cannot delete folder "folder is in use" i really need help!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by ladyassassin, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. ladyassassin

    ladyassassin Guest

    I've searched google and tried the methods, but i still can't delet
    the folder.. it says folder is in use..

    i cannot rename it, and delete the files inside.. almost tried som
    methods searched on google..

    i wanted to use unlocker but it says it doesn't suppoer x64 yet..

    have you tried resolving this? please help! I've been trying to delet
    it for about a month now, do you know any other and clear methods
    please please i beg you.. :
     
    ladyassassin, Mar 3, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    And what is the name and location of this folder? Have you tried booting
    into Safe Mode?
     
    Gordon, Mar 3, 2009
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    Andy Guest

    del "I wonder what the name of this folder is, and is it truly empty"
     
    Andy, Mar 3, 2009
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  4. ladyassassin

    Flavius Guest

    1.Have you tried to remove this folder in safe mode?Did you chec
    permissions for this folder
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/157304-folder-permissions.htm
    What is error message when you are trying to remove it
    2.If everything fails and you can't remove it due to busy process o
    wrong name the best way is to use any liveCD with linux to remove this
    For example you can use this small liveCD linux 'DSL information
    (http://damnsmalllinux.org/
    Burn it and boot it
     
    Flavius, Mar 3, 2009
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  5. ladyassassin

    +Bob+ Guest


    FYI - once you change the permissions, you may need to reboot. I've
    seen instances when Vista still refused delete access even though the
    file was clearly delete-able. A reboot allowed the delete.
     
    +Bob+, Mar 3, 2009
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  6. Are you sure it is safe to delete this folder? Maybe you don't want to...

    Note that if it is something like My Documents, it's a link put in to
    assure compatibility with older versions of Windows.
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Mar 3, 2009
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    ladyassassin

    Which or what folder is it. Is it a Windows protected folder which you cannot and
    should not even try to delete. What are we talking about here. Give more info and we
    will give info on how to delete correctly and effortlessly
     
    Peter Foldes, Mar 4, 2009
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  8. ladyassassin

    ladyassassin Guest

    i copied a folder from mmd (from my psp) and pasted it on desktop. th
    folder contains an installer of a game, so the folder name is somewha
    metal gear, there was a problem installing it and the installer fil
    vanished, there were two files that was removed after that error, when
    tried deleting the folder it said it was in use, restarted it an
    renamed (error on that) and i still can't delete it.

    i tried to uncheck the read-only and delete the folder but i can'
    still delete it. and when i checked the properties, the read-only i
    checked again. there are some files still in the folder and i can'
    delete one, it's says it's in use and stuff.
     
    ladyassassin, Mar 6, 2009
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  9. ladyassassin

    Flavius Guest

    Use liveCD on linux (my previous post
     
    Flavius, Mar 6, 2009
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  10. ladyassassin

    ladyassassin Guest

    does that work for vista
     
    ladyassassin, Mar 6, 2009
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  11. ladyassassin

    Flavius Guest

    Installed system have no any meaning to this.This bootable DVD -lik
    all liveCD.You just have to boot liveCD and remove this problemati
    folder :sleepy
     
    Flavius, Mar 6, 2009
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  12. ladyassassin

    +Bob+ Guest

    If you boot from Linux, it will do anything you ask to the file system
    on windows. Nothing can be locked.

    FWIW, I think you can get rid of the file through windows, but the
    Linux method will work.
     
    +Bob+, Mar 6, 2009
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  13. ladyassassin

    ladyassassin Guest

    okay i'll try and will post again for the result.. thanks~
     
    ladyassassin, Mar 7, 2009
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