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23-12-2005, 04:43 PM
Hi. I have a folder which i am unable to delete. In the properties it says the folder contains 1 files but the total size is 0 bytes. There are no visible files inside the folder even with hidden files turned on.

When I try deleting the folder, it says : "Cannot delete file INSTR.:Cannot find the specified file. Make sure you specify the correct path and file name."

I am definitely sure the folder is not important and doesnt contain any system files etc. What can I do to remove it?


Billy T
23-12-2005, 05:09 PM
Hi bigburger

Welcome to PF1

Have you tried deleting the folder in safe mode?


Billy *<8-{E

23-12-2005, 05:12 PM
There is a small FREEware program called "Who Lock Me" which will tell you if some program is causing your problem.

23-12-2005, 05:22 PM
.... called "Who Lock Me" ....

Link (http://www.dr-hoiby.com/WhoLockMe/index.php)

23-12-2005, 06:55 PM

or do it from DOS.

24-12-2005, 02:01 PM
I tried several other kill programs but the one that worked was the above mentioned "Unlocker". Thanks guys.