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Mysterious Boot Folder, very large, can't delete

Q: Mysterious Boot Folder, very large, can't delete

I recently discovered a folder on my C: drive simply titled Boot. (Filepath is C/Windows/Boot) It is taking up 27 GB of my 37 GB available space. It wasn't always that large, but must have increased steadily in size in the almost 2 years I've owned the computer. This Boot folder has 4sub-folders, ranging in size from 4 GB to 10 GB, totaling the 27 GB, but when I open any of those 4 sub-folders, there are only a few files of a few KB each. This is not a hidden folder, and I located what I believe is theactual boot folder needed to boot up my computer. I am not able to delete the C/Windows/Boot folder or any of the folders or files inside of it. (It says I need administrative privileges, but I’m the administrator and the only user of the computer.) Starting a few weeks ago, this folder is causing me to continually get “Low Disk Space” pop-up bubbles. The other night, I cleaned up some spaceon my computer, ended up with 750 MB of free space, went to bed, and woke up to find I was down to 42 MB of free space. I suspect that somehow, stuff is automatically getting dumped into C/Windows/Boot. Would love to be able to fix this so I’m not always dealing with the “Low Disk Space” message. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. (Laymans terms please, if possible.) Thanks in advance.

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Okay, I just created a new folder on my desktop. I didn't name it, and just let it default to "New Folder". I cut some data off of a flash drive and pasted it into the new folder. After it pasted I checked and it wasn't in the folder I just pasted it into. I right clicked to just paste it on the desktop, but the paste option was now unselectable and the data was gone from my flash drive. I searched windows for some of the files I cut and pasted to make sure I didn't accidentally paste them somewhere else (which I thought was unlikely to begin with) Nope, didn't find them, so now I'm out the data - luckily it wasn't too important.

Now the annoying problem. I can't delete or rename the folder. I right click, delete and it asks if I'm sure. I say yes then it says "Destination Folder Access Denied". Yes, I have administrator privileges, it doesn't do this with any other file or folder that I have deleted before. It asks to "Continue, Skip or Cancel" I continue and it says "windows needs your permission to continue" I say OK. Again, it says "Destination Folder Access Denied - Try Again or Cancel" I try again and again and again many times. Same thing. It won't delete. The same thing happens if I try to rename it, cut or copy and paste somewhere else, or drag and drop somewhere else.

I restarted. Doing the same thing. I've tried a program called unlocker to force delete it. Doesn't work. I've created several new files and fold... Read more

A:Cannot Delete This Mysterious Folder! Help!

if the flash drive is still plugged in, unplug it then try deleting the folder. If that does not work, try deleting in safemode

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My computer crashed a while ago so I reinstalled 7. Now I have a folder in C: that has no name and is impossible to delete. My hard drive is small and this folder literally takes up more than half of it.

The error is that I need permission from myself to delete it. I have already looked at many threads and tried to solve this but nothing works. I already have assigned permission and ownership to myself and tried deleting it from safe mode. It theoretically has data from a previous install but I can't access anything in the folder. I just want to get rid of it.

Here's some printscreens:

Yeah the folder doesn't have a name I'm not sure how that's possible.

Any ideas?

A:Mysterious unnamed folder impossible to delete. 133GB.

Quote: Originally Posted by matt4109

My computer crashed a while ago so I reinstalled 7. Now I have a folder in C: that has no name and is impossible to delete. My hard drive is small and this folder literally takes up more than half of it.

The error is that I need permission from myself to delete it. ......

Yeah the folder doesn't have a name I'm not sure how that's possible.

Any ideas?

Welcome Matt to the windows 7 forums.

Of course you are logged on as administrator?

If it still can't be deleted then I could be time for a format and re-install.

There are probably some bootable CD's that might allow you to delete the folder
and it's contents. I Recommend that you search the site for linux cd's that will allow you to boot into linux and then you should be able to remove the directory.

Maybe someone else can remember the name of the bootable cd that will allow y ou to delete the directory.
Or, have you tried to boot your windows 7 original disk and the going to the repair option and dropping to the command prompt and removing the directory that way"?


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Okay I will do my best to try and explain this clearly.

I had one laptop hard drive crash/fail on I purchased a new laptop and transferred all my files over via a window's backup and crash plan backup to make sure I got everything. Now the new laptop is having the same issue as the old laptop--obviously there is a corrupt file somewhere. The hard drive on the new laptop has not failed--yet--but 308GB of my 750 HDD has been sucked up by these temp files. I have attached a word doc with 2 screen shots--first showing the main window with all of these tmp files and the second with one file opened.

There 99 of these tmp files, with roughly 200,000 items in each taking up a lot of HDD space. I tried to delete one of these folders and the process took forever and it got hung up.

First, what are these folders and has anyone heard of this kind of issue.

Secondly, is there a way I can delete these files by by-passing the recycle bin since these things are so large. I thought I read somewhere I could use cmd to do this, but am not sure how.

I've used CCleaner and Malwarebytes and neither touched these files. As a matter of fact the Windows\Temp file never seems to get cleared out unless I manually delete what's in there. I was able to delete other files in that folder, just not these. I am getting very concerned for the life expectancy of my new HDD.

Also, one final note. I ran a chckdsk scan. It got hung up at 74% on Stage 1 and refused to budge from there... Read more

A:Need Help Extremely Large Files in Windows-Temp Folder Cannot Delete

You MIGHT have a root kit virus.

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Long story short, I ran the command

bcdboot c:\windows /s c:
in order to recreate a boot file on my SSD and also went ahead and marked my HDD as inactive per Brink's detailed tutorial. My problem is that I still cannot delete the boot folder from the HDD. I've tried taking ownership and giving myself full permissions (and even removing SYSTEM and Trusted Installer from the permission list), using File Assassin, deleting via cmd and nothing works. Can anyone help me delete the boot folder on my HDD?

A:I still cannot delete the boot folder from the HDD

The correct way to uninstall another OS is always to delete its partition in Disk Mgmt, for this reason.

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Hi guys.
Vista Home Premium 32bit.
I've done a search on here but I can't find anything that comes close.
I know the C:\Boot folder is hidden and its needed but I have another C:\Temp folder on the drive which I use for bits and pieces. I decided I wanted to delete this folder but when I tried is said Cannot delete folder: 'You Need Permission To Perform This Action'. I looked in the Temp folder and there was an exact copy of the Boot folder with its 25 sub folders and 3 files. This folder has been in there a couple of months I don't know how it got in there whether I accidentally dragged it in there I don't remember. Now the main C:\Boot folder is still there with the same folders and files but I can't delete the Boot folder in Temp.
I've checked the Properties Security and tried to change the permission of Administrator to full control. I tick all boxes and Apply but it says An error occured while applying security infomation to: C:\Temp\Boot. Access is denied. Continue or Cancel, I click Continue and it says Unable to give permission changes on Boot. Access is denied.
Does anyone have any idea how I can delete this Boot folder please?

A:Unable to delete another Boot folder!

If it's a Temp file just remove the temp files and leave the file as is. Please download Temp File Cleaner by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.[*]Save any unsaved work. (TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!)[*]Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. (If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose "Run As Administrator".)[*]Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.[*]Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.[/list]

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Being fairly new to the computing scene, I have used many registry,utilitiy,anti-spyware,anti-virus, etc. applications to improve the performance of my old Vectra computer. It only has a Pentium 2 chip, but has been running better and better . My question is a "mysterious" registry key that will not delete: I have used "Ultra Wincleaner" ,"Robo Vac", and several other utilities that all tell me that this is a "Bad" "CLSID" key that needs to be deleted. But, none of these powerful registry cleaners can remove this particular key, but they have no problem with other keys that will clean readily. The Key is {3DA165B6-CC41-11d2-BDC6-00C04F79EC6B}. Is this part of the Microsoft Security Setup, or some unknown spy? I have manually tried to delete it ( after backing up the registry , of course), but to no avail. Any Ideas?

A:Mysterious Registry Key will not Delete!

Hi and welcome to TSG,

Please do this. Click here: to download Hijack This. It’s very important that you save it to its own folder on your hard drive, such as program files (not temporary files or the desktop), so that it can create proper back-ups and be able to restore them if necessary.

Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”. Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad. Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.

DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET, most items that appear in the log are harmless or even needed. Wait for someone to analyze the log and advise.

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I have a weird folder in Local Disk called: 3496f3b9029fa742940eec078b

Inside looks like this.

Could it be important system files?
Cant find any info on whether its a virus or something important in my system. Seems to be modified only recently. Have done full virus scan & malawarebytes scan since, but found nothing.

Just would like some idea what it is as I dont recall it being there not too long ago.


A:What is this mysterious folder?

I believe its a Windows Update look here What is the Windows Update delivered under id KB970158? Is it - Microsoft Answers

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I copied (Ghosted?) Files from a HDD that had some problems onto a WD 80 gig using the supplied software. I have found one small problem. When you boot up and loads windows completely, it opens a window with the title of new folder and it is empty. I have unchecked every thing in startup with no luck I hope someone can help.

A:Mysterious folder, How do I get rid of it?

lehatche said:

I copied (Ghosted?) Files from a HDD that had some problems onto a WD 80 gig using the supplied software. I have found one small problem. When you boot up and loads windows completely, it opens a window with the title of new folder and it is empty. I have unchecked every thing in startup with no luck I hope someone can help.Click to expand...

Why not try start>search for "new folder".

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Hi All,
I have a folder that has appeared on my C-drive called 'S' that cannot be opened or deleted. I have checked folder permissions and tried in safe mode but the folder remains. Windows tells me the folder is empty.
No unusual activity in Task Manager (Process Explorer).
Adaware and Spybot clean.

Any ideas?

A:Mysterious 'S' Folder

try this

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A mysterious WAV Folder keeps appearing on my desktop as I websurf.
A few weeks ago I created a WAV Folder, then put some computer .wav files in it, then cut and pasted it into my Media Folder. Now every few minutes a new WAV Folder appears on my desktop which is empty. I can delete it, but it comes back a few minutes later.
What is creating it? And how do I stop it?

A:Mysterious WAV Folder keeps re-appearing

As soon as you delete the folder try emptying the recycle bin and see if it comes back.

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I recently DJ'd a wedding reception and had to rip a bunch of CDs that the couple gave me to play. I ripped them all to a folder on my laptop's desktop and named the folder, of course, after the couple's last names.
When I was done with the job I archived the folder on my home computer and deleted the original on my laptop. Now, however, whenever I copy music from any other source, that folder reappears on my desktop and the music goes into it. I can rename the folder, but when I move it to my My Music folder where it belongs the original folder (with the couple's name) reappears. If I move the folders within that folder to the My Music folder, that works okay, but when I delete the original folder from my desktop, the folders I moved to My Music get deleted also.
I am very picky about my desktop. I only keep on it what I am currently working on at the time (not even the My Computer or Trashbin icons).
Any ideas as to how I can unbind my music files from this mysterious reappearing folder?
Thanks so much!
-Andy (Windows 7, 64-bit, Dell Studio 15 laptop, I use Windows Media to rip the music files, and VLC to play them)

A:A Mysterious Folder that Recreates Itself

C'mon, someone knows how to do this...?

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I have a folder that Properties tells me was added to my computer on Dec 17,2004 which would have been during the time frame in which flrman1 was helping me clean my viruses out. I have no idea what this is about. How do I find out what it is about with out infecting my computer again?
Does anybody have any idea what this is all about?

A:Mysterious Folder (virus?)

That folder is a folder of backups created by Killbox. It backs up all the files we deleted before when we were removing VX2 from your computer. You can delete it.

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I tried Google and searching here, but I couldn't find anything.
dated 5/25/2010 I have a folder in Documents called "My Technology" - inside are three files "default.jpg" "default.txt" and "default.wav" the jpg is an image of a women in a pinkish-red BMW convertible, the wav is a 15 second jazzy sounding tune . . . and the text reads:

Spacecraft of unknown configuration
detected by deep space monitoring
network emerging from hyperspace in
sector 191 by 2041 by 882.
Unknown ships fired upon civilian
interstellar cruise liner SS
Infinity. Early reports indicate no
survivors. Debris indicates the use
of prohibited anti-proton
n-dimensional weapons.
Hyperspace rift has formed in the
vicinity of the reported attack.
Last confirmed telemetry measures
rift diameter at 1.1 lightyears,
expanding at a rate of 0.45
lightyears per Earth Standard day.
VARTAX database search produced a
61 percent likelihood that unknown
vessels could be Marwitf-class
drones, last used during the
Temari wars, circa 8700 BCE Earth
Standard Time. If so, these ships
are armed with quantum implosion
weapons, unstable black holes
which can consume entire stars
in a matter of hours.
In other news, an early chill in
northern California this season
has produced a critical shortage
of asparagus.

I am serious as to wanting to know where this came from . . . anyone have any idea what ... Read more

A:My Technology - mysterious folder

What did you download that day; programs, pictures, what?

Download and scan with malwarebytes

Run a thorough anti virus scan

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every so often, a mysterious folder opens up on my desktop, taking up 2/3 of the whole screen. there's no name for it in the taskbar, it's simply blank. ad-aware's procwatch labels it as:
HWIND: $14026E
Class Name: SysPager
Process ID: $077C
Thread ID: $07B0

included is a snapshot of my desktop with this weird folder opened up... you can barely see the edge of the desktop at the top of the picture.

any ideas??

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Recently formatted my drive and decided to partition
Once formatted a folder appeared named
System Volume Information (a hidden folder)
when trying to open it tells me "access is denied"
This is my home home computer
Question is this normal or is it hacker activity

Also when I formatted my drive with XP format facility on the XP disc
8 meg was partitioned off by XP and made inaccessable
Seems a lot to me!!!!
Is this also hacker files hiding on my system?
Or does XP always reserve this much partitioned inaccessable unseen space before installing the OS as normal?

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I noticed a new zip folder called "" containing 4 files in it. The folder was mysteriously placed as an icon on my windows desktop. Looking for general advice now, not specific virus removal instructions. FYI, OS is Windows XP SP2 & use KIS2010. Qu 1) Could I have unleashed malaware (hope Im using this term correctly, I want it to apply to virus, worms, trojans, etc) by just opening folder to see what files were in it? I did not unzip it. This was after I ran full KIS scan which did not detect any threats. As I did not recognize any of the files, I decided to quarantine the folder via KIS. 2) Does quarantine prevent malaware from doing anything? 3) Did I need to quarantine each file or the folder is enough? I no longer see the folder on my desktop and do see it in the quarantine list. 4) What additional steps should I take at this point? As to where it came from, the only things I have done different lately is a) connect via usb a new Iomega memory card reader/writer. Iomega denies they sent this folder. b) use the card reader to download photos from my camera's memory card. I have never used the card in another place and the camera was bought new and the sandisk was bought new and separately. this was the first time I read the card. c) downloaded pdf files sent to me from a work associate. I did not think to scan them first, as it was coming from a reputable company, but then again, I dont know what may have infected their syste... Read more

A:Solved: mysterious zip folder found on desktop

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Greatings to all at TSF, and as this is my first post since joining today, I hope you will be gentle with me if I make any errors.

After recently clearing out an undesirable 'Gremlin' from my Registry, I noticed this mysterious folder:- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Netscape\Netscape Navigator

What puzzles me is, how did this folder get into my Registry in the first place? Because, I was always under the impression that Microsoft and Netscape were like a milk & petrol mix, not nice to each other at all!
That being the case, surely this means that this folder is not loaded as part of the Win XP Pro OS. (or is it?!)
I have never installed any Mozilla or Netscape software in my current OS installation, and unless it is a part of my installed MS Office XP 2003, I have no idea what mechanism installed the Netcape folder in my Registry

Any friendly advice or tips about this mystery will be very much appreciated

A:[SOLVED] Mysterious Netscape Registry Folder

hello & welcome to TSF ,

no worries , nice question

yes this is part of your (OS) and came installed with your system

did you buy your system from a store for that is where it got installed from the factory

now if you built your system then it would not be preinstall and i would wonder also ???

but with the mainstream of pc's these day and the many internet suppliers you can find many apps that get installed by default by pc companies like

Dell / HP / Compaq / eMachine

all is good unless you built the system or had it custom built


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I run XP Home. When I click on My Network Places, it opens up to a Shared Doc Folder. In that folder are three sub folders called, Shared Music, Shared Pictures, and Shared Video. Each of these folders contain two .vbs script files all with weird names like "logo_anim_loop" and "nick on amp". I have no idea what these files are. They can not be deleted. Can anyone tell me what these might be and why they are there or how to delete them?
(I posted this in the XP section but got no response, so I'm trying here.)

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Oops I just put the log file on there twice. LOL sorry. Here is the real startuplist StartupList report, 7/2/2007, 2:21:23 AMStartupList version: 1.52.2Started from : C:\HijackThis\HijackThis.EXEDetected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)Detected: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)* Using default options* Including empty and uninteresting sections* Showing rarely important sections==================================================Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTXFIHLP.EXEC:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CTXFISPI.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\clipsrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32�... Read more

A:Mysterious Files In C:\windows\system32 Folder

Did I do something wrong?
Cuz my thing isn't getting much replies.
Only the 2 by me. lol
Please I really need help with the HiJackThing at least please

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My friend (we'll call him David) created for some sick and twisted purpose a folder path that contained 107 (no joke) folders within folders, something in the order of, "C:\folder\folder\folder\folder\..." David is now unable to delete the folder directory. When he tried to delete it, it says "Are you sure you want to move the folder and all its contents to the recycle bin? (yes, yes to all, or no)." He clicks "yes to all" or "yes", and it says, "The folder contains items who's name is too long for the recycle bin. Do you want to permanently delete it?" He clicks "yes" or "yes to all" again and it says, "Cannot delete z: Cannot find the specified file. Make sure you specify the correct path and filename."

Anyhow, does anybody know how to delete this file? Any assistance would be greatly apreciated.

A:How do I delete very long folder directories? (C:\folder\folder\folder\...)

open a command prompt,
type rmdir c:\folder /s

(assuming "folder" is the name of the main folder)

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I am using Microsoft Outlook and their are several very large files which I would like to delte prior to downloading. Any suggests?

A:Delete large emails

There are other freeware programs like this. Give this one a try or search for others. Configure basic information and set a size limit of email you wish to allow through Outlook. When you run Spam Pro, it will delete it automatically -and you can delete manually if you wish. Then you open up Outlook and bring in the valid emails. Be sure to get the freeware version.


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Just about every time I try to permanently delete a large file or folder, either by shift/delete or emptying the recycle bin the operation hangs up.

The little window opens and it counts up the size of the file and that it. Nothing else overtly happens. The status bar never starts indicating and the window just sits there with the little green lights chasing each other across it. If I try to cancel or close the window it nothing happens.

During the time all this is going on, I can hit ctrl/alt/del and select Task Manager and it simply goes back to the desktop with this window still squatting there doing it's thing. I have pinned TM to the task bar and tried starting it from there but it never starts. Eventually everything just slows to a stop and nothing works which would seem to indicate some kind of memory leak. There are no error messages during any of this.

I have to hit reset and restart the computer that way in order to regain control and we all know how bad an idea this is. I've already had my boot sector eaten once causing me to have to do a total rebuild and I'd prefer not to have to do it again. Any ideas what I can look for here?

Edit: Forgot to mention that when I do get the computer restarted the file or folder I was attempting to get rid of is usually gone so the operation itself is taking place. I'm just not getting my computer back when it's done.

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A:Can't Delete Large Files

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Hi guys,

I have a Norton Ghost backup file (directory) left over from a shop I took my PC for repairs. It's 10G big. When I attempt to delete it it starts going, one file a time, but at this rate it would take 2 days to delete the whole thing.

Does anybody know a quicker way to delete large files?



A:Hwo do I delete a large file?

I'm afraid there's no simple way to do it.

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I have a 4 gig AVI file (from a DVD camera) that I cannot delete. I keep getting a message that the file is in use by another program, but I don’t have any programs open (no applications are listed in Task Manager). I had used the file with Dazzle Movie Star 5, and had also opened it with the ms movie viewer, and have not had this kind of problem with either of these programs before. Other similar files have been deleted with no problem.

I am using XP-home on a Sony with a Pentium 4 1.8 gig processor, and an 80 gig hard drive. The computer also has a built in Pioneer DVD-RW drive.

I’d very much appreciate your suggestions on how the recover these 4 gigs of disk space.

A:Can't delete large file

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SPECS: HP Pavilion DV4-1120US laptop, Intel Core 2Duo T8500 @ 2GHz, 4GB RAM, Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

So I'm not sure what I did, but at some point over the last few months, I ended up with a mysterious unnamed empty folder that shows up ONLY in my Contol Panel menu display and nowhere else. In addition to that empty folder, I have 53 valid Control Panel shortcuts in the menu - and all/only those 53 show up in my *actual* Control Panel, but anytime I look at the menu view, I see that empty folder icon up on top. I cannot do anything with it. I have posted a screen shot of what I'm describing here, and it includes the two error messages I receive when I try to open it or create a shortcut from it.

I've got no other oddball behaviors in the OS at all. I'm pretty well versed in how to manage Windows; I've never been infected with a virus, I run weekly malware and virus scans, I do registry sweeps, defrags, disk cleanups, you name it. I have no idea how I got this thing. Perhaps I didn't remove a program properly? Or maybe I removed it too well? I am not afraid of going into my registry and deleting "traces" of unused/uninstalled programs, so I'm sure I screwed up somewhere...but I'd love to fix's definitely irritating my OCD sensibilities!

Any/all help and suggestions are much appreciated! :)

A:Mysterious unnamed empty folder only in Control Panel menu...

Try searching in Regedit for the 54th entry.
I did a search of "Control Panel" and got most of the entries that way.

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i Have a large old windows backup that i no longer use or need and i would like to free up the space that it is using on my external hd. The only problem it just takes ages to do nothing using vista, is there some program that can do this sort of thing quicker than using vista itself??


A:Quicky delete Large files

its only taking ages because Vista has to move it from an external hard drive to the recycle bin , it has to transfer this huge file via a USB cable which is a HUGE bottleneck

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I helped a former student restore his Gateway Laptop with Vista Home Premium. It was in such bad shape that I had to use the restore partition in order to get the computer running properly. When I began the restore partition I was asked if I wanted to wipe out the drive (reformat) or to do a backup of all data and then have it placed on the hard drive as a complete backup. I thought that would be the best choice and I do have the laptop running again like it should. I've done over 160 Windows Updates including both Service Pack 1 and 2.

The computer is working quite well except for one problem. I dont want to keep the backup file on the primary drive now that everything is restored. The backup is 18.8 gigs and even includes Windows!

I've tried to delete the partition but I am getting a message that I don't have the proper permissions to delete. I did go inside the folder and delete what I could but due to the remaining size I would like to get rid of the rest of it.

I even went into Safe Mode and tried to delete but I still got a message saying I don't have proper permission.

Thanks for any and all suggestions on how I can get rid of this file. I don't think I need it as it was created as a backup for me to get information to put back on the computer after I did the recovery!!

A:Delete a Large Backup File

Gateway instructions...should cover how to do such, the manner in which their restore function works, etc. Such should be available at the GW website.


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While working on getting rid of a persistent virus I came across (in Program Files) several programs that take up a HUGE amount of space- HP Select, ArcSoft & Pinnacle Studio. I don't use any of these, don't really know what they're for and don't know how they got on my system except if they are default programs that come already loaded. HP Select seems to have a lot of files that are games that apparently need to be bought then loaded separately as best I can figure. The other two seem to have photo shop applications but I don't do that much photo work and use NikonView as my digital camera is Nikon. Are these that much better or worth holding onto taking up the space? My question is- are they safe to delete? I ask this because when I try to delete one of them I get a message saying "Renaming, moving or deleting could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?" Will removing these programs actually affect others? Any thoughts? One other program file related question. In Windows Explorer under Windows there are numerous files which start out $NtUninstall and are followed by a letter and then a string of numbers ending, again, in $. I first thought this was related to Windows NT and wondered why I would have these when I run Windows XP. Then thought maybe they belong to the Service Packs 1 or 2 that I installed and they belong there. Anyone know? Thanks

A:Are large files safe to delete

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I looked in my My Computer folder and everything looked OK (C, D, E , F drive icons...C and E are partitions of my master(1) hard drive with Win98 and W2K on each respectively....D and F are partitions of my slave(2)hard drive where I put data...D for Win98's data, and F for W2K's data files).

But for some reason when I looked in My Computer in Win98 awhile later, I also found 2 New drives being shown, called G and H. I don't know if it is related or not, but it was after I had attempted(as I need to do for my computing reasons) attempted to convert the E(W2K
operating system partition) and F(the W2K data partition) to NTFS format.

the new "drives" appeared to have "no size", but where shown as being "full").....OR What could have cause this??

Has anybody see that before?
(and it is very weird additionally because E and F that were converted to NTFS still showed up also in the Win98 My Computer folder....and NTFS drives aren't supposed to be seen by Win98)

Has anybody seen this before, or know what kinds of things might cause that to happen?

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My co-worker tried sending an image in Outlook 2003 (XP machine) that was too large to go through. It has now blocked up the entire program and he cannot send or receive anything. I have tried going offline to delete the file, moving the file, and I downloaded the MDBVU32 program from Microsoft to go into the actual Outlook files, but when I try to delete that specific message, I get an error saying it cannot be stopped. I set Outlook to try and connect to a dial up modem (we have none) so it wouldn't be trying to send the message, and I still could not delete it. Anyone have any other ideas? Any help would be much appreciated!

I have also tried starting in safe mode, but everytime I open Outlook it hangs and shuts down.

I know in Outlook Express I can just rename the .dbx file, but as far as I've learned, there are only .pst files for Outlook, and I have no idea where to access the outbox.

A:Email In Outbox Too Large To Send- Cannot Delete

Try this:

Close Outlook. Disconnect your PC from the modem, or if your modem has a standby button, press it once (so all the lights go out). Launch Outlook. It will fail immediately because you're not connected to the outside world. Go to the Outbox, and delete the problem message. Reconnect to the modem.

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I use windows 7 sp1 and have installed Aol Desktop 9.6 months ago.

I have seen that the file " aolsoftware_RASAPI32.LOG " on this adrres : C:\Windows\tracing has 500 MB size and the file " cache.db " on this adreess : C:\ProgramData\AOL\TopSpeed\3.0 has 250 MB.

I can t delete them because of a error that says the files are open in Aol, even if Aol is closed.

How can i delet these files ?


A:How to delete some large files of Aol desktop 9.6 on drive c ?

Solved !

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I have a folder, and it has ~35,000 files in it, totaling about 90gb..

Is there any way for me to delete them all, permanently, and quickly? It takes 10seconds to 1min just to right click delete.
I don't need them, I don't want them to go to the recycle bin, I just want them unlisted so I can overwrite the space with more files...

If I do shift+delete, it still asks me if I want to send them to recycle bin

A:Quickly delete thousands of large files

Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically

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I understand Bitlocker creates a large placeholder file during the initial encryption process, leaving around 6 GB free. I was wondering, what happens if during this process you delete one or more of your large files and empty recycle bin, in turn leaving
e.g. tens of gigabytes of "new" free space? The Bitlocker's placeholder file won't increase automatically after this. Won't this somewhat "defeat" what Bitlocker is trying to accomplish?

I know if you pause the process and continue some other day, a larger placeholder file will be recreated then, filling up also the space you freed the day before (which isn't the case within the same session when you delete some of your files).

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I'm trying to delete 1500+ hidden files (located in different directories) from my flash memory. But when I highlight them all and choose "delete", I get the "Preparing to delete" dialogue which says:
Time remaining: Calculating...
Items remaining: Discovered 0 items (0 bytes)...
Speed: Calculating ...Click to expand...

And it stays like this FOREVER until I cancel the operation. It will only work when I delete about 50 files at a time, which I'm not willing to do every time.

I've tried this both on my laptop and desktop with Windows vista business/home premium service pack 1, and it still didn't work.

Any idea how I can solve this issue?

UPDATE: It appears that the issue occurs only when I'm deleting files locating in different directories through the 'search' function. It's still an issue though, and I'd like to delete all files of a specific kind instead of doing it through each and every directory.

Your help is much appreciated

A:Vista won't let me delete a large number of files

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One of our machines running Windows XP Pro SP3 seems to be unable to successfully delete large folders.

Basically if you enter a folder with a large number of directories and files in it (3199 files, 107 folders, total 400MB of data), select everything and hit delete the egg timer comes up and the system sits like this for ages. If you look at the performance data in task manager windows gradually hoovers up about 2.6GB of ram in total (physical ram on this system is 1.5gb).

After a long wait the egg timer will disappear to be replaced by the normal mouse pointer, however the delete dialog box never appears and RAM usage on the system remains extremely high until the machine is rebooted. Im not getting any seemingly relevant error messages in windows explorer or the event viewer.

any help appreciated

A:Unable to delete contents of large folders

Hi, and welecome to TSG

Try to hit shift+delete, but careful this will delete the files forever, it's not sending them to recycle bin, there's no way to take them back.

regrads, smartguy01


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I have a huge collection of mostly legacy, currently unused fonts in a folder called MyFonts on my D drive (non-system HD). I noticed that one of these old files had a wonky way-future date, and therefore was getting backed up every day for no good reason. I have had success editing the Modified Date with Attribute Changer, but that failed in this case.

So I thought I would just delete the font file and get on with my life. But noooo...

"The action can't be completed because the file is open in System"

So I can't change the attributes, I can't delete it, I can't move it. So I ran something I had lying around called deletelockedfolder (dot bat) which successfully changed the ownership of all 8000+ files in MyFonts folder to me, the admin, which has worked in the past for other issues, but still no change here.

Most interestingly, ALL FONTS in the MyFonts folder have the same problem, I can't move or delete them. I first just tested one or two as an experiment, thinking they would be fine, since they don't have the date problem, but they also are "open in System" when I try to delete them. JUST FONT FILES, other non-font files in the same folder are fine.

None of these fonts are among my actual system Fonts, or at least I can't see them in the Fonts control panel. Since I got this new Win7-64 desktop, which does not run Adobe Type Manager, I don't think I have installed ANY fonts in there. And certainly not the dozens of random crappy old ttf's I teste... Read more

A:Large Collection of Fonts, Can't move or delete any of them

Hi Bob, welcome to 7F!

Couple of ideas:
Is there a name to this font, can you upload a screenshot of its properties window? and,
Since the font has shown possession because

"The action can't be completed because the file is open in System"

have you thought of running a virus/malware scan on all the drives in your system?
One more item; Could you please fill in your system specs? I know its a pain, but if you use IE [step #5] the tutorial and SevenForums can do it automatically: System Info - See Your System Specs

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I have virtually no resources available on my vista 32 laptop, constant disk activity, and some unusual files lying around...

mpasbase.vdm 11,894
mpasdlta.vdm 783k
mpavbase.vdm 43,666 k
mpavdlta.vdm 2,257 k
mpengine.dll 5,753 k

mse is the only virus software i have running and could not find info on this folder anywhere so i'm a bit concerned it may be comprimised after finding everything closed and port activity to on several different ports, including 80, in and out on a pid for one of the windows network services. the ip looks like a porn site and is mentioned in a few virus definitions for backdoor activity but i don't have any of the other files or problems associated with what i found.

i don't know where to go from here. full mse scan is clean. i'm having resource trouble with almost everything i try to run.

A:Mysterious new temp folder with ms security related files and unusual network connections

As for your statement concerning may have a damaged install of MSE or some other program.


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my windows 7 (32bits) folder on the C drive is too large (21.1 GB) is there a way to clean it up?

I have deleted temp files and also run the commands:
cleanmgr sageset:99 (Check all the boxes)
cleanmgr sagerun:99

still the same size.

A:windows folder too large

Your Windows folder is within reason. Mine is slightly over 23 gbs.

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Hello. New user here looking for some help. I was cutting and pasting 4 media folders from C:/media/movies to C:/media/TV shows
I cut them. Clicked my media folder link to open it in file explorer and the TV shows folder was missing.
It was just there 5 minutes prior because I was looking to see what files I had there already and what I needed to move over. This folder was pretty large...30ish shows with multiple seasons. I believe it's too large for the recycle bin, but I checked there anyway. I also ensured the view hidden folders option was checked. I can see all other hidden folders. Not sure how that would have happened anyway. Also, a search for file names produces nothing. This is the only drive on the PC. I'm not 100% sure, but I don't notice a big increase of free space as if it was deleted. All other folders in C:/media ate still intact.

A:large folder vanished

Just FYI - I no longer use "cut".  I always use "copy", then I go back and delete if it's not needed.
I've lost too many files that way
If you've cut and it hasn't appeared, try pasting again to see if it was just a glitch
Try GetDataBack Simple from here:
The free version will tell you if there's something left to recover - then they'll want money if you want to recover it.
You can also use the free PCInspector from here:

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I need to ZIP a folder containing files of about 250 MB. How do I go about this in Windows 7 Home Premium? Also where is the "Compressed (zipped) Folder" (in the "send to" drop down menu) located? Thank you

A:How do I 'ZIP' a large folder in Windows 7

Launch Windows Explorer. Select all the files/folder you want to compress (you can also use CTRL+click to add more files). Right-Click > Send To > Compressed Folder. The ZIP will be located in the folder you are workin in. There is a tutorial if you need more info : Zip a File or Folder - How To

Here are screenshots of how it's done with the built-in zip feature :

If you want more features though, I recommend 7-Zip. It's lightweight, has a LOT of options, usually has better compression on ZIP (or you can use the 7z format which compresses even more), and is open-source : 7-Zip. It will add a context menu accessible via Right-Click in Explorer.

Here are screenshots of the same process with 7-zip :

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what are these index.dat files in this folder?
AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery\High

Last i checked there is 600,000+ dat files & its over 4gb. seems a waste of space just for internet explorer. With so many files is this an error or a sign something is wrong?


A:Large index.dat folder

I believe that folder perrtains to your browsing history. You may want to donload ccleaner and try to remove them, if you want the space.
Before taking any action, be sure that the folders that you want to delete are identical to the one shown here:

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I'm having trouble with a game all of a sudden and I'm not sure if it's hardware or software related, so I may try to reinstall the game (even though it has been working perfectly fine for 4 years until now ) and see if that helps.

The game... NASCAR Racing 2003 Season... takes up about 15 gigs on my hard drive. I will burn most of the files to a CD, but I'd like to copy the entire folder or subfolders somewhere else on my hard drive (ample space) to make it an easier transfer later on.

The folder is 15 Gb. Will Windows let me copy and paste something that big? How long will it take?

Or is there a certain reasonable limit for each copy and paste? Don't want to make my CPU and hard drive explode to make matters worse.

A:The Big One- Copying a large folder in XP... How big is too big?

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I have seen multiple question and answers in forum regarding this GPO to Delete User Profiles Older than a Specified
Number of Days on System Restart not working or some hotfixes, in my environment it is working on all required systems in one OU. But in some PCs it is not deleting the parent folder and some folder under appdata.
like c:\Users\DomainUser\Appdata\local\abc\efg\
so the profile data like my documents, pictures, desktop etc are deleted but folder structure "\DomainUser\Appdata\local\abc\efg\" in efg folder is empty, which creating confusion during Audit and physical check.

Thanks, Anuj.A

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I've heard that folders that contain more than 4GB's of data are prone to become corrupt or possibly crash the HD. With that in mind I have organized my music into one folder and then 4 subfolders each containing about 4GB's each. Any truth to this?
I have also heard that file size is an issue with .pst's which makes more sense.

A:Large Folder-Corrupt Potential?

No its not true at all

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in my intel dir is a folder called "analyze", it is 27gb large (see screenshot) is it okay to delete this Intel dir., (i think it is related to the "Intel Driver Update Utility 2.2" program) or rather, can i safe uninstall this program? i still am using Vista.

thanx in advance

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hi-i have just realised that my firefox folder is about 750mb in size.there are two files in it labelled-video.avi.ddp.they are both approx 350.oo mb in size it normal to have these files?can i safely delete them?

A:[SOLVED] large firefox folder

Which Firefox folder are they in? You normally have two. One in Program Files and one in Application Data. The second one is your profile and is the one that would be more likely to get large.

Are those files in the cache?

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Is there a way that when there's only 1 video inside a shows a big thumbnail instead of small?

like this:

A:One video in folder = Large thumbnail?

Right click on the folder
Select Properties
Choose Customize
Select "Choose Picture"
Find a picture that looks like a Racing car (ie your example)

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Looking at the properties of my C:/Users/Pauline folder, it shows a size of 198Gb, yet opening the folder and viewing the size of each file and sub-folder, they add up to no more than 2Gb (I keep all the libraries and user data files on a separate drive).
Another user, myself, as C:\Users\Malcolm shows a size of 9Gb. Even this is much much larger than the sum of the sub folders, but I could live with that.
Going to folder options and showing hidden and protected files shows nothing in the way of very large files.
Any ideas welcome, as my C: drive is almost full and I don'y know why!!

A:Windows 7 C:/User folder large

Your best bet would be to download an application like SpaceSniffer which would give you a graphical view of where the consumed space is going.

It's real easy to use. Just open the zipfile you download, drag the application to your desktop, and launch it.

I see your specs as Windows 7. You may want to right-click on the application and select 'Run as Administrator' which might give you a better view into folders that might otherwise be restricted.

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Last night, just before bed time, my wife informed me that she had seen, earlier in the day, a message indicating low disk space on our Windows 7 (Home Premium) Laptop. I took a look at the properties on C drive and it was down to about a half GB free space. This was on an 80 GB partition on which Windows is located. I ran Disk Cleanup and there is still only a bit less than 3 GB free space. I took a quick look at the properties of each folder at the root of C drive and found that the C:\Windows folder occupied about 48 GB. Isn't this way too much? Could this be related to Windows 10 to which we never upgraded? I'll look a little further this weekend to see if I can locate the bulk of the files, but I'm guessing I'm going to have to remove some Windows Updates or something, and if so, I'll likely need a little coaching on that.

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Hi there. Trying to free up some space on my measly 32GB SSD. So far i've disabled hibernate which has saved me four gigs already which is great. And now i'm looking at windirsat here and i see that the program 'doubletwist' is using up nearly 2gig in the appdata folder, even though i have the actual program installed to a different HDD. So basically i'm wondering if i could move those files out of the appdata folder, but in a way that doubletwist will still read them, as otherwise it's just going to save more files in there.

Hope all that makes sense. thanks!

A:large appdata folder on ssd, can i save it somewhere else?

Hello hendoben

The only way I know of is to move the whole user folder which includes the AppData folder. Have a look at these tutorials - User Profile - Change Default Location
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation


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These are my problems:
1) My CPU usage is constantly 100%, then when I go into task manager it is at 100% but quickly jumps down to 2% - 6%, made me think virus
2) My c:\WinNT\system32 folder is 10gb

A:Win 2k: 100% CPU usage and large System 32 folder

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Hi guys,

My C drive is getting full and I have 5GB of files in the C:\Windows\Installer folder. I google'd around and found numerous articles/posts about running a command "msizap.exe G!" to properly clear out un-needed files.

Everything I've found on properly deleting files from this directory points back to a download that used to be here:

which now has a note: "This article previously contained a link to the Windows Installer Cleanup utility (MSICUU2.exe). If you were directed to this article to solve a problem installing a product other than Microsoft Office, please contact your software manufacturer for installation support on the product."

(thanks Microsoft... do I contact YOU then??)
Does anyone know the current correct procedure to clear out this folder? Or if this tool is still available somewhere? (and safe to use on Windows 7)


A:Large C:\Windows\Installer folder

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i am trying to copy a 300 bg folder from one hdd to another

all i get is effor message "cannot copy file"

is there a reason for this

i have actualy copyed this folder before so i no not understand


A:error when trying to copy large folder

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We're having difficulty with a large data file of 4 million records in Access 2000. We can't delete records after it has been linked. Also, when opening an unlinked database, it automatically links it.

error: operation not supported by this ISAM.

A:Access 2000: Can't Delete Records in Large Data File

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I am unable to delete from my outbox in Outlook Express. I have an email which is too large and it is putting a stop on me sending further emails.

A:Unable to delete from outbox of Outlook Express (file too large)

Put Outlook Express in "Offline" mode first, then you should be able to delete it.
The reason it won't delete is that while Outlook Express is online, it's constantly trying to send it, so that email is effectively locked (in use).

In Outlook Express, click File >> Work Offline
Delete the message.
Now click File >> Work Offline again to to cancel offline mode.

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Outlook has started sending e-mail with attached file that is too large to send. When I right click on the e-mail and click on Delete, nothing happens.

A:Solved: Outlook: Can't delete e-mail in Outbox with large attachment

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I have a batch file to delete temp files but it will not delete folders.
DEL /s /q c:\"Documents and Settings"\Username\"Local Settings"\Temp
If I use the following it deletes Temp file also. I do not want that.
rd /s /q c:\"Documents and Settings"\BillandWezzie\"Local Settings"\Temp
I hope there is some other way, because I have other folders that I do not want to lose. I think the above folder will come back when needed, but I am not sure.

A:bat. delete Folders in a Folder not delete folder

I do that. Just follow the RD with a similar MD

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I've brought a hard drive docking station, and I want to make my old hard drive an external one. I'm trying to delete the "windows" folder and the "program files" folder but it jut wont do it! i've tried changing the file permissions/ownership but with no avail!

please can someone tell me how to do it.


p.s I dont want to format it. even though thats probably the easiest way I have folders i want to keep.

A:how to delete windows folder and program folder on old hard drive

Formatting is the best way to clean off the old windows directory.
Copy the data you want to keep to the new drive first

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I have a small 64Gb SSD boot drive C:

I installed Windows ADK to enable EasusToDo imaging software to create a boot disk.

This has left 3 folders about 3Gb in size in my c:\users\me\appdata\local\temp folder

I have therefore very little free space left on the C drive.

The folder attributes are read only.

I as an administrator user have full access rights (confirmed in folder Properties) but when I try to delete the folders the error message asks for permission from me to delete. I give this permission, then it refuses, stating Try Again as it need permission from me.

This computer does not recognise boot CDs even though the BIOS order is set correctly. I was hoping to remove files using an Ubuntu live boot CD.

Windows Disk Cleanup utility just stalls - presumably it also cannot delete these files.

What to do?

A:Can't remove large files from Temp folder

Those are some pretty enormous temp files you have there. I've never heard of such large files in the temp folder before.
I've found using the program Unlocker really helpful in deleting stubborn files.

Download Unlocker 1.9.1 -

You may need to reboot if the file is especially stubborn but it tends to work most of the time.


The 64-BIT version is located here
Unlocker Free Download

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Any clue as to what this file/folder is all about? And, more importantly, how to delete it? (Assuming it's not necessary.)

I was going to try to upload a .txt file here, but it is 62.22mb; and zipping the file only went down to about 42mb
I managed to take a screenshot of a small portion of the .txt doc contents. (I got that .txt file by using this DOS command: dir>0bad.txt)
You can see the obad1.jpg here on my website:

You can access the actual .txt document via my Dropbox account--it is a 62.22mb .txt file.

I've tried & tried to delete the folder...
~ via DOS commands
~ by right clicking it and selecting: delete.
~ by creating a .bat file

I've also tried to put the folder in my Comodo\s file list, so that I can mark it as: malicious.

I tried using: Fast Copy software --- because I read online that it might be good for deleting large files. (This 0bad file has about 1 million files in it--so says its Properties dialog box.)
I tried UBCD, but the CD would not boot up. (Despite using several diff CDs. I even tried it on another PC just to see if it would boot up--but no joy.

I tried to change its contents from a partially read only, by unchecking: read only. It took about 12 hrs for this process, but at the end of it, the: read only box is still "partially checked" -- meaning, it's not unchecked or check... Read more

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i love portable .paf apps and pretty much download all i can find that i "might" use one day. every time i try to enter the folder i keep them in, explorer goes into the not responding state like it is
indexing all the files, or scanning them for some reason. i have defender off, do not use any software based firewall or any real time antivirus scanner at all. the process to enter the folder takes over a minute and every time i restart my system the same thing happens again. as long as i dont shut down then it is instantly accessible like all other folders on all my other hdds including the same hdd that the folder is on. it only seems to happen with the .paf files.

the folder is only 409 files at slightly over 5gb.

any suggestions?


A:Portable Applications Large Folder Backup

It might do that once, but it should not be doing it every single time. You don't have to keep it in the Program Files folder, you can put it anywhere. I keep my portable apps in a folder off my C drive made for them, it never does this.

Welcome to Windows 8 Forums!

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I have just received a running out of system disk memory notice on my Windows XP desktop computer. I was a bit surprised because I don't store much on the system disk, and as part of an exercise discussed on another thread here I had recently cleaned it up. I ran a scan with AVG free which came up with nothing and also Spybot S&D which cleaned out as many temp files as it could. After this I noticed one very large "hidden" folder remaining in the temp folder. It was called ~eu0000. In it was a single file called .eunf.
I have a dual boot so I could probably quite easily delete the folder and file, but before doing so I am curious as to whether it might have been caused by malware.

The composite image above shows the location of files on my very full system drive, as well as the results of the AVG scan.

This image shows the Windows temp folder (after the S&D cleanup) containing the offending large folder.
I should appreciate any thoughts anyone has on this.

A:Very large file in Windows\Temp folder

In it was a single file called .eunf

Is it eunf or just unf?

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Yesterday i copied a large folder 51gb into my external hardisk and I used windows 7. One file name was too long and I was prompted. I selected skip file. I remember seeing the folder in my hardisk after copy. But no longer there today. the space still occupied tried using programs like pci recovery. not found.
The folder has many work files. please help;

A:large folder missing on external hardisk

try to used power data it.....

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Clicking on a large folder in Explorer can cause a slowly-moving green progress bar. In some cases this can take several minutes to complete.

A common cause is thumbnail caching of image and video files, resulting from having properties | customize | "optimize this folder for:" set to pictures, vs documents or General items.

The most likely solution: in Explorer, right click on folder, select properties, customize, under "optimize this folder for:", select either General items, or documents. Set check box "Also apply this template to all subfolders", then click apply.

The slow progress bar is apparently caused by Explorer scanning the folder and all subfolders to pre-render thumbnail images for image and video files. This happens if the "optimize this folder" setting is pictures or videos. This happens when merely clicking on the top-level folder.

If "optimize this folder" is set to documents or General, the thumnails are not rendered until you actually click on the folder or sub-folder containing those.

This was discussed in another thread on this forum, but it was full of speculative remedies, and the actual cause and remedy was not posted until the last thread (and one year after the thread was started): Accessing drives in Windows Explorer takes a long time

I'm creating this thread with a more exact title and concise description, to aid in finding the solution based on a symptom search.

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A:Slow Explorer progress bar on large folder

My "Slow" folder was set up for Videos. Optimizing it for General solved the problem.


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I've got a little registry file that I run on all my new installs. One thing I been wanting to add to it is the ability to set the Folder View settings to "Large Icons" for "All Folders". The manual way to do this is...

- Open folder
- Right-Click > View > Large Icons
- Tools > Folder Options > View > Apply to Folders

So basically I'm looking for the registry key that I can change to set this via reg file. I've tried digging around in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU & Bags but it looks like those are for all folders. I'm looking for the one specific key/value that windows checks to determine what the folder view should be.

Thanks in advance!

A:Registry Key for Folder View > Large Icons

Hello XenonKilla,

If you like, you could set your folder view settings to how you like, then use the tutorial to back up these settings as a .reg file that you can use to restore them in any user account.

Folder View Settings - Back Up and Restore in Windows

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I am puzzled why, as far as I can tell, everything else seems to be there except this one single folder.

This is what happened: I run registry cleaner section in Ccleaner, and following that it was giving me an error message that the locally stored profile can't load, and it could only log me on with a temporary profile. Needless to say, I could not access any of the things in my profile.

I took my computer to the service place, but first nothing was done for 3 days (3 very painful days without my computer and being worried about the fate of my things on it...) and then the IT guy did work on it some, but I don't know what he did and I don't think he did much or didn't get far in any case, because when I picked my computer up there was no difference.

After that I was searching for some answers or suggestions on various forums etc. I tried system restore but it could not restore it. Then I ran chkdsk and it worked, it repaired one file (ntuser) and then my profile loaded back, looking like it always did before, except that as far as I was able to remember, one single folder is missing.

I looked in the hidden files and folders (by doing: windows explorer : tools : folder options : view tab : check show hidden files and folders : uncheck hide protected operating system files : OK) but I don't see it there.

The folder I am talking about was probably quite large, containing many sizable word documents and a number of pdf files. I think it was in "my documents&... Read more

A:After restored profile, one large folder is missing

Have you tried using Windows' search tool to search for the folder or files found inside it?
See if this software reveals anything...

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and also when deleting files recycle bin shows a black icon..

please help...

A:Folder Icons Are invisible when viewed large

Hi Qwerty77
Try this:

1) Right click the folder and choose properties.
2) Click on the Customize Tab.
3) Choose Change Icon at the bottom
Pick an icon you want top use for the folder,then click ok.

You may have inadvertently clicked on a "white" space when choosing icons. (It is possible to create invisible folders in that manner, hence the black box.
Try right clicking on your desktop first, and click refresh.
Hope this helps...

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looking for software (freeware) that will divide my 1 large folder into small folder w/o modifying any of the files in the folder

A:divide 1 large folder into small folders

If you DID find such software, on what basis would it be dividing this large folder??

And, why not do it yourself from Explorer, by creating new Sub Folders and drag/dropping the files?

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I use OE 6 on an XP Pro platform, and I need to move a large block of business emails from one OE folder to another. There are roughly 8,000 emails in this folder, and I need to move half to a new folder so they will compact properly.

Is there a FAST WAY to "Select" or highlight 4,000 out of 8,000 emails? It would take hours to hold down the Ctrl key and individually click all 4,000. Using Edit>Select All will not accomplish what I need. In a regular Windows folder, one can hold the Ctrl key and drag the cursor beside a long list of files to select them. Is there any way to do something similar inside an OE folder? Thanks.

A:Moving a large block of OE 6 emails to a different folder.. How To?

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Hi everyone,

So, yesterday I was surfing the internet as I suddenly get a BSoD. "Well, no biggie" was my first thought, and thus after rebooting with no problems I happily browsed a little more before shutting down my computer and going to bed.

However today, whenever I try booting up my system, my harddrive shuts down whilst trying to load Windows giving me no apparent BSoD nor an error message. So now I cannot get into my Windows.

The Windows Startup Recovery seems to find something, but it gives me a message saying, that it cannot fix it automatically. So I tried a few things on my own:

I have tried renaming various files after booting in safe mode and noting that the crash happened during the load of the file "avgrkx86.sys". However, if I rename that file, it just crashes at the driver-file being loaded prior to that (ie. "classpnp.sys"), and if I try to rename this as well, the crash occurs at the driver-file loaded prior to this - so I gave up.

I have also tried a CHKDSK on my system drive, but it found no errors or bad sectors. I have been swapping my RAM around and trying each module on its own, but to no avail. All cables and connections seem to be in order.

I hope one of you out there can help me :) thanks in advance

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Im looking for some help on a mysterious problem Im having. I just completed building a new system. P4 1.7 on a Giga-byte mobo. When I power up the system it goes through its post routine and does wonderful until it goes to boot from the operating system. Then the monitor flickers and the system just turns off. Could this be a bad boot sector on the hard drive or a corrupted OS? Any help?

A:Mysterious Shutdown during OS Boot?

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Hello, I have done a few google searches online to what these xerox folders and ms frontpage folders are doing in my c drive. Was thinking they were harmful. The cause for concern is that I am not allowed to delete them. After reading some of the searches I was confused with all the info and most of those posts were from 5 years ago (ancient history). I am wondering a couple things:

1) Is it possible to delete these folders (I want to because I'm rebellious and have spent enough time on the task to want to see them get demolished) and if so, how? I already tried safe mode and deleting, just comes right back on the reboot.
2) Why are they on my computer and after reading, everyone else's computers?


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I have been using Windows XP Version 2002 Service Pack 3 for a while with few problems, and run Norton 360 which I continually make sure is up to date with no warnings.

The problem that I have been having is that I have twice now found that my C: drive, which has 144 GB of hard drive space, keeps filling up when just a few months ago I checked it and it was less than half full. I downloaded a free program which shows me the folder sizes in Windows Explorer, and found that the cause of the drive filling up were these huge log files in my kids' "My Documents folders". There were many such files, but for example, there was one called CAGC0bd49d6c000a072e.log which was over 18 GB in size. I just simply delete them and empty my recycle bin, but they seem to keep reoccurring.

I am curious what they are, why they are so big, are they dangerous, and can they be prevented?

Thanks so much for any help!!

A:Large .log files in My Documents folder starting with CAGC*

If you scan with AV and AM and they show nothing, open a few and see what's in them.

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I am backing up my Win 7 folder just before moving to WIN 8. The folder is 65G in size. I just copy and paste from my laptop hard drive to my external USB drive. I started the copying just before I went to bed last night. This morning I saw a pop up windows saying that 12 files cannot be copied because the path is too long. The option is "skip' or 'Cancel'. I took the skip option and the copy job completed. But it does not tell me the name of the 12 files that I skipped.
Now my problem is how do I found out which 12 files are missing in my backup.
I know that I can do the copy paste again and watch out for the error message. But it is a waste of time sitting in front of the screen. That was why I do it over night.
What is the best way to do this kind of work other than using some backup software.

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I did google a few times but couldn't find a way to solve. I'm using Windows 7 pro x64 (I think I upgraded from windows 7 home edition). I had same problem last week but while I was cleaning out some stuff windows was updated so I had to restart....and then there suddenly was 17 gbs free space. But ever since last update my HDD is down to attachments.

I'm on laptop with followings:

ASUS N61JQ-X1 16-Inch Laptop
1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Quad-Core Processor
Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm using TuneUp Utilities 2011 (luckily the new guys who took over and messed up TuneUp stuff decided not to mess with anything before 2012 version) with Avast. As you guys can see from my attachments, Windows folder and System Volume Information alone are taking 50+ Gbs. I'm also wondering if I need all these crabs with amd64-microsoft-naturallanguages-blahblahblah? I have 84000 files of these craps. I do keep it hibernation which is about 3gbs. I moved system restore point to external HDD so no back up whatsoever in C drive, all games except few, which are located in D drive, are located in external HDD.

Is there any way I can possibly clean up from windows and system volume information without harming my computer? btw, I didn't do a single format ever since I bought this computer because it still runs smoothly. The only thing that's bothering me right now is C drive space, and I don't want to format because I'm going to grab a new machine for programming at th... Read more

A:Window folder and System Volume information too large.

Note: I see you moved System Restore to another drive, no idea how that affects the following! Follow it regardless.

Avast Bug

Please read
Also check

Avast sets System Restore disk usage % to 50.

You can try:
- go to control panel-> programs and features -> Avast -> change
- remove the component NG (down below).
- change % back to 10% (windows default) or whatever you like it
- restart
- check if % is what you set
- check restore points (seems this NG delete old restore points when run out of space)
- manually create a restore point if there are none
- open command prompt ->vssadmin list shadowstorage
- see how much space it takes.

You can also try uninstalling Grimefighter if above won't solve your problem.

For Windows folder:
Did you run Disk Cleanup yet?

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For a while now my Windows folder has been taking up more space on my 60GB SSD than I think it should. The size breakdown goes like this:

C:/Windows - 28 GB

- winsxs - 11.65 GB
- System32 - 8.45 GB
- Assembly - 1.63 GB
- SysWOW64 - 1.30 GB
- Installer - 1.17 GB
- Microsoft.NET - 1.03 GB
- SoftwareDistribution - 0.85 GB

I do regular registry fixes and temp file cleans, and I do regular inspections on my drives to remove unnecessary files and programs. However, the large increase in my Windows folder which happened about 6 months ago is really bothering me.

Is there any way get rid of some excess files? Or is this just a case of Windows inaccurately showing the actual amount of free space due to hard links?

Help is appreciated, thanks

A:Abnormally large Windows folder, size reduction possible?

Have you run disk cleanup?

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I'm using Kolor Autopano Pro, on W8 Pro. In this application there is a 'Select images' control which opens an explorer window to choose the images for a pano.

Often it crashes with an exception c0000374, as follows:

Autopano Pro (Build 12/03/2013 )

Stopped working

‎12/‎05/‎2013 16:04

Report sent

Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Kolor\Autopano Pro 3.0\AutopanoPro_x64.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: AutopanoPro_x64.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 513f04c4
Fault Module Name: StackHash_58b1
Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16420
Fault Module Timestamp: 505ab405
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: PCH_1B_FROM_ntdll+0x0000000000002C2A
OS Version: 6.2.9200.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 58b1
Additional Information 2: 58b107ff772738b9d40473f199a9bbac
Additional Information 3: 398f
Additional Information 4: 398ffb97eb84e25cb020526ceb62d673

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: dae2bdc92438601f1b7abf5ca3a5c973 (104288499)

In particular it crashes if I scroll the window rapidly while the thumbnails are still being populated.
If I scroll it one row at a time to the very end, such that all the thumbnails (from DNG, JPG and TIF files) are filled in then I can use the slider to scroll rapidly up and down the window, no problem at all. Cycling through the different ... Read more

A:Exception when scrolling a folder with 'large icon' view.

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (even though you're not reporting BSOD's): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Also, Please do the following (preferably immediately after the app crashes - it'll be easier for me to scan):
- open Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

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Hi all.
I have had lots of videos on my hdd for some time now building up a collection of car videos/movies. there is roughly 50gb+ of videos on one partition, 17+gb of these vids are car videos. When I go into my car video folder my HDD light comes on and loads like crazy, and then when I try to open one it takes for ages.

Also another problem which mite be related that I have is, Files go missing, eg. a 700mb car movie. the file is still there it shows all the bytes in properties and that is all correct, but when I try to open it says the file has been "compressed" or something along those terms. I know its not the codec, as I have just about every codec and these movies have worked previously. Especially after reformatting my files go missing from each of my back up partition drives. at the moment, 3.77gb of my fighting videos will not open :(

If anyone can help me, i would appreciate it. its really annoying not to be able to use the stuff on your HDD.

Mr. SaKaTuMi

A:Loads very slowly after opening a large folder of videos

hmmm....defrag your hdd and see if that helps. a good defraggin tool is diskeeper and perfect disk. so far i have experiences with diskeeper and it works great and the program is hella fast.

also since you are running winxp, try booting up with your winxp cd. of course and im sure you know this, you will need to change the boot order in the bios to cdrom as first boot device.

then when you boot up with the winxp cd, choose repair in the main console and it will take you to a command prompt screen. type out " chkdsk /r" without the "". also you will need a space between chkdsk and /r.

after it has finish, bootup to windows and see if this fixes your problem. also scan your computer for viruses, spyware, and malware. good luck

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Okay, here's the situation. A week ago, i was surfing the internet and watching videos. The LCD screen on my computer suddenly turned black and the fan spun at a faster than normal rate. This persisted for a few seconds and the computer powered down completely. When i proceeded to power it back on again it would start and shut down almost immediately. When i took out the side panel and turned the computer on, i could see that the fan spun for a fraction of a second after i pressed the start button and then stopped after that. There is no other noise when i turn my computer on now and the LCD monitor did not receive any visual when i tried to do so. Therefore i presumed that the hard disk and the CPU is not even in use when i try to turn my computer on.

Here's my computer specs:

Compaq Presario sr1934nx
AMD athlon 64 3500+
1GB RAM and 200GB hard drive
Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
Windows media center edition 2005
I have searched on the internet and there was only 1 person that had the exact same problem as me. All the others said that their computer started for at least a few seconds while running and then shut down. Mine is definitely a hardware problem and i even took it to a computer repair shop for diagnosis. They said that it had something to do with the CPU or motherboard, yet not pinpointing just what exactly the problem was nor offering a guarantee that a replacement CPU or motherboard would fix the problem.

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A:Mysterious diagnosis: my computer won't boot up!

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When I reboot, I get a screen (after "memory check" etc, but before log-in/password) which asks me if I want to run
"W2000 Pro Setup" or just "W2000".
If I don't enter anything, in 3 seconds it starts the "W2000 Pro Setup" by default, which takes a long time and asks alot of questions about repairing, etc, and seems like it's re-installing or repairing W2000.
Is it trying to repair, or what?
Also, I suspect my current installation is messed up in some way or another. (see my previous post on "AARGH Windows components")
Should I attempt a "clean install"? How do I do that?
What does that mean anyway? Will it wipe everything from my HD? I've already removed most of my important personal data, games, etc, but will a "clean install" require me to reinstall ALL of my Apps like DSL, Scanner, printer, etc...??? PLEASE HELLLP!

A:new, mysterious W2000 boot message

Yes a clean install will require you to re-install all apps. A truely clean install involves deleting your partitions and recreating them to remove any stubborn bugs/viruses/worms and trojans. It is a pain, but with some systems it is the only way to recover your sanity. If you have run virus scans and installed all the latest updates from MS, and the system is still asking to repair, then you can try the repair install or perform a parallel install of 2k in a new folder (winnt2). Install all the same updates and service packs that you have on the original install, then copy the system32 files (files only, not sub-folders) and the files in the system32\drivers folder from the new over the old. Reboot to check the original version for funtionality and if it works, then you don't have to re-install the apps. Just edit the boot.ini file in c: (change the read-only attribute first) to point to the original as the default OS and you are ready to go. You can then delete the new version if you need the space, or keep it as an alternative good install that you may need again in the future.

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HI Guys

My workhorse PC (PII 400 256mb win98 IE6 Symantec AV and Internet security 2003) is causing me concerns.

Every power up the dial up connection box appears. Norton Internet security doesn't start until I allow connection to the net

On reading the log of sites that where recorded in Nortons web log, this site is all that is mentioned
Can anybody help?

A:Mysterious automatic dial up on boot

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System: HP w/ AMD 800 processor, 30G (24G free), 192M ram
Office 2000 Word - I have a folder (BigFolder) in My Documents that contains about 4000 subfolders. When I "save as" with BigFolder as the "save in:" it takes 30 - 60 seconds to bring up the list of subfolders. This just recently slowed down like this - it used to take 5 - 10 seconds. I have scanned and defragged. Will more memory speed this up? Any other ideas? I am currently saving into a "work" folder, then later moving the "work" subfolders into BigFolder.

A:Office 2000 Word - large folder slow to save into

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I'm sharing a folder on a Windows XP computer with 15,000 sub-folders/files over a small network. This folder used to be hosted in Windows Server 2003 machine. But after I made the switch to XP, accessing the shared folder over the network takes over 1 minute for the files to list.

Does anyone know what might be causing this slow performance? And is it related to the XP operating system?

Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.


A:Problem sharing folder with large number of files over network

if you are using sp2 or 3 i believe this problem could be caused by a tcp connection limit have a look at this

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I have a folder that I created on my computer that only held pictures [no program files or anything]. I tried to access it to find it corrupt: "The File or Directory is Corrupt and unreadable." So, I tried to delete the file to find "Cannot delete 'filename', the directory is not empty."
I have tried rebooting the system, it didn't help.
I CAN rename it, but still can't delete it.
I can move it to different locations on my computer, but not to a flashdrive.
If possible, I want to avoid downloading any force delete programs.

A:Cannot delete empty folder, folder is corrupt- help?

Several possibilities I can think of.

HD errors. Run chkdsk and see if that fixes it.

Could be malware.

Boot to Safe Mode in order to get the "Security" tab under the folder's "Properities" and take ownership of the folder, and "replace owner on sub-containers and objects".

Then UN-click "Inherit from Parent permissions...etc..." under the "Permissions" tab, hit "apply" and exit to Normal XP mode.

You should be able to delete the folder if it is not corrupt.

If all this fails, install Unlocker and use that to delete the folder, on boot if necessary.

Report results.

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'Folder in use! The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. Close the folder and try again.'

This is the message I get, I want to delete the folder since I no longer need it. The folder contains ScpControl.dll and.ScpService.exe. I haven't found it in the Task manager processes list. Here is some background info on the folder in case it's useful:

I followed the following steps to use my PS3 dualshock 3 controller with PC games, It basically makes Windows recognise the DS3 as an xbox 360 controller.

While connected it flashes one red light slowly to indicate charging. But once I D/C it won't stop flashing all 4 red lights (presumably until the battery dies). I haven't used it wirelessly yet, only via the USB cable that came with the DS3. Holding the PS button for 10 secs worked as a temporary solution to stop the controller flashing.

Steam Community :: Group :: Steam Universe...

1: Download the official drivers for the Xbox 360 controller from Microsoft's site. I use the 64 bit version, but you should choose the appropriate Windows version here: DOWNLOAD[]

2: Install the Xbox 360 controller drivers.

3: Plug in your PS3 controller with USB. Also plug in your bluetooth dongle if you want to use that (and install the drivers if you haven't already).

4: Download the XInput Wrapper drivers from here: DOWNLOAD[]

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A:'Folder in use!' message, I can't delete/move this folder, help!

Welcome to Seven Forums supashaka. You might download Lock Hunter and it will show you what is locking the file. Right click and choose What is locking this file? It will also let you try to unlock, and delete the files. You may have to restart if it cannot delete the file while windows is running. A Guy

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Unable to delete a folder on an external USB HDD. Tried with take ownership.
Tried Takedown, and some options on
Owner of Files and Folders - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

I booted from USB (WinPE/Paragon) and accessed command prompt from there.
Deleting the folder: invalid folder name.

Have no idea how to solve it.
I can rename the folder, but not move it.

Any suggestions?

As far as I can see I am the owner/administrator and having full control on the folder...?

W10 Unable to delete folder-invalid folder name.pdf

Have combined all screenshots into 1 PDF - else the post would be way too big.
never uploaded a PDF before.

A:Unable to delete a folder - Invalid folder name

Run chkdsk x: /r to make sure that there's no HD corruption.
x: is the drive containing the folder you want to delete.Try to delete the folder again. If still does not work, go to step 3.Download: Download - Linux Mint and create a bootable USB using: Rufus - Create bootable USBBoot up with Linux Mint and try to delete the folder again.
NOTE: Unlike WinPE. Linux does not have any Windows permission imposed to it so it is easier to delete.

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I was using Netbeans IDE and xampp,
It crashed when I moved a project using its function, and when I checked out the folder it had infinite folder in folder structure.
Its not possible to delete it ,
I can not open more than below . .

Folder properties says 86 folders.
I have tried to delete on deepest folder level , it shows error - "The source file names are larger that supported by file system."

I have tried using tool called unlocker, but it also failed .
I tried renaming to one character per folder , didn't worked.
Command prompt does show deleted but It does not work.
These folders does not have any files , its just 0bytes .

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
250GB HDD .

A:Not able to delete folder in folder infinite structure.

Welcome to the forums.

Dang, that's a new one. Tried the command line? Go to your E:\xampp\htdocs\ folder, then do a "rmdir /s P" and let us know what happens.

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Hello there,

I have a problem on my computer where when I goto a folder with a large amount of .avi files, it crashes explorer.exe. I researched on google, people had the same problem and the way they fixed was by deleting windows media player, however I need windows media player to stream my videos to the xbox.

Any ideas?


A:Windows Media Player, Explorer.exe, Folder with large amounts of .avis

You could always split them into sub folders so there are less files present at once.

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I'm having problems when I try to customize my folder icons on VISTA. The icons I usually make is 256x256 px size and when I apply it to my desired folders, the size of the icons is always 32x32 px. When I try to appear it on large icons view, it's still on 32x32 px. It's so frustrating.

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I need to split a folder containing several levels of subfolders into dvdr sizes for backup. I would like to retain not only the folder name but subfolders names.

Ex. C:\Pictures\Summer is 7gb and i would like to split it into C:\folder1\pictures\summer and C:\folder2\my pictures\summer

Any one know of a util? RAR/ZIP is an option but I would really like viewable access to the files on any disc.

The folder I need to split is quite large 70GB.

A:Split large size folder into smaller ones retaining subfolder names

Your talking about 16+ DVDs for that one file. The odds of one of them being bad is quite high.

Why not backup to an external hard drive instead?

Also, most burner software will do this for you automatically. I know Roxio will for sure. It will put as much as it can on each DVD then prompt you for a new one when that is done.

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