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can't delete empty folder


samr

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OK guys,

I have one I can't figure out. I uninstalled AVG 9 and it left an empty folder AVG-AVG9-Toolbar-Firefox-utmp. Properties show that the folder is empty, but if I try to delete,open, or move I get "Access Denied" warning (see attachments). I tried "Unlock & delete" but it will not remove it (folder, not file). Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,

samr

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Me too

 

I had this same problem 2 days ago and this worked for me:

 

• Security 360 Unlock-Delete (it will probably say it is not locked)

• Restart your computer

• Immediately try Delete (that worked for me) or Unlock-Delete again

 

EDIT: Forgot to mention, first check TaskManager and make sure that whatever was in the folder is not 'secretly' running still.

 

All the best, woz of oz

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Hi woz,

Thanks, but it won't work. The problem is that it is a folder, not a file. If I try to open from program files I get "Access Denied". I can't delete from "Unlock & Delete" because it is a folder, not a file. If I browse to find the file, I can go into the utmp folder from unlock & delete without access denied message, but there is nothing there to select to delete. It is empty. I can't select a folder.

Also, I checked Task Manager & nothing shows for the AVG Toolbar.Also nothing showing in Firefox add-ons for it.

samr.

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Hi samr,

 

You can try Unlocker 1.8.8, to saperate the handles, than delete.

 

Cheers.

 

Thanks for the recommendation enoskype! I installed Unlocker 1.1.8 and it now resides in the context menu. I just tried it out and it and it certainly does do what it was made to do...mission deleted!

 

~Maxx~

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Hi enoskype!!

 

Hi samr,

 

You can try Unlocker 1.8.8, to saperate the handles, than delete.

 

Cheers.

 

Hi enoskype. Neat tool. I've been using it every since you recommended it to me a long time ago. Some times my USB refuses to want to be removed and unlocker lets me safely remove it. When I posted that problem on the forum you recommenced it to me and I've been using it every since. Thanks friend.--garybear

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