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.
1a. 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.
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
:: 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
NOTE: You used to be able to run:
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 long” error, just type:
robocopy c:\empty C:\deleteme /purge :: NOTE: This will delete that folder (c:\deleteme) and all subfolders for you!