Problems Deleting Folder

By KT45
Feb 14, 2007
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  1. I seem to be having some kind of problem and I could sure use some help. I recently upgraded to Vista from WinXP. I had the same problem then as I do now. And that is, I have a folder that shows up in windows explorer that I cannot delete. There is nothing in the folder to delete. I even turned on the show all system files. When I click on the folder I get c:\x\xx refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, etc. I am logged on as administrator. I have even searched for the folder in Registry and nothing found. Thanks
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Have you tried deleting the folder from safe mode?

    Maybe you should give this utility a try.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. KT45

    KT45 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Tried that and no luck. But since my post, I d/l a utility called delete invalid file and it worked without any problems. Thanks.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    That`s good news and thanks for letting us know. Any chance of a link to the utility you used?

    Regards Howard :)
  5. tweaks_sav

    tweaks_sav Newcomer, in training Posts: 190

  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    I might have recommended chkdsk. This could be a file system issue.
    • Start > Run
    • Type chkdsk /f
    • *If your problem is with another drive other than C:, you can specify the drive letter like so chkdsk D: /f
    • Key [Enter]
    • A black screen will appear that asks you if you'd like to run chkdsk upon your next restart.
    • Type Y
    • Key [Enter]
    • Restart your computer.
    With any luck, chkdsk will fun a full check of your file system and fix whatever file system issue may be responsible... if this is indeed a fs issue.
  7. geekygirl63

    geekygirl63 Newcomer, in training Posts: 70

    Oops - Didnt see the solution
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