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zingo1327 | 14:42 Fri 18th Jan 2013 | Computers
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I had a folder full of photos which I deleted.I now have a file with 4 folders within, all of which are empty (0 Bytes) but I can't delete it/them.
Every time I try it says that the file name is too long and the directory is not empty.
I've renamed them to short file names but still no joy.
When I click on the folder and select "properties" there are lots of what I presume are the photos type _do-9d~1 etc etc
Thank you in advance for any help

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Then try this (I use it myslef - it's perfectly safe) http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/ Install it, and it will add an extra option to the right-click menu. After it's installed, point at the folder and right-click. Chose unlock. It will probably reply that nothing is locking the file and ask you to choose what to do. Choose Delete It will probably reply...
15:27 Fri 18th Jan 2013
You need to run a checkdisk.
Open computer or my computer (like so many, you've not told us which operating system).
Right-click the C: drive
Choose properties
Go to the tools tab
Click Check
You will probably get a message saying that it can't be checked now, and asking if you would like to schedule a scan. Say yes
Restart the machine, and the scan will run.

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hi Rojash.
I did as you suggested and selected "Fix any errors" but still can't delete the folder.
I don't know what was on the screen as after stage 1,2,3 checks the words came up so fast and cleared before I could read them.
I've got windows XP pro using ntfs system
Then try this (I use it myslef - it's perfectly safe)
http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/
Install it, and it will add an extra option to the right-click menu.
After it's installed, point at the folder and right-click.
Chose unlock.
It will probably reply that nothing is locking the file and ask you to choose what to do.
Choose Delete
It will probably reply that it can't delete it, and ask if you would like to delete it the next time you restart.
Reply Yes
Restart
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Thanks Rojash...You are the main man..unlocker worked a treat

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