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Delete Empty Folder with Permanent Read Only Set

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April 17, 2004 2:17:11 AM

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I'm looking for help deleting a folder that was left on my desktop after an
aborted restore from a backup cd. The folder contains other folders. They
all have zero bytes. They all have their Read Only attribute boxes checked.
I am the sys admin but I can neither remove the Read Only attributes nor (of
course) delete the folders. They don't seem to be causing any computer
problems and I can move them to other locations in my file structure with no
apparent problem. I've tried many of the fixes found in the
July 2, 2004 12:57:02 PM

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I have the exact same problem, I have run checkdisk, attempted just about every fix here and nothing. I have an old "My Documents" folder that contains several other folders. When I view them through explorer they appear as empty, however, I have noticed that other programs (ie. disk defragmentor) still report the information that was contained in these folders, and I am pretty certain that their volume has not been deleted from memory, because I should have a lot more available memory than I do. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

"David Parker" wrote:

> I'm looking for help deleting a folder that was left on my desktop after an
> aborted restore from a backup cd. The folder contains other folders. They
> all have zero bytes. They all have their Read Only attribute boxes checked.
> I am the sys admin but I can neither remove the Read Only attributes nor (of
> course) delete the folders. They don't seem to be causing any computer
> problems and I can move them to other locations in my file structure with no
> apparent problem. I've tried many of the fixes found in the
>
>
>
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