When delete won't do it...

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  1. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

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    There are times when I need to copy folders from one drive to another - particularly an external HDD. Later, when I need to delete or transfer that folder it sometimes registers as corrupt.

    Now no matter what I do I can't get rid of those folders by deleting or shredding. Re-formatting is the only way I know... so far.

    How can I easily kill a folder that is immune or insubordinate to the "DELETE" instruction?
     
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  3. GlobalForce

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    Hi tisatashar,

    Have you taken into account the "attributes" of file's contained in those folder's (system, hidden, etc ...)?
    Quick overview - http://www.xxcopy.com/xxcopy06.htm

    You might try from within a cmd shell (as I suspect you've been using copy/delete from the simple file/edit menu's) if no such file's are present.
    Traverse (cd) drive's employing the /d switch, copy using the /v switch, delete individual file's with del and it's switches, rd for folder's.

    System or hidden file's involved? XP ship's with xcopy.


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  4. Franklin

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    The surest way to delete any folder is to boot from a Bart PE live cd and navigate around the hard drive with the A43 File Management Utility.
     
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