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August 28, 2005 12:14:02 AM

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I have a folder on my desktop that I want to delete. Everything was deleted
out of the main folder but one folder. Whenever I go to delete either folder
an error message pops up telling me that it cannot find the specified file
and to make sure that I specify the correct path and file name. I'd like to
remove the pesky file but I can't figure out how to do it.

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Anonymous
August 28, 2005 12:17:20 AM

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Try restarting your computer.

"Chris" <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have a folder on my desktop that I want to delete. Everything was deleted
> out of the main folder but one folder. Whenever I go to delete either
> folder
> an error message pops up telling me that it cannot find the specified file
> and to make sure that I specify the correct path and file name. I'd like
> to
> remove the pesky file but I can't figure out how to do it.
August 28, 2005 10:55:01 AM

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I've restarted my computer, I've booted up in Safe Mode, and I've tried using
the command prompt to remove it. I receive the same error for all those
methods.

"Dennis Marks" wrote:

> Try restarting your computer.
>
> "Chris" <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D 988BAD1-03D0-4E8A-B7E9-C01D551C59BC@microsoft.com...
> >I have a folder on my desktop that I want to delete. Everything was deleted
> > out of the main folder but one folder. Whenever I go to delete either
> > folder
> > an error message pops up telling me that it cannot find the specified file
> > and to make sure that I specify the correct path and file name. I'd like
> > to
> > remove the pesky file but I can't figure out how to do it.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
August 28, 2005 2:16:58 PM

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You can try renaming it, then deleting it. And, try deleting it from
Explorer.
Or, go to Start>run>search, type the folder/file name, search, then try
deleting it from there.

"Chris" <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7AC4D43D-D6EA-4E40-B5F5-233CC4299591@microsoft.com...
> I've restarted my computer, I've booted up in Safe Mode, and I've tried
> using
> the command prompt to remove it. I receive the same error for all those
> methods.
>
> "Dennis Marks" wrote:
>
>> Try restarting your computer.
>>
>> "Chris" <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:D 988BAD1-03D0-4E8A-B7E9-C01D551C59BC@microsoft.com...
>> >I have a folder on my desktop that I want to delete. Everything was
>> >deleted
>> > out of the main folder but one folder. Whenever I go to delete either
>> > folder
>> > an error message pops up telling me that it cannot find the specified
>> > file
>> > and to make sure that I specify the correct path and file name. I'd
>> > like
>> > to
>> > remove the pesky file but I can't figure out how to do it.
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
August 28, 2005 7:43:14 PM

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Install this program called unlocker after it is installed then right click
the file or folder and select Unlocker. If the file or folder is locked then
a window will appear with a list of processes locking the file or folder.
Select the locks and click Unlock and you are done.
http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/unlocker170.exe If that does not work then
try Killbox http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/killbox.zip


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"Chris" <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7AC4D43D-D6EA-4E40-B5F5-233CC4299591@microsoft.com...
> I've restarted my computer, I've booted up in Safe Mode, and I've tried
> using
> the command prompt to remove it. I receive the same error for all those
> methods.
>
> "Dennis Marks" wrote:
>
>> Try restarting your computer.
>>
>> "Chris" <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:D 988BAD1-03D0-4E8A-B7E9-C01D551C59BC@microsoft.com...
>> >I have a folder on my desktop that I want to delete. Everything was
>> >deleted
>> > out of the main folder but one folder. Whenever I go to delete either
>> > folder
>> > an error message pops up telling me that it cannot find the specified
>> > file
>> > and to make sure that I specify the correct path and file name. I'd
>> > like
>> > to
>> > remove the pesky file but I can't figure out how to do it.
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
September 11, 2005 3:58:46 PM

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right click the folder then hit delete
"Chris" <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 988BAD1-03D0-4E8A-B7E9-C01D551C59BC@microsoft.com...
>I have a folder on my desktop that I want to delete. Everything was deleted
> out of the main folder but one folder. Whenever I go to delete either
> folder
> an error message pops up telling me that it cannot find the specified file
> and to make sure that I specify the correct path and file name. I'd like
> to
> remove the pesky file but I can't figure out how to do it.
September 11, 2005 5:23:41 PM

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I had the same problem yesterday and
Purge IE worked great for me.


http://www.purgeie.com/delinv.htm


"ruffin" <ruffin1001@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> right click the folder then hit delete
> "Chris" <Chris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D 988BAD1-03D0-4E8A-B7E9-C01D551C59BC@microsoft.com...
>>I have a folder on my desktop that I want to delete. Everything was
>>deleted
>> out of the main folder but one folder. Whenever I go to delete either
>> folder
>> an error message pops up telling me that it cannot find the specified
>> file
>> and to make sure that I specify the correct path and file name. I'd like
>> to
>> remove the pesky file but I can't figure out how to do it.
>
>
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