Can't seem to delete folder in XP - please help!

  Evenstar* 19:33 30 Sep 05


I have a folder left over from a user account that has long since been deleted but when I try and delete the folder (which is located in C:\Document and Settings) I get a message: Cannot delete Showfolder[1]:cannot find specified file. - I've tried renaming, rebooting and deleting it, I've tried deleting in in safe mode but to no i stuck with this folder? seems to be taking up 900+ megabites according to the properties...please help!!!

  Kenneth-266656 19:48 30 Sep 05

Have you tried opening the folder or is one of those more unusual extensions. I seem to remember a while ago on this forum an application for opening such files was listed

  Joe R 19:50 30 Sep 05


this little bit of software, may be what you need.

click here

  Joe R 19:54 30 Sep 05

click here

another link which may interest you.

  VoG II 20:19 30 Sep 05
  Evenstar* 12:01 01 Oct 05

Hi Torwalker, yes but the folder appears to be empty.

Thanks Joe and VoG, I tried all those but they seem to go on the assumption that the folder can't be deleted because it's in use, whereas the message is saying: Cannot delete Showfolder[1]:cannot find specified file

What to do???? :(

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