can't delete folder on E: drive

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Hello,

I'm running windows XP and I accidentely dragged my windows folder into the
E: drive that states "files ready to be written to the CD". The folder is
only a shortcut but when I try to delete it from the E: drive it states
"being used by another person or program" and won't delete it. Any loophole
as to how to delete this.

Thanks in advance and appreciate the help from this group!

Shauny
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Did you try just dragging it back?

    "shauny" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > I'm running windows XP and I accidentely dragged my windows folder into the
    > E: drive that states "files ready to be written to the CD". The folder is
    > only a shortcut but when I try to delete it from the E: drive it states
    > "being used by another person or program" and won't delete it. Any loophole
    > as to how to delete this.
    >
    > Thanks in advance and appreciate the help from this group!
    >
    > Shauny
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    He put something into the holding area for files waiting to be written to a
    cd in his E: (optical) drive, so it is not like moving from one folder to
    another. He is being hassled by a baloon that tells him he has files
    waiting to be written.

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    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
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    "vicki" <vicki@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F09D2D51-EA09-4696-BF54-9F07BD9E8C07@microsoft.com...
    > Did you try just dragging it back?
    >
    > "shauny" wrote:
    >
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> I'm running windows XP and I accidentely dragged my windows folder into
    >> the
    >> E: drive that states "files ready to be written to the CD". The folder
    >> is
    >> only a shortcut but when I try to delete it from the E: drive it states
    >> "being used by another person or program" and won't delete it. Any
    >> loophole
    >> as to how to delete this.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance and appreciate the help from this group!
    >>
    >> Shauny
    >>
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    To delete files and folders from the CD recorder temporary storage area
    Open My Computer.
    Double-click the CD recording drive. Windows displays a temporary storage
    area where files are held before they are copied to the CD. Any files or
    folders located in the temporary storage area are listed under Files Ready
    to be Written to the CD.
    Under CD Writing Tasks, click Delete temporary files. Windows deletes the
    files and folders from the temporary storage area and moves them to the
    Recycle Bin.

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    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    "shauny" <shauny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:125DDD2F-9CDA-4349-86D9-2FEC8FD970A3@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I'm running windows XP and I accidentely dragged my windows folder into
    > the
    > E: drive that states "files ready to be written to the CD". The folder is
    > only a shortcut but when I try to delete it from the E: drive it states
    > "being used by another person or program" and won't delete it. Any
    > loophole
    > as to how to delete this.
    >
    > Thanks in advance and appreciate the help from this group!
    >
    > Shauny
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 00:17:09 -0700, Colin Barnhorst wrote:

    > He is being hassled by a baloon

    Sometimes XP reminds me of the sixties. ;^)

    --
    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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