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deleting a ghost folder permanently

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    deleting a ghost folder permanently

    hello, I downloaded a movie from the internet (ext.avi). However when i try to delete it, a message comes up saying that the file is being used by another progam and cannot be deleted. I checked on the internet and found a solution to this issue - by deleting a file form the windows register. It worked...for a while. Now whenever I restart my pc, the folder(empty) keeps appearing on my desktop. How do i get rid of it permanently?

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    Re: deleting a ghost folder permanently

    KillBox.

    Use with Caution...

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    Re: deleting a ghost folder permanently

    Quote Originally Posted by frodo66 View Post
    hello, I downloaded a movie from the internet (ext.avi). However when i try to delete it, a message comes up saying that the file is being used by another progam and cannot be deleted. I checked on the internet and found a solution to this issue - by deleting a file form the windows register. It worked...for a while. Now whenever I restart my pc, the folder(empty) keeps appearing on my desktop. How do i get rid of it permanently?
    What is the folder called?

    You can check the settings of program (uTorrent, FlashGet, Getright, etc...) that you used to download the AVI file to see whether or not it is re-creating that folder each time you boot. It is possible that the download utility has recorded that folder as the default desintation for downloads, and whenever it starts up, finds it missing and then recreates it.

    Windows Media Player does this also for whatever folder you have specified for the default "Rip To" folder...

    Also, whoever told you to delete stuff from the registry in order to delete a file is either lying or just not telling you the truth.

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    Re: deleting a ghost folder permanently

    Hi frodo66, welcome to the board.
    Try to delete it in safe mode. If it still coming back up, what is suggested by Dzomlija is true.

    Post back.

    Bruce

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