Why can’t I delete the “wallpapers” folder on my external hard drive?

Osama December 27, 2011
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I am using Windows XP SP2 and I was copying some folders to my external hard drive. Suddenly he copy failed and a folder of wallpapers just appeared in the external drive. When I try to delete it, I just get “cannot delete wallpapers, this directory is not empty.” Why won’t it delete and how can I get rid of it? It is annoying.

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  1. Osama
    December 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    even after lots of restarts, nothing happened............xp rocks....folder size is 0 byte....not opening, not deleting, not moving....

    • Jay
      December 28, 2011 at 3:30 am

      As I said :
      install unlocker and then update me.
      http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker

      Whenever you fail to delete something (or rename or move)
      it will unlock the file from the process to enable deletion.

  2. FIDELIS
    December 27, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Hello, have you restarted your computer since the copy/transfer stop?  Try doing that.  Most times when you can not delete a folder or files it is because the process is still active.  I would also delete temporary files.  You could try opening the folder and delete the files one by one.  Once folder is empty, you could delete the folder.

  3. Jay
    December 27, 2011 at 8:42 am

    First try to refresh/restart and delete, if it does not work
    then
    try unlocker :
    http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker

    http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/delete-stubborn-mp4-file/#comment-328478710