Rogue folder I can't delete

  david Wilson 19:21 24 Jun 2005

I've started using Picasa to organise the growing photo collection - but when I re-organised and tried to delete one of the (now empty) folders that I'd created with Picasa, it wouldn't. Neither would "explorer"
The system is win2k, so Norton Utilities won't touch the NTFS file structure.
Windoze has locked the folder as being in use, and I can't get rid of it.
Anybody got any ideas?

  mattyc_92 19:24 24 Jun 2005

Try booting into safe mode and deleting it there?

Or check the permissions for the folder as this is normally the problem in WinXp and WinXP's secuirty is based on Win2k's

  jimv7 19:26 24 Jun 2005

Restart the computer, tapping the f8 key, from the available options choose 'safe mode', then delete the folder and restart windows normally.

  VoG II 19:26 24 Jun 2005

Try in Safe Mode click here

Or try Remove on Reboot click here

  papa lazarous 21:44 24 Jun 2005

open up a command prompt and navigate to where the folder is located. then do a ctrl-alt-del to bring up task manager. do an end task on explorer. use the still open command prompt to delete the folder. youshould now be able to delete it as explorer can't lock it. go back to task manager and create a new task 'explorer.exe' to get your desktop back.

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