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I can't delete a folder from my C drive

Posted on 2011-02-28
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I have Domain admin rights. I have a folder on my desktop called 22Desktop. It has a bunch of folders in it called Desktop that came all by themselves.  When I try ti delete this folder it won't let me. I have attached a picture.  Anyone got any ideas on how I can get rid of this folder once and for all?
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by:Darryl Allen
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If you boot into Safe Mode can you delete them?
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by:ded9
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Launch process explorer or task manager and end process related to open office. After you had stopped all the process related to open office then try to delete the folder.



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Darren Sharples earned 1000 total points
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You can either rename each folder in the tree to single letter (eg. rename all folders to "a".
Or use a program such as this one:

http://www.purgeie.com/delinv/dldelinv.htm

Ive not used this one myself but there is lots about
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by:bauerbuilt
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worked like a charm. thanks.
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The file is back again this morning....
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by:ded9
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which file ????

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by:bauerbuilt
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Sorry that whole 22Desktop folder that left yesterday.
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by:Darren Sharples
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thats strange.  have you checked for viruses? sounds very suspicous to me.  maybe have a look in your msconfig and see if you can identify anything "funny" looking
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