Resolve issues while deleting folder in Windows® 7
Having issues while deleting folder in Windows 7? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 has many advantages over previous versions of Windows based Operating Systems. Windows 7 is more secure and reliable than other Operating Systems. Folders can be best described as a virtual container than can be used to store a particular set of files so that they can be viewed and accessed later. Folders can be created very easily and they help keep data on the system organized and in a quickly accessible manner. As computer hard disks are used to store very large amounts of data organizing data in folders is very important. Windows 7 allows users to customize all aspects of folders on the system. Starting with the size, style, font, even the properties of the folder can be customized. A folder on Windows 7 can be also hidden so that private and important information contained within would not be accessed by unknown sources. Although folders are of great use, some issues might come up when they are used in Windows 7. These include the folder cannot be deleted issue. This problem means that users would not be able to delete a particular folder on the system even if the delete command is given. Malware infections, some applications using the folders, errors within the folder, locking handles on the folder etc. are some of the reasons as to why some particular folders cannot be removed from Windows 7.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to solve “unable to delete folder” problem in Windows 7:
- Antivirus programs
- Separate software
- Check for applications accessing folder
The problem while deleting a folder might be because of malware within the folder. Malware tend to lock the infected folders, so that they cannot be deleted. Such issues can be easily resolved by installing a good antivirus program on Windows 7 which would remove the malware infections thoroughly. Removal of the malware would make the folder removable and users would be able to delete the folder afterwards.
There are many separate software that can be installed and used to remove undeletable folders from your computer operating on Windows 7. Software such as 'MoveOnBoot' can be used to remove the folder and such software would forcefully remove the folder after a system reboot. Even software such as 'Unlocker' can be used to unlock the folders to make it removable.
Problem of folder cannot be deleted on your computer operating on Windows 7 might be because of some other programs or applications accessing information on the folders. In such cases, the issue can be solved by terminating the application accessing the folder. As folder or its contents would be no longer in use, it can be easily removed after closing the application.
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