Unable to delete empty folder in d drive

January 31, 2012 at 11:49:57
Specs: Windows XP
Unable to del a Empty Folder in D drive.
Its empty and when ever i try to delete it a message is shown that it is in use cant delete...kindly tell me how can i delete it???

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#1
January 31, 2012 at 12:02:09
take ownership of the folder and then delete it
come up in safe mode and delete it

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#2
January 31, 2012 at 12:06:56
no operation can be done with that empty folder so what should i do?

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#3
January 31, 2012 at 13:20:58
Often it is because Windows is still running. You could delete it using a Linux Live CD (such as Puppy Linux).

I assume it wouldn't delete from Safe Mode either.

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#4
January 31, 2012 at 19:19:22
The folder could contain hidden folder(s) or file(s. They may be required by the system.

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#5
January 31, 2012 at 20:49:40
Get "Move on Boot" free here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System... follow the instructions and your folder will be gone.

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#6
February 1, 2012 at 07:37:46
Response #4 makes an important point. Maybe you should give us the name of the folder as it might not be a good idea to delete it anyhow.

Re#5. This crossed my mind too but my "Move on boot" doesn't appear to work on folders, only files. Maybe I have an ancient version.

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#7
February 1, 2012 at 11:29:16
I`ve not used this software, so if you do, make sure you read and understand the directions. It is freeware, found here: http://download.cnet.com/Remove-Emp...

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#8
February 1, 2012 at 18:45:37
I'm pretty sure it removes folders Derek... I'll make one and try it and come back later.

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#9
February 1, 2012 at 18:51:51
Thanks Ewen - I'll keep watching.

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#10
February 1, 2012 at 19:02:11
The D: drive rings a bell to me at least. On most computers, the D: drive is the DVD/CD/BD drive. If the OP's D: drive is the disc drive, they could be trying to delete a folder on a non-rewritable CD/DVD.

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#11
February 2, 2012 at 07:32:57
Yep, we need info about that drive.

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#12
February 2, 2012 at 15:10:47
Derek... I have discovered that there are two MoveOnBoot utilities. One is produced by Emco available at the address I gave and the one that I use is available here: http://www.gibinsoft.net/gipoutils/ It deletes folders, the Emco one doesn't. I would mention that I downloaded the GiPo version in 2009 and I haven't checked to see whether it is still available but I would imagine it is.

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#13
February 2, 2012 at 15:55:39
Aha, that explains everything - thx for the info. Mine is GiPo, download file version 4.0.100.1190 dated 2007 but it but it only shows "files" in the context menu. By devious means I have found it is Move on Boot version 1.9.5. Seems it is now part of their "Utilities".

I did spot an Emco version that claimed to delete folders too. There are several similar freebies around.

Having got a Puppy Linux CD I tend to use that where necessary - never fails and you can peer into any old folder too.

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#14
February 2, 2012 at 21:41:04
The OP never came back (they never do) so I guess it makes no difference to him/her anyway... my version is 1.9.5 and when it opens all you do is drag the offending file/folder into a "Search Options" window and the info is saved for the next reboot.

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#15
February 3, 2012 at 07:07:53
Ewen

Yes, I did wonder about the poster.

Well, it's been useful to me anyhow. All these years I have been using the Context Menu for MoveOnBoot and never even thought of using the shortcut to the program itself. Sure, it works like a charm. I probably just transferred it over from my W98 computer then promptly forgot all about it. Sometimes I seem to miss the painfully obvious so thanks for putting my brain in order.

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