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Cannot delete an empty folder

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Himanshu, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. Himanshu

    Himanshu Thread Starter

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    I cannot delete a folder named xerox of 0 bytes.
    It contains only an empty folder called nwwia which is also of 0 bytes.
    When i try to delete it , the following error appears "Cannot delete nwwia. It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again"

    I am running XP pro with only a single user home pc.
     
  2. $teve

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    Its part of xp...like the "my pictures" my music" folders.
     
  3. Bruce319

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    If you really want to delete that folder, have you tried deleting it in Safe Mode? It might just let you delete it since it only loads the necessary drivers.
     
  4. Himanshu

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    Thanks Steve, but if you could tell me the sense of having an empty folder.
     
  5. jnibori

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    http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/13/4/13-4-17.shtml

     
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  7. Himanshu

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    Thanks to u all at TSG for the info.
     
  8. Miz

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    The way to delete those folders is here in the post by "twister."

    In case you can't access that page, he says, "actually renaming sfcfiles.dll to sfcfiles.bak works a lot quicker. just say cancel to windows files protection pop-ups."
     
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