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unable to delete folder with corrupt files


hssutton
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I was using Acronis to copy one drive to another, after several minutes Acronis stopped with the message unable to copy drive, or words to that effect.

I now see that one folder was corrupted during this process, I'm now unable to delete this folder. I have since transfered all the folders bar this corrupt one, but every time I attempt to delete/copy this folder the pc freezes. Running W7.

Advice please on way to proceed.

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Peter

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hssutton,

You could try pressing the Shift key when trying to delete the folder. This can work as it stops Windows putting the folder into the Recycle Bin.

Peter.

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hssutton

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Unable to try your suggestion as when I tried to open the drive in question my pc froze. Unable to restart with that drive connected. Will attempt to delete by connecting the drive via USB

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D@ve

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If you still have no success then try formatting the drive (I assume you have no data on there that isn't already on your PC's main hard drive?)

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hssutton

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Connecting the drive via USB allowed me to uninstall the offending file. So all is ok now.

many thanks.

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