Folder Won't Delete on External HDD

By JesseM
Feb 21, 2010
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  1. I've got a 1TB external, and I'm currently running Win7. This external has been plugged in to many different computers over the years. Somehow it ended up with a locked folder named "708a74c9963bfa0825" with a whole bunch of stuff inside that I don't recognize (lots of .dll's). When I try to delete or edit the folder in any way I get "You need permission to delete this folder" blah blah blah. I'd just love to get rid of this folder. I've tried the "Unlocker" freeware, but it doesn't seem to work with Win7. Any ideas?
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,130   +251

  3. JesseM

    JesseM TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 258

    Looked promising, but it doesn't support 64-bit OS.
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,130   +251

  5. JesseM

    JesseM TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 258

    Thanks Broni. However, the program was unable to delete (or unlock) the folder. It said there were no processes responsible for it being locked. When I tried selecting an individual file within the locked folder, it told me I needed "permission" to open the file.
  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,130   +251

  7. JesseM

    JesseM TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 258

    Thank you so much, that worked perfectly. Very nice little utility, I'll have to remember it. Take care.
  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,130   +251

    Cool :)............
  9. tengeta

    tengeta TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 632

    You'd also be surprised how many things can suddenly be deleted by booting into safe mode. Thanks for the link Broni I'll be grabbing that myself.
  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,130   +251

    You're welcome :)
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