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  1. paul67

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    My mother was the previous owner of the computer that is now mine can't delete the folders she left on it.
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Click Start > Programs > Accessories > right-click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

    Type: RD /S /Q "Full Path of Folder" (with quotes)
     
  3. paul67

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    When you say full path the folder name is brenda1 it's in data in users folder so what do I type
     
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    Go to the folder itself and copy the path you see in the search bar. Paste it into the command prompt, between the quotes.

    Example:

    Let's say I needed to delete the java folder:

    RD /S /Q "C:\WINDOWS\java"

    Press Enter.
     
  5. Phantom010

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    Having any luck with that?
     
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    If that didn't work, try FileASSASSIN from Malwarebytes.
     
  7. TheShooter93

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    Hello Paul67,

    Are you getting an error message when you attempt to delete the files/folders? If so, what is it?

    Is the user account you are on an administrator account?

    Lastly, you can try using a program such as Unlocker to delete stubborn files/folders.
     
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    I use an older version of Unlocker as the latest versions are always blocked by my antivirus. I could let it in anyway, but it comes bundled up with crapware/adware (Babylon). That's why I don't recommend it anymore, as too many people will not notice it while in the install process and end up with annoying toolbars in their browser. Once Babylon gets in, it invades the whole registry!
     
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    I have dealt with Babylon before - it is quite the pain. I was not aware that it came bundled with Unlocker. It has been some time since I freshly downloaded the program myself.

    Thanks for the info. (y)
     
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    Sorry was a bit busy not sure what I did but seem to have sorted it,just logged on to make sure and folder's are still gone.
    Thanks ;)
     
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    Great! (y)

    You can click on the [​IMG] button.
     
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