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Windows - Can't delete folder from Recycle Bin and it won't restore

Chain of events: Empty Recycle Bin silently fails. Tried it repeatedly. Selected ranges of items in Recycle Bin and deleted them (some didn't work), narrowing down until only one item was left: a ...
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How to delete a folder that is hidden and has no long and no short name

How do I delete in Windows Vista a folder that is hidden and has no "long name", and has no "short name" either. Note that I've already tried to get the short name so I could rename and delete using ...
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Fast way to delete many, many files?

My impression is that a subfolder of the Temporary Internet Folder has become really, really bloated. (Hard for me to say how bloated; the usual user-level tools for calculating disk usage don't stop ...
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1answer
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Windows cannot find 'delete'

When I try to run this command in my Windows Vista Tablet PC delete "c:\Users\RandyFujitsu\Music\Podcasts\Morning Edition\*.mp3", I get this error: Windows cannot find 'delete'
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887 views

Why does Windows (Vista) “AppData” get so large? [closed]

My buddy's windows had a virus ("ransomware") that we could remove while in the process I also removed ½ GB in "AppData" to get rid of the virus which succeeded. Now I wonder how we appearantly can ...
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2answers
105 views

Can't delete install directories inside my own user home

Somewhere in the recent past something has changed on my Windows Vista 64 bit desktop to where I can't delete certain folders. I had started cleaning out some old files prior to starting backing ...
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1answer
245 views

Delete or rename more than one file with a single command in Windows CMD?

Is it possible to specify more than one file name or mask for deletion with the DEL command in CMD? Something like this... del /p *.html & *.json This command works only partially - it finds ...
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3answers
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How do I delete a folder where the filename was generated by ALT bashing?

I made a folder nameless by holding down the ALT key and typing some numbers. It's not a file with spaces that's the problem. It's that the filename doesn't display anything. Now I can't rename or ...
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1answer
3k views

Unable to delete printer, status stays on 'Deleting - Offline'

On Windows Vista, after right-clicking on a printer and choosing to delete it, the printer stays on 'Deleting - Offline'. Even after several restarts, the printer remains there. Is there a way to ...
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303 views

Delete on windows vista and seven — discovery process

I've recently encountered a problem. Using svn at work I needed to clear some space. As you may know svn directories are full of sub-directories and files. So the delete process begins with a step ...
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2answers
402 views

Windows Vista/7 “need permissions” to delete

I'm on Windows 7 but experienced this kind of trouble on Vista as well sometimes. When I want to delete a folder when I have previously accessed a subfolder of it, Windows cannot delete it and instead ...
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3answers
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Vista stuck on “Calculating” when deleting or moving files

Sometimes when I try to delete or move files, the window reporting the operation progress gets "stuck" in the Time remaining: Calculating phase and never continues. When I press Cancel in the ...
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3answers
3k views

Why is deleting files so slow on Windows Vista?

Why is deleting files on Windows Vista so slow even with small files?
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1answer
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How to delete system files in Windows 7?

When I first started testing windows 7 RTM, I created a separate partition for it. That left me with a vista partition (carrying all my personal files and stuff), and a windows 7 partition. When 7 ...
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3answers
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Vista: Alt + Shift + P opens Windows Media Player; how to delete this hotkey?

I just bought a new laptop, and am having to learn Vista. (My desktop has XP.) I was just trying to set some shortcut keys, and wanted to use Alt + Shift + P for Anywho.com, but to my surprise Alt ...
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2answers
560 views

How to delete some of those enormous files in System Volume Information\ in Vista?

I've installed that script that enables me to take ownership of that folder, but I still can't delete any of the files (I assume the older ones would be OK to delete). What can I do?
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1answer
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Vista - Can't Delete Network Files or Folders

On my Vista system, I have some mapped drives that I would like to delete some files and folders from. However, if I delete something it goes away, but if I refresh the folder it will reappear. Is ...
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How do I delete a ‘locked’ file in Vista 64? [closed]

This question asks how to delete a locked file in Windows XP. The answers in there don't apply to Windows Vista 64. Is there some app like Unlocker that works in Vista 64?