To Force Delete A Folder/File
I don’t know why this keeps coming up, but I have the hardest time deleting files/folders sometimes despite using Unlocker and FileAssasin. Follow these steps to work on issues like these.
First navigate to the directory in Windows Explorer. Hold down CTRL + Right click => Open Command Window here. You may have to close that CMD prompt and open CMD as administrator.
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rmdir (foldername) /s # Gives error del *.* # Gives error takeown /f (foldername) /r /d y # Gives error
Since those don’t work, lets try doing it running as NTAUTHORITY\SYSTEM: type
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# NOTE: This assumes you have PSTools installed and added to your PATH variable. psexec -sid cmd.exe whoami # Should return system # Try step 2 again, still no go
- You used to be able to run:
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at 11:10 /interactive cmd.exe # Where 11:10 is the current time (HH:MM 24 hour) plus 1 minute. # The /interactive switch has been depreciated though.
Right click each file with the Unlocker windows explorer extension => Delete on next reboot. This works!
If you have a
path too longerror, just type:
robocopy c:\empty C:\deleteme /purge # NOTE: This will delete that folder (c:\deleteme) and all subfolders for you!