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cannot delete folder.

By srai
Sep 16, 2007
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  1. Since i am using windows XP, thought this is the right place to keep my problem.

    "CANNOT DELETE FILE.....THE DIRECTORY IS NOT EMPTY"
    i encounter this message whenever i try to delete some folders containing downloaded html pages from my flash drive.

    what do i do with this..........solution please. i can't keep formatting it all the time.
  2. matav

    matav TS Enthusiast Posts: 174

    the folder has corrupted files... i encountered this problem myself and i didnt find another way to get rid of it except by formatting the pen drive.
  3. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    for corrupted files go start/run and type in cmd, when the black box comes up type in "sfc scannow" this will scann for missing or corrupted files and try to repair them.

    Regards Jase
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 837

    do you have view hidden and system files enabled in windows explorer? there might be files in the folder that aren't shown otherwise.
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