A friend sent a long a file (a .rar) he wanted me to check out for him before he installed it.
I downloaded it and unrared it with no problems, but it was full of .exe's instead of the intended contents (fonts) so I advised him to delete it immediately and not use.
I then proceeded to do the same, but the folder simply will not delete. Oddly the files went fine, and I never ran anything, but this is what I'm seeing:
Could not find this item This is no longer located in C:\Users\This_User\Desktop. verify the item's location and try again.
I've tried the following things with no help:
- Using "Unlocker" to Unlock and delete
- Using move on reboot and rebooting
- Using PendMoves (from sysinternals) and rebooting Elevating a cmd line, doing a dir /x to get the short name of the folder, and then del 'shortna~1'
- Moving the folder to a new folder and then trying to delete the parent folder
I'm on Windows 7 RTM, very fresh install. Any thoughts?
Update: Just to confirm, I've run Hijack this and half a dozen other malware detectors, and everything came back clean (no extra processes, no other obvious badness). Rebooting in safe mode didn't help either.