Directory Not Empty

Posted on 2006-05-26
Last Modified: 2006-11-18
I have a directory, which is 0 bytes and does not contain any hidden or system files and it will not delete.  I can't delete it in windows, in command prompt, or even in safe mode.  I always get "Directory Not Empty"

No viruses are present in the system.

What in the world is going on?
Question by:jet46
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    Hi jet46,

    try from safe mode or the recovery console
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    Run a virus check on the partition.
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    by:FriarTuk    take ownership of files & folders
    boot into safe mode command prompt only, as administrator, navigate to the folder
    do "dir /ah" & "dir /as", if any files are found delete them
    then go back to parent folder "cd.." & do "rd foldername"
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    Author Comment

    Well, none of the above worked.  I tried every item on your list r-k.  I think I will just reformat. Its time anyway!

    Thanks for your help,
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    Probably a corrupted entry in the directory. I suppose a reformat can't hurt, just make sure everything of use is backed up. Thanks.

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