cant delete folder

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  1. chris45

    chris45 Registered Member

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    on the start menu i have a picture folder i can't delete its empty and i cant open it. I think i cant delete it because i deleted the shortcut icon in the menu where you keep your music folder and picture folder and documents folder. How can i delete it
     
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    can you right click on it and select remove from list?
     
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    Windows is probably locking it so use a free program like "Unlocker" or "MoveOnBoot" to get rid of it.
     
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    i cant use unlocker it doesnt show when i right click it.
     
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    i tried creating another file named pictures and it wouldnt let me it said i can only merge it and when i merged it disappears. I cant rename it and if i click on properties its empty.
     
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    You need to browse for it through the unlocker gui by clicking the exe
     
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    very strange i did what you told me and it reappeared on my menu after using the unlocker gui i didnt have to use unlocker to remove it at that point
     
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    You may need to use RemoveOnBoot or similar so that it is deleted when windows doesn't have it's claws on it.
     
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    why is was a folder and it has been removed what would i look for to delete because it is gone now
     
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    Sorry but i'm not an expert.

    I just did some maintenance on my laptop (uninstalled several programs, manual cleaning of the registry, etc) :eek: and had to use Unlocker on 2 folders from 2 different programs that were still left over after the uninstall and wouldn't delete o_O Unlocker reported neither were locked and i selected unlocker to delete them. First folder took 3 tries but was successful and the other Unlocker deleted during re-boot. Excellent program :thumb:
     
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