Cannot delete Folder

  Curio 14:32 11 Aug 08
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In Windows XP SP2.
Get the message Error deleting file or folder.
Cannot delete Title> Cannot find specified file.
Make sure you specify the correct path and file name.

Initially tried to delete File and content. The content deleted but left the folder behind. Have tried reinstalling to the folder but no joy. Tried moving file to another drive to delete there. No joy. Reason for removal, this folder is messing up my Backup routine, which refuses to complete. Any offers of help gratefully accepted.

  Ex plorer 14:43 11 Aug 08

Have you tried dragging and dropping to recycle bin,

  Curio 14:48 11 Aug 08

Any method of deletion produces the same response.

try unlocker
click here

  Ditch999 15:13 11 Aug 08

Usually a file in use cannot be deleted. If your backup programme is accessing it then it will be in use.

Have you tried deleting it in Safe Mode?

  mfletch 15:17 11 Aug 08

Unlocker should remove it on the next restart

  john bunyan 15:19 11 Aug 08

Agree with Ditch999. Try Safe mode.

  RCMB 15:40 11 Aug 08

I have a similar problem. Have not found a proper solution, but have used MoveOnBoot programme to work round it.

  Ex plorer 15:47 11 Aug 08

Just an idea can you rename the folder and then delete it.

  recap 15:57 11 Aug 08

Can you right click the folder and take ownership?

Right click and select Properties/Security/Advanced/Owner

  Curio 17:31 11 Aug 08

Tried Unlocker. Did not solve the problem.

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