerdownloads.com/download/104402

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YaakovSCommented:
Might as well post this now, if that one doesn’t work you can try this one
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
YaakovSCommented:
opps sorry i just  posted a link to the same program twice.
YaakovSCommented:
mexmanzAuthor Commented:
excellent info thanks - finally worked with 'unlocker'.

much appreciated
Very Happy New Year :)
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