Windows 10: Deleting a Hidden Folder

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  1.    10 Dec 2016 #1

    Deleting a Hidden Folder


    I've just scanned an old hard drive using WinUtilities Undelete function and found a hidden folder as shown on the attached snip. I can't find any other way to access that folder and Winutilities Undelete only shows it and allows it to be copied.
    My question is how can I delete this folder which I think was created by My Lockbox.
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  2.    11 Dec 2016 #2

    Well, it seems to be already deleted. program will try to undelete it (put it back where it was deleted from).
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  3.    11 Dec 2016 #3

    No it's not deleted just hidden. The other folders you can see there - apart from those with a red cross - are all visible and can be accessed via Explorer the exception is The folder with the symbol name which can't be seen in Explorer.

    CountMike said: View Post
    Well, it seems to be already deleted. program will try to undelete it (put it back where it was deleted from).
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  4.    11 Dec 2016 #4

    OK, so did you try to change it's attribute ? File and folder options > Show hidden folders ?
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  6.    11 Dec 2016 #6

    Maybe you can do a search for that folder, it should show up even if hidden.
    As a last resort you could use a live Linux to find it and eliminate it.
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  7.    11 Dec 2016 #7

    To try any of these solutions I must be able to reference the folder by name.

    To clarify what I've tried to get across before: The folder cannot be seen or referenced when using Explorer or the like. The only way I can 'see' the folder is by using the WinUtilities Undelete function (and I'm sure other software that can also do this) but all that does is show the folder and allow one to copy the contents to move somewhere else.

    This function is obviously there to allow the recovery of Deleted files but the file I'm talking of is Hidden, NOT deleted. However having revealed the folder there is no function to allow one to delete the folder nor it's contents.
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       11 Dec 2016 #8

    CountMike said: View Post
    As a last resort you could use a live Linux to find it and eliminate it.
    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
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    Dual boot - Win 10 Pro & Win 10 Insider (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       11 Dec 2016 #9

    In lieu of a live Linux, if he does not have one and doesn't want to get into Linux....there's always Kyhi's Rescue. Just a thought......
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  10.    11 Dec 2016 #10

    CountMike said: View Post
    OK, so did you try to change it's attribute ? File and folder options > Show hidden folders ?
    Can't do this, can't access the folder.
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