I seem to have a problem with not being able to delete certain files, even if I take ownership of the files. I'm sure this is down to some sort of corruption, I 'm just looking for a cure.
I've had this before and I ended up reformatting the drive. Luckily, it was only a virtual one...
Still, I would like to know what to do as well...
When you try to delete them via explorer what error to you get?
I've not got the machine anymore, but it was something to do with the normal "this file is in use or write protected" sort of thing. Nothing else...
I get a permission error, even if I try an admin account.
Is it anything to do with files in nested deep within folders? I am thinking maybe is it to do with the directory depth, I definitely have had an issue with files nested too deep, the solution was to move the file elsewhere and then delete it.
I've had this problem with empty folders, I guess I should have checked hidden files?
Thanks all, my problem are Thumbs.DB files. I've tried everything to renove them, but I'm still having no luck. anything else I can try before I go mad?
Ah, that might explain it. I just ended up reformatting each time, but obviously in a production environment that wouldn't be helpful (and with using real hard drives, it could take forever to reformat a partition).
Oh, the thumnail cache. I guess you have tried switching it off?
1) Open My Computer2) Click on Tools3) Click on Folder Options4) Click on the View Tab5) Place a check in the option "Do not cache thumbnails"
The disk clean up wizard should also purge them
I can't try it right now (I don't have a virtual machine with this problem) but it does tend to be Windows servers that have empty folders from ex-user profiles or even just data stored by other users. And, like Glen even after taking ownership of them, they don't work.
I would like to hear back from Glen to see if Nicky's method worked (or supernova's...)