Can not delete a folder

October 20, 2009 at 15:35:21
Specs: Windows XP
when ever i try to remove a folder then the message come that the filename, directory name, volume label syntax is incorrect. this message comes :S

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#1
October 20, 2009 at 15:42:48
try Move on Boot, Unlocker or Dr Delete, they are all free and will help you delete the folder.

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#2
October 20, 2009 at 16:08:59
sir in that folder there is no file i just want to delete the complete folder it has occupied about 1gb of my drive and when i open it there is no file in it :)

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#3
October 20, 2009 at 16:13:53
An empty folder that takes up 1gb. Sounds like a corrupted drive.
Run chkdsk.

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#4
October 20, 2009 at 16:29:35
just delete the folder then with one of the tools I mentioned.

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#5
October 21, 2009 at 13:11:35
still no progress

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#6
October 21, 2009 at 16:17:23
1. What is the name of the folder and its location?

2. What exactly happened when you tried the suggestions given in post #1?

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#7
October 21, 2009 at 16:46:04
Try something I did once Create a new Folder and put the bad
Folder in it and than Delete the new folder.
cg

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#8
October 22, 2009 at 02:29:37
C:\Documents and Settings\saqib

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#9
October 22, 2009 at 10:20:12
If all else fails, download Puppy Linux Live CD (create CD from ISO download). Linux will then boot and run from the CD without affecting your XP installation in any way. You can then find the file and delete it.

You will need to ensure that the CD boots before your 'C' drive, which can be changed in BIOS (temporarily or permanently) if necessary.

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#10
October 22, 2009 at 11:18:29
This is probably a virus which is not allowing you to delete this directory....

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/2...


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#11
October 22, 2009 at 13:45:12
I would say the poster never tried the deletion programs I sent him because Dr Delete would certainly delete that folder.

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#12
October 23, 2009 at 08:39:04
Come on Gudda, tell us what you've tried

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#13
October 23, 2009 at 18:08:57
... just another time waster I guess.

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