Folder that cannot be deleted

Posted: 10-06-2008, 11:23 PM
Hi,
I currently have a folder on my desktop that cannot be renamed, deleted or
moved or opened.

i get the follow error message when trying to delete the folder:

Could not find this item
This is no longer located in C:\users\xxx\desktop. verify the item's
location and try again.


if i right click the folder and go to properties and then security i get the
following message:

the requested secuirty information is either unavailable or can't be
displayed.

regards,
scott

Folder that cannot be deleted


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Engel
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RE: Folder that cannot be deleted
Posted: 10-07-2008, 02:20 AM
Hello Scott,

Have you been doing this detection and cleaning work in safe mºde?

To get into Safe mode, tap F8 right at Power On / Startup, and use UP arrow
key to get to Safe Mode, then hit ENTER.

Make sure that there are no other programs running, especially anti-virus
programs.

In safe mode, some of the protective services which these programs use to
ensure that they aren't removed, are not running, so they are easier to
remºve.

I would recommend you use both your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware product to do
a thorough scan in safe mode to make sure all remnants of the Spyware and
Trojans are removed.


I hope this post is helpful.

Let us know how it works ºut.

Good luck

Ǝиçεl
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"scott" wrote:
> Hi,
> I currently have a folder on my desktop that cannot be renamed, deleted or
> moved or opened.
>
> i get the follow error message when trying to delete the folder:
>
> Could not find this item
> This is no longer located in C:\users\xxx\desktop. verify the item's
> location and try again.
>
>
> if i right click the folder and go to properties and then security i get the
> following message:
>
> the requested secuirty information is either unavailable or can't be
> displayed.
>
> regards,
> scott
>
Brink
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Re: Folder that cannot be deleted
Posted: 10-07-2008, 02:26 AM

Hello Scott

This tutorial may be able to help you

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...-vista-fix.htm

Hope this helps
Shaw

scott;854318 Wrote:
> Hi
> I currently have a folder on my desktop that cannot be renamed, delete
> o
> moved or opened
>
> i get the follow error message when trying to delete the folder
>
> Could not find this ite
> This is no longer located in C:\users\xxx\desktop. verify the item'
> location and try again
>
>
> if i right click the folder and go to properties and then security
> get th
> following message
>
> the requested secuirty information is either unavailable or can't b
> displayed
>
> regards
> scot
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Re: Folder that cannot be deleted
Posted: 10-07-2008, 02:29 AM
Hello,

What is the name of the folder?

- JB

"scott"
> Hi,
> I currently have a folder on my desktop that cannot be renamed, deleted or
> moved or opened.
>
> i get the follow error message when trying to delete the folder:
>
> Could not find this item
> This is no longer located in C:\users\xxx\desktop. verify the item's
> location and try again.
>
>
> if i right click the folder and go to properties and then security i get
> the following message:
>
> the requested secuirty information is either unavailable or can't be
> displayed.
>
> regards,
> scott
>
Richard G. Harper
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Re: Folder that cannot be deleted
Posted: 10-07-2008, 10:38 AM
Have you tried rebooting since deleting the folder?

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"scott" <smagowan@live.co.uk> wrote in message
news:C3EC826A-2F75-42D8-8F67-32A6DB7939B7@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I currently have a folder on my desktop that cannot be renamed, deleted or
> moved or opened.
>
> i get the follow error message when trying to delete the folder:
>
> Could not find this item
> This is no longer located in C:\users\xxx\desktop. verify the item's
> location and try again.
>
>
> if i right click the folder and go to properties and then security i get
> the following message:
>
> the requested secuirty information is either unavailable or can't be
> displayed.
>
> regards,
> scott
>
 
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