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    Nobody expects the Senior Member Lemur's Avatar
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    Hey gang,

    As you may remember, I reinstalled Windows XP after getting some combination of infections that I couldn't bring under control. Everything went peachy, but I have one thing that I can't fix: The folder that would not die.

    It's on my storage drive, not my C:, and I can't remember what it was originally called. I've checked its permissions, scanned it with NOD32, tried Killbox, tried re-naming it (successfully), tried creating a new folder with the same name and replacing it, etc. Frankly, I've tried everything I can think of short of re-formatting the entire drive (which would be a bother, since it's a 500 gig drive nearly full of music, educational videos, Steam and a lot of other hoggish apps).

    Ideas? How should I destroy my empty, undead folder?
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    Default Re: The Folder The Would Not Die

    Have you tried Unlocker?

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    Nobody expects the Senior Member Lemur's Avatar
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    Just downloaded and tried it. No joy.

    -edit-

    I take it back, the app worked, it just took so long I thought it had frozen. Thanks!
    Last edited by Lemur; 05-19-2009 at 20:38.
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    Default Re: The Folder The Would Not Die

    Good thing we saved your course work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
    Hey gang,
    Ideas? How should I destroy my empty, undead folder?
    Have you tried GiPo Utilities? http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/U...Utilities.html

    It was recommended by someone here to remove a file from my sys that simply refused to be deleted.
    Worked like a charm. Your problem may not be the same, but worth a try.
    Ja-mata TosaInu

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