i can't dalate any folder in my hardisk

@likjen (60)
Indonesia
March 2, 2010 5:52pm CST
I found several folders on my hard drive,with a size 0 byte, but I can not delete a folder,how do I delete that folder?? thanks before your answer..
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8 responses
@kaylachan (4956)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
3 Mar 10
What are the mames of the folders? Its not uncommon for windows to create folders that have no bites for its own purposes. They are perment and cannot be deleted. If you try to deleting them with a program windows would just replace them.
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@Jargoness (1191)
• Israel
3 Mar 10
May I ask you what folders are those and what error do you get?
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• Singapore
3 Mar 10
Depends, as there are a few versions.
@likjen (60)
• Indonesia
3 Mar 10
the forder was in the game folder, I can not remove all the folders there are warnings cannot dalete the hardisk protect read and write
@Jargoness (1191)
• Israel
3 Mar 10
@sky: version of what? Of errors or of the virus? @likjen: Can you change the folders' properties?
@920212 (577)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 10
this file maybe program to stay permenantly maybe it cause virus but dont worry you can delete it by this software its named killbox you can get it at www.softpedia.com for free.
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@likjen (60)
• Indonesia
3 Mar 10
thanks for your answer .. maybe I'll change my anti-virus with a new anti-virus
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@920212 (577)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 10
welcome if you have any question feel free to ask to me
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@likjen (60)
• Indonesia
3 Mar 10
thank you again.. I will ask for your help on if I find a problem in the computer
@skysuccess (8880)
• Singapore
3 Mar 10
likjen, You need to be sure that your PC is not using any apps directly from the folder which you are deleting and/or the folder is opened. So, close any application(s) for that folder on your system and the folder before you perform your deletion. You should be able to delete the folder there. Have a nice day. P.S. In case, you still cannot do that then your folder could be infected with the Ransomware virus. Let me know if you are encountering this problem.
@Jargoness (1191)
• Israel
3 Mar 10
Doesn't Ransomware ask for some sort of code? Or not necessarily?
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@likjen (60)
• Indonesia
3 Mar 10
before I was scaning my computer all applications is off, I do it even after my computer restarts... Thank you.. for you for your answer
• Mexico
2 Mar 10
It is definitively a virus, it happened once to me when I downloaded something in Ares! Hello likjen, I installed and uninstalled several antiviruses until one deleted them! Maybe you can do it too, the one that helped me the most is Avira! Its for free! If not, take your computer to be checked out. Hope I could help, have a nice day. Best regards, Libna. Byeee!
@likjen (60)
• Indonesia
3 Mar 10
I have been using AVG anti virus.and I always update my anti-virus,I have repeatedly scanning my computer, but that folder still cannot be delated.. thanks for your answer
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@lendmhe (372)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
The reason why you cannot delete any file or folder even at zero byte is that it is currently used by the system or service. Check that file or folder which system or service is connected, then stop the running service or system in order for you to remove that folder.
@voldrox (7200)
• India
6 Mar 10
well it mostly happens when the system is somehow running a process related to the folder, it might be showing the system file is already in use something like that, you could try one thing, re-boot your computer in safe mode and try to delete those folders that way, all the best.
• India
5 Mar 10
The best option that you have is to give a thorow scan of the system that will surely help you but keep the antivirus updated. This will help you a lot!!