Can't delete folders in Vista

Microsoft Windows vista ultimate w/sp1
December 28, 2009 at 14:32:55
Specs: Windows Vista
I cannot delete two different folders. They're in
my temp folder on the root drive of the internal
drive. The names are no longer than 30 chars
each. When trying to delete, I get the msg
"Could not find this item... This is no longer
located in...."

When running from elevated cmd prompt, dir /x
does not give me the 8.3 name. Instead, it
lists the full name. It will not permit a cmd to
"rd" nor will it allow a rename. On "rd" the msg
"The system cannot find the file specified"
after a y/n prompt.

I'd like to remove these folders, but Vista
appears to like them. I've tried other delete tools, to no avail. I've also taken them over and have all necessary permissions.

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January 7, 2010 at 15:19:13
You could try to delete items inside the folder, then delete the empty folder. I had same problem and this is how I handled the issue.

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