I have the game called F.E.A.R (FEAR w/DLC's, FEAR2, and FEAR3) in my Steam Library. In the event I ever want to re-install Steam, I want a backup of the game files. FEAR2 and FEAR3 were successfully backed up. FEAR on the other hand has given me a headache. I've since successfully managed to get it done but not by using the default folder name "F.E.A.R." for backup. I eventually renamed the default and used "F.E.A.R. 1". First attempt was including the DLC links. That is the main game link and two additional DLC links pointing back to the main game files. The DLC's are basically embedded within the main game files. So the links were not important. Good thing too, because when I add the links to be in the backup, the backup appears to complete but never gives the finished status. That makes me question whether I should trust the backup. After three attempts to complete with failure, I decided to drop the DLC links and just backup the main game files. Second attempt is where my issue is at. After removing the DLC links, the default name for backup is "F.E.A.R.". Don't ask me why or how the name "F.E.A.R." cannot be read from, renamed, moved, or deleted. Now the parent folder can be edited and moved, but not deleted with the sub-folder "F.E.A.R.". While trying to backup the game, I've ended up with three of these folders I cannot modify or remove. Third attempt was successful, once I realized the DLC's links were causing a problem and the default backup name was not a good idea. I usually don't have to worry about user permissions with the third party file manager I use. I have also booted into Mini XP from Hiren's BootCD and faced the very same problem in a completely different OS. Now for the questions. Short of deleting the partition, do you guys have any ideas as to how I can remove this folder? And if you have any idea as to why this particular folder name is causing problems, I'd really like an explanation. After reading comments from "I can't delete a Steam game backup.", question number one is answered. Use a DOS command "RD /S F.E.A.R.". Question number two is still open. Why was this an issue to begin with?