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Error deleting folder

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Chan000, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Chan000

    Chan000 Flightless Bird

    I have a folder I can't delete. When I try, I get this message:

    error deleting file or folder
    cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk.

    Can anyone help?
     
  2. John Inzer

    John Inzer Flightless Bird

    Chan000 wrote:
    > I have a folder I can't delete. When I try, I get this message:
    >
    > error deleting file or folder
    > cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk.
    >
    > Can anyone help?

    ============================
    Maybe you can delete it after a reboot...
    or possibly in Safe Mode.

    If not...the following freeware might be
    worth a try:

    Unlocker
    http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

    --

    J. Inzer MS-MVP
    Digital Media Experience

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
     
  3. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Apr 3, 10:22 pm, Chan000 <Chan...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > I have a folder I can't delete. When I try, I get this message:
    >
    > error deleting file or folder
    > cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk.
    >
    > Can anyone help?


    Is this this folder:

    C:/9470bb12e8a4f3447657236478e41c5
     
  4. sandy58

    sandy58 Flightless Bird

    On Apr 4, 4:22 am, Chan000 <Chan...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > I have a folder I can't delete. When I try, I get this message:
    >
    > error deleting file or folder
    > cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk.
    >
    > Can anyone help?


    Looks like an update folder or one still in use somewhere. If it IS an
    update folder, better leaving it alone but if you are sure you don't
    need it, John Inzer has your answer.
     
  5. meyers

    meyers Flightless Bird

    Chan000 wrote:
    > I have a folder I can't delete. When I try, I get this message:
    >
    > error deleting file or folder
    > cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk.
    >
    > Can anyone help?



    Did you check the attributes?
     

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