folder wont delete

  Boss AC 10:52 11 Nov 03
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Hello everyone

I have a folder in my desktop, i wanted to delete it but it wont delete, i deleted the contents inside but the folder wont delete, it tells me it is being used by someone or another program.

Thank You for any help given

  Lozzy 10:57 11 Nov 03

Re Boot your PC then re try.. If it still won't delete then re boot in safe mode by pressing F8 I think!! during boot up then delete the folder..

What is the folder?? Is it a system Folder?? Windows will not let you delete a folder that it needs so be sure before deleting..

  hugh-265156 10:58 11 Nov 03

restart the computer,when its starting up keep tapping F5

select safe mode from the options

you should be able to delete it now.

  hugh-265156 10:59 11 Nov 03

just in case your wondering

f8 and f5 both do the same thing

  johnnyrocker 10:59 11 Nov 03

what os? was the folder created by you? what is the folder type? if a program is using it which one? and can you delete the prog through add/remove?

cheers.

johnny.

  Cretin07 11:00 11 Nov 03

or if all else fails then do a clean boot by loading up msconfig and then unclick three settings in the main tab which are the first two miss one and then the last one. then restart pc and delete. msconfig is start>run>msconfig

  Boss AC 11:02 11 Nov 03

All done, ive deleted it, thank you all for your help

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