Q: There are some files can't be deleted. What do I do?

A: Try these solutions in this order.

1. It turns out that file-names in windows 2000/XP, in conjunction with very long folder-path names, causes windows not to see the files you want to delete, hence them becoming undeletable. Moving the folder, that contains the undeletable files, to eg the c: root, will most probably allow you to delete those pesky folders with Windows Explorer. DOS usually can 't see the files at all...

2. Check <http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showtopic=884>

3. Check <http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/howto-delete-xp.html>

4. If all else fails and you absolutely must get rid of those undeletable files, reformat the harddrive.


Also see:

Undeletable files part 1

Undeletable files Part 2

Undeletable files Part 3

Undeletable files Part 4