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deleting empty folder

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erroe message cannot delete a folder it is being used by another program and all programs are closed

How can I delete it?

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by Cactus Pete In reply to deleting empty folder

Is the folder open in Windows Explorer? Don't view the window you're trying to delete.

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by Cactus Pete In reply to

Another possibility, you aren't viewing the hidden files in that folder, and they're being used...

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by pierrejamme In reply to deleting empty folder

Few other possibilites.
You are not the owner of that folder if it belongs to another user on your computer or network.
Or, you have a virus/trojan/malware that has a program running. Scan for Malware with updated Adaware and spybot. If you still cannot delete, boot into safe mode and try deleting it.

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by pazz9 In reply to deleting empty folder

press ctrl button while deleting it with the del button.

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