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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 1:06:31 AM

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I have a particular folder on my desktop that I cannot delete.
When attempting to delete I recieve the error message:
" Cannot delete folder..: Cannot find specified file. Make sure you
specify the correct path and file name"

I have tried deleting while in Safe Mode with the same error message. I
have also performed a CHKDSK /F and am still unable to delete.
I am the admin on this PC also.

Any thoughts on how to delete this folder is appreciated.

thanks!

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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 8:18:20 AM

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Log in as another user with admin rights, navigate to that folder then
delete it.


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"trs80" <trs80@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:U%lAe.60040$R21.15011@lakeread06...
>I have a particular folder on my desktop that I cannot delete.
> When attempting to delete I recieve the error message:
> " Cannot delete folder..: Cannot find specified file. Make sure you
> specify the correct path and file name"
>
> I have tried deleting while in Safe Mode with the same error message. I
> have also performed a CHKDSK /F and am still unable to delete.
> I am the admin on this PC also.
>
> Any thoughts on how to delete this folder is appreciated.
>
> thanks!
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 1:52:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Open a MS-DOS box and type "rd /s <drive:\folder name>
[Deletes the folder recursively]

See this page for several different approaches:
http://aumha.org/a/stubborn.php

You Cannot Delete a File or a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=320081

How to Remove Files with Reserved Names in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315226


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"trs80" <trs80@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:U%lAe.60040$R21.15011@lakeread06...
>I have a particular folder on my desktop that I cannot delete.
> When attempting to delete I recieve the error message:
> " Cannot delete folder..: Cannot find specified file. Make sure you
> specify the correct path and file name"
>
> I have tried deleting while in Safe Mode with the same error message. I
> have also performed a CHKDSK /F and am still unable to delete.
> I am the admin on this PC also.
>
> Any thoughts on how to delete this folder is appreciated.
>
> thanks!
>
>
>
>
>
!