Windows 10: Deleting a Hidden Folder

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  1.    11 Dec 2016 #11

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Agreed.

    Take note of the path to the mystery folder (the drive letter will be irrelevant):
    • Start a Live Linux CD/DVD/USB
    • Locate your Windows partition in the file manager
    • Navigate to the mystery folder
    • Delete it
    Linux sounds as if it might be the go. Would Puppy do?
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  2.    12 Dec 2016 #12

    This UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads would help you download one of many distros and make USB boot disk.
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       12 Dec 2016 #13

    sikm said: View Post
    Linux sounds as if it might be the go. Would Puppy do?
    I've never used Puppy, but if you are comfortable with using it, I don't see why it wouldn't work.

    Here is a SevenForums Tutorial about creating a Peppermint-based recovery CD/DVD/USB:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...cy-backup.html
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  4.    12 Dec 2016 #14

    All sorted....Case Closed


    Many thanks all. Linux was the chosen solution and it went off well. I used LiLi USB Creator which made the whole exercise of creating a Live Linux so easy. I just chose one at random from the drop down list in LiLi - Mint I think - booted from that, straight to the folder and deleted it. It wasn't empty by the way, lots of files were in there, around 16GB.

    So if anyone else has a similar problem don't b****r around trying other 'solutions' go straight for Linux.
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  5.    13 Dec 2016 #15

    sikm said: View Post
    Many thanks all. Linux was the chosen solution and it went off well. I used LiLi USB Creator which made the whole exercise of creating a Live Linux so easy. I just chose one at random from the drop down list in LiLi - Mint I think - booted from that, straight to the folder and deleted it. It wasn't empty by the way, lots of files were in there, around 16GB.

    So if anyone else has a similar problem don't b****r around trying other 'solutions' go straight for Linux.
    Right, I keep an 8GB micro SD with a live Linux Mint with 4GB persistence to solve various problems. (Also made by LiLi)
    Persistence lets you keep installed programs and settings which would otherwise be lost after reboot.
    Mint because of most available SW and utilities (gParted for instance), also good for HW troubleshooting and works "As is" on most computers without a need for special drivers and most direct link to HW.
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