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  1.    04 Apr 2017 #11
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Use a bootable disk, boot your PC from that, and delete your file/folder.

    Use Kyhi's bootable DVD or flash drive (at the top of the Software and Apps section) for a Win 10 environment, or a Win 10 bootable medium for command prompt.

    Or boot to a command prompt via SHIFT left click restart.
    Last edited by dalchina; 04 Apr 2017 at 05:52.
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  2.    04 Apr 2017 #12
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Australia
    Posts : 61
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    Thread Starter

    Ok I'm always nervous when I start booting this way.
    Just so that I am clear, I boot up using a windows repair disk, boot to a command prompt, navigate to the folder location and delete? Yes, no?
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  3.    04 Apr 2017 #13
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    UK, Midlands
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    I think you'd be more comfortable with this:
    Kyhi's bootable DVD (see previous post).
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  4.    04 Apr 2017 #14
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Sydney, NSW
    Posts : 93
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    Stevenson53, create this batch file, “DeleteFolder.bat”.
    Code:
    rd /s /q \\?\%1
    Drag-drop the undeletable folder onto the icon of this batch script (make sure it’s the right folder!). Remove the batch file when done.

    This has worked many times in the past for stubborn folders.
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  5.    04 Apr 2017 #15
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Australia
    Posts : 61
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    Thread Starter

    So having never created a batch file before, i thought I would give it a go. I did what you suggested Pyprohly, created the batch file using Notepad on the desktop, dropped the stubborn folder set onto the icon, and it disappeared!
    Just so easy, thanks heaps.
    Thats another problem solved, till the next time.
    Thanks to you as well Dalchina for your time and patience, again!
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  6.    07 May 2017 #16
    Join Date : Feb 2017
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    Windows 10 Home x64, V1709 (16299.64)

    Quote Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
    Stevenson53, create this batch file, “DeleteFolder.bat”.
    Code:
    rd /s /q \\?\%1
    Drag-drop the undeletable folder onto the icon of this batch script (make sure it’s the right folder!). Remove the batch file when done...
    Do you save the batch file to the Desktop or where?
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  7.    18 Jun 2017 #17
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    Australia
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    Thread Starter

    Yes onto the desktop
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