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deleting a folder with an error
Posted 03 July 2005 - 06:09 PM
I'm using WinXP-Home. I'm trying to permanently
delete a folder that appears empty with another empty
subfolder, but I'm getting an error that says some user/
application is using the empty subfolder and cannot delete
I've tried clearing the READ ONLY attribute but didn't help.
What should I do to delete this folder?
Posted 03 July 2005 - 06:19 PM
Posted 03 July 2005 - 06:46 PM
You could also use mstIsUsedBy to find out what program is using it.
Posted 03 July 2005 - 06:53 PM
Thanks for your feedbacks.
KJxp, what's mstIsUsedBy? Is it available out of WinXP or
some shareware? And, how do I use it?
Oh, by the way, restarting hasn't made any difference.
Edited by pcandpc, 03 July 2005 - 06:54 PM.
Posted 04 July 2005 - 09:07 AM
To use, run it. Then drag the offending file (or folder) and drop it on mstIsUsedBy. It will show you (if it can find a handle) which program(s) are locking it.
Edited by KJxp, 04 July 2005 - 09:13 AM.
Posted 04 July 2005 - 09:13 AM
Replace C:\Temp with the full path to the offending folder. Then paste the output here (your user name isn't important, so replace it with **** to keep it private if you want).
Posted 04 July 2005 - 10:13 AM
Thanks for your feedback. I'll check out your freeware later.
Actually, I'm more interested in resolving this issue within XP
without any external helper application. So, in that aspect,
here's the output from cacls command execution:
c:\program files\xerox BUILTIN\Users:R
Will this help? Wow, you can decipher this in plain English? Impressed!
Edited by pcandpc, 04 July 2005 - 09:16 PM.
Posted 04 July 2005 - 06:49 PM
One solution is to disable SFC, then delete it, but this leaves your system unprotected by SFC: http://www.annoyance...inxp/1063930641
The folder is always empty, and harmless, so I'd say ignore it.
Posted 04 July 2005 - 09:21 PM
Wonderful! Thanks for your clarification.
Posted 04 July 2005 - 09:44 PM
Posted 06 July 2005 - 02:24 PM
Thanks for your tip. That one just slipped off of me.
Posted 12 July 2005 - 12:03 PM
thanks rvyan'sVM for integrating the program
Posted 13 July 2005 - 02:14 PM
Thanks for your feedback.
bhurtel, can you give me more details as to how
I can use this "unlocker" program and where I can
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