Need to delete a folder in Temporary Internet files/Low/Content.IE5 but too big to delete with normal delete methods
Posted on 2014-09-24
I have a system with Windows Vista Home Prem 32 bit.
The c:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5 folder
has a sub folder (HHQLRLW) I can not delete and it is slowing down any Virus scans (and do not want to exclude from scans). Let's
It probably has over 85,000 .js, html and other files. System likely had Malware on it but is now clean but can not delete this folder.
I tired deleting from IE 9 (installed) by clearing or moving Temp folder but does not do anything to get rid of this folder at all with it's massive files messing up the virus full scans.
I have been able to boot up and scan the system with AVG and it is clean of Malware. Just need this folder deleted as listed.
I have tried various ways but when I try and delete that subfolder (HHQLRLW in my case) it sites there "Calculating" for hours, days and never comes back.
I have tried booted up on 3rd party tool (Spotmau) running Win PE env. to delete but same issue.
I have tried command line delete command "del * /A:H /S" but that also never works or completes.
There must be a simple, and quick, way to delete this folder and all it's contents.
Any help is appreciated.