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Cannot Delete : The directory is not empty, But heres the kicker.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Windows Tecky, Aug 6, 2006.

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  1. Windows Tecky

    Windows Tecky Thread Starter

    Aug 6, 2006

    Ok, I have a PSP, and I play games of the memory stick. Required to use games on my PSP is naming game folders xxxx% and xxxxx, an eboot.pbp is then inserted into each folder (eboots are the PSP's version of .exe). They found a new way of naming the game folders to %__SCE__xxxxx and __SCE__xxxxx to stop the PSP displaying corrupt icons in its menu.

    Now, the problem:

    My computer won't display any of my folders with the __SCE__ naming. The %__SCE__ still displays, but not the plain __SCE__. I'll try deleting folders with the __SCE__xxxxx folders in them, but I get an error that the directory is not empty. The folder is displayed if it is in a compressed format and viewed through winRAR, and if I rename by removing the __SCE__, the folder displays. Does anyone know what may cause this?

    I have Windows. They can be viewed and renamed when compressed, but when I uncompress them, they won't appear. I can type the address in the address bar, but it cannot find the directory, and the directory is invisible to any file viewing utilities I try, even the command prompt. I also navigated to the folder with the __SCE__ folder in it via WinRAR, and it no longer sees them, unless they are compressed. I also can't see any of the __SCE__ folders when I connect my PSP to USB, all I see are the %__SCE__ folders. Alos, when I use a program called PSPBrew to manage my homebrews order in the PSP, it loads all the names, but I don't get visual icons that the program displays.

    Also, if I righ-click the folder with the now unforseen __SCE__xxx folder, Windows doesn't recognize it. It says 0 bytes, 0 files, 0 folders. I've tried command prompt commands like attrib and rd, but no dice. Its like it becomes completely invisible to Windows. I have gone to Folder Options and enabled viewing hidden files and folders, but it doesn't help.

    I have tried registry defraging and cleaning. No effect. Its a real pain, because the only way I can delete these files are in safe mode.

    Heres some visual help, this is really annoying me: (pictures attached)
    1. Make a new folder

    2. Rename with __SCE__ in front of the folder name

    3. It returns to the folder's original name

    4. It now disappears, completely unviewable in any way

    5. If I enter safe mode, it displays the folder, but with an additional folder beside it named __SCE__ (a folder I did not create)

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