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  1. irish66

    irish66 Thread Starter

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    Hi. I'm loooking for a program to get rid of an empty folder.
    actually there are a number of folders with nothing in any of them.
    here's how it looks
    nothing here/
    yty/7/
    y/
    DW_Audio_-_BF_123_-_The_Company_of_Friends.\
    DW_BF119_-_Key_2_Time_-_The_Chaos_Pool.\
    i can copy but not the move the folders to a another drive, and have no problem deleting the whole thing from the drive i copy it to.. There are no files inside the dw folders, but I can only see that when i copy it to another drive.
    in the original drive, i can rename the folders except for the two dw folders.
    I guess it's not really a problem, as they are not taking up space, but still it would be nice to get rid of them.

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    RAM: 1900 Mb
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  2. lunarlander

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    Have you check marked show hidden files and system files? There may be hidden files inside those folders. The option to do this is in Explorer > Organize > Folder and Search Options > View tab.

    Once you find those files, you can try an unlocker utility to unlock the file so you can delete them. I have found this unlocker:

    http://filehippo.com/download_unlocker

    But I have not used this before.
     
  3. irish66

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    Yep, Show hidden files and system files is ticked
    The drive is an external HD.
    the folder is read only, and i can't remove that.
    i get an error message
    "an error occured applying atrributes to the file. the system cannot find the file specified .
    Unlocker didn't work.
    thanks anyhow.
    if i click the last folder, i will get a message saying that files refer to a location that is unavailable.
     
  4. flavallee

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    These 2 folders are associated with The Company Of Friends and The Chaos Pool from the Doctor Who British science fiction series.

    Your Lenovo computer appears to be about a 2008 model.

    What model name and model number is it?

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  5. irish66

    irish66 Thread Starter

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    Very informative-thank you.
    Sorry-do you know where on the computer that info would be. it says Lenovo on the front.
     
  6. lunarlander

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    Are those movies from torrents? Maybe the torrent uploading process is holding them and preventing deletion.
     
  7. flavallee

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    Go to Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Information.

    Highlight "System Summary" in the left pane.

    Advise what's listed in:

    System Manufacturer

    System Model


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  8. irish66

    irish66 Thread Starter

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    I can't remember, sorry.
     
  9. valis

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    can't remember what? Can you post the info that flavallee asked for?

    thanks,

    v
     
  10. irish66

    irish66 Thread Starter

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    whether it was a torrent or not
    LENOVO 7360W4Y
     
  11. flavallee

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    That's no help.

    Go here.

    Select "Laptops" or "Desktops" for product type, depending on which one you have.

    Select the series and subseries/model you have.

    Advise us what that description is.

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    I'm guessing you have a Lenovo ThinkCentre M58 7360 desktop which came with Windows Vista 32-bit.

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