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Can't delete empty folder on my desktop.

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    What is the name of this little bugger? If it is a dynamic link to any protected files, it may not be deletable.

    I was probably the one who suggested Unlocker, but File Assassin is just as effective. When you installed unlocker did you avoid installing the "Delta Toolbar" that comes with it? You have to select "Custom Install" while you are installing it and then uncheck the toolbar.

    Can you make a screenshot of the file as it appears on the desktop as well as what it inside of it? Let's have a look-see. Make sure you make "Hidden and System files visible" - You can do that in Folder View Options, in the Explorer toolbar under "View"
    You know what? After writing a reply and taking a few pictures and being about to post them I decided to check if I could move or delete the file, I couldn't, I decided to try again with Unlocker, and for whatever reason, it deleted it.
    Here are the pictures anyways:

    Photo Album - Imgur

    The second shows the extra space after the whole name, the third shows how it doesn't display any info, and the fourth shows the fact that I can't acess the security info of folder.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    That's great news Paulo. I'm happy to hear that you finally got that 0 byte file deleted.
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Saints Row, IV, e28, so it was a TV show ep? Was it in archives? If it was in archives, WinRAR, 7Zip or other Archiving program may have had it open for some reason, maybe from Startup. Or, maybe it was a torrent? An active torrent that would have prevented it's deletion as well if it the folder was part of it.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Saints Row, IV, e28, so it was a TV show ep? Was it in archives? If it was in archives, WinRAR, 7Zip or other Archiving program may have had it open for some reason, maybe from Startup. Or, maybe it was a torrent? An active torrent that would have prevented it's deletion as well if it the folder was part of it.
    Nope, it was a video that I recorded from a game, that was episode 28.
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  5. #15


    United States
    Posts : 1
    OSX 10.9.2/ Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit with Media Center


    I am having the same problem. Except I think my Wondershare Video Converter caused the problem, my graphics driver was apparently having a problem with the program because every time I tried to run the program today it would cause my computer to blue screen with a driver compatibility error (SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION). I managed to fix the problem by making the program only use my cpu but I cannot delete the folder, unlocker does not work either. What might have caused this?
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  6. #16


    Well here is what I did. I renamed it and it suddenly became the "New Folder" I had just opened.

    That is all I know......
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  7. #17


    Posts : 1
    windows7


    Try this.Restart your computer and delete the folder.It worked for me.
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