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The Directory is not empty


mikerobb
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Recently I have been getting the following error when

trying to delete folders:

Error Deleting File or Folder

(red circle with white "x") Cannot remove folder blah: The

directory is not empty.

[OK]

Ive tried 'rd <foldername> /s' in DOS but get access denied. Can anyone provide me with some suggestions please.

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From the console prompt do DIR /A. There's probably a desktop.ini still sitting in there. ATTRIB -S -H -R *.* and then DEL *.* before removing the directory.

"Unable to change attribute - C:pagefile.sys"

this is the response i get. any ideas. btw thanks guys for your help

try "unlocker" > google

Doesnt work for me. thanks though

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from the command prompt

drill down to the directory you are having problems with....

type this in

dir /a

if the file called "desktop.ini" is in there....type this in

attrib -r -s -h desktop.ini

or what ever file name is in that folder...

then delete the folder

or you can boot up with a live cd such as bartpe and del the directory

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From the console prompt do DIR /A. There's probably a desktop.ini still sitting in there. ATTRIB -S -H -R *.* and then DEL *.* before removing the directory.

"Unable to change attribute - C:pagefile.sys"

this is the response i get. any ideas. btw thanks guys for your help

Either you're trying to wipe the root of the drive or your pagefile has been set to the directory you're trying to remove. Change the location of the pagefile to somewhere else, reboot, and then try again.
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