But some of these folders are protected for a reason. If a reboot to safe mode still results in a lock, there is usually a good reason. Once you tell me that you can recover from backup your blown system I will share my power tool of choice.
I have Win 32 Bit XP professional and what happened I cleaned a lot of photo's in my my pictures and then deleted the files. When I try to delete the folder restore the folder or move the folder in the recycle bin I get an error message
Cannot remove file or folder
Make sure the disk is not full
or write protected and that the
file is currently not in use.
Any thing I try to do to the folder I get this message.
The disk is not full. Is not write protected and not in use. If I delete a word document or spreadsheet there is no problem.
The only way that I can get rid of them but it will take me forever is to use a program called unlocker and move each folder at a time to a thumb drive and format the thumb drive.
Any help with this issue would be a great help. It is not hurting anything but it is not right.
I was thinking of using the program Unlocker to do the whole recycle bin but then I would not have a recycle bin.
Thanks for any help