Solved Folder on local drive gets no longer located in C:\users..

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
April 26, 2015 at 17:24:32
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, Core i7
I have a folder on my C drive that I am unable to open or delete. When I try to delete it, I get the error message, "This is no longer located in C:\users[...]. Verify the item's location and try again." When I try to open it, I get the error message, "C:\Users[...] refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be located on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network...." When I check the properties, security information is unavailable. I've run a checkdisk, which returned no errors, and I've tried to delete the parent folder--nothing happens, and I don't even get an error message.

My only thought is that there's a problem due to the fact that the folder name has mutlple periods in it, which might be messing with the file system, but I'm unable to rename it either.

Does anyone know how I can get rid of this folder?

Thanks,
Eric


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April 27, 2015 at 08:05:36
This might remove it as it does it on reboot when Windows is not running:
http://emcosoftware.com/move-on-boot

Otherwise a Live Linux CD (downloaded) should be able to do it. These work between RAM and CD only so will not mess with your Windows 7 which will come back when you start without the CD in the drive. Can give more info if you wish to do this.

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#1
April 26, 2015 at 17:32:17
What is the path of the folder? C:\Users will contain all the profiles stored on the system, so depending on how you're logged in, you may or many not have access to the folder.

Is the folder you're trying to access located in your profile?


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#2
April 26, 2015 at 19:05:23
Complete path is C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata\addon_data\plugin.video.genesis\XBMC Downloads\TVShows; the actual folder that I'm having the issues with is named S.H.I.E.L.D.. I am logged in as User, which has admin privileges.

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#3
April 27, 2015 at 05:07:55
Try reinstalling Kodi.

http://kodi.tv/download/


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#4
April 27, 2015 at 08:05:36
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This might remove it as it does it on reboot when Windows is not running:
http://emcosoftware.com/move-on-boot

Otherwise a Live Linux CD (downloaded) should be able to do it. These work between RAM and CD only so will not mess with your Windows 7 which will come back when you start without the CD in the drive. Can give more info if you wish to do this.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
April 27, 2015 at 08:30:04
Try the two tricks suggested by user indianacarnie in this thread

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-...

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#6
April 27, 2015 at 18:17:02
Well, have uninstalled XBMC, but the offending folder--and all its parent folders up the chain--are still there, and still unremovable.

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#7
April 27, 2015 at 19:57:47
Did you try the suggestions at #4?

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#8
April 28, 2015 at 18:44:41
Sometimes you can remove stubborn files and folders in command prompt. Are you familiar with command prompt/dos commands and navigating through directories?

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#9
April 28, 2015 at 19:49:30
Derek--

Haven't tried them yet. Wanted to see if the uninstall might work. Will follow those now.

Dave--

Yeah, tried to do del C:\... to no avail.


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#10
April 29, 2015 at 07:03:10
Success! Booted to Linux Mint via flash drive and was able to delete all the folders. Thanks all!

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#11
April 29, 2015 at 11:13:04
Yeah, Linux never fails at this - it's Windows that was stopping you. Thx for feedback.

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