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Solved: Ghost folder on my desktop

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by choicefresh, Oct 27, 2008.

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  1. choicefresh

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    I have a folder left over from something I downloaded a while ago on my desktop named "Typing Assistant.". When I double-click it or move it to the Recycle Bin, I get the error "C:\Documents and Settings\me\Desktop\Typing Assistant. refers to a location that is unavailable." I've tried file shredders as well as other methods, but I can't seem to get rid of it. Does anyone have any ideas?

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    Choicefresh
     
  2. Mr. Newton

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    Have you tried doing a search for typing assistant in search on start menu?
    How about right click start menu,scroll down to properties,click on it,scroll down to program files & see if it's in there.
     
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  4. choicefresh

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    Mr. Newton: It's not. If it ever was installed, I uninstalled it. I think I originally created it when extracting files from a .zip to it.

    12tipp12: I tried that as well. It says it is deleted, but even after restarting it isn't.
     
  5. choicefresh

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    I accessed it from Ubuntu and retitled it.
     
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