You can use MoveOnBoot to forcibly delete each file, one by one, the next time you restart your computer. Just install and point it to each favorite, found in C:\Documents and Settings\your username\Favorites. It should be able to take care of it for you.
Hope this helps,
I am running Windows XP Professional. I am trying to delete some of my Internet links from my Favorite Folder, but the error message I get is "Cannot Delete [name of link]: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."
I have tried overwriting it with a file of the same file name, but I only get a new error message which says, "Cannot move [name of link]: A file with the name you specified already exists. Specify a different file name".
I have even tried shifting to Safe Mode, but to no avail. I still get the same messages.
When I double-click on these files, I get the error message saying, "The target "" of this Internet Shortcut is not valid. Go to the Internet property sheet and make sure the target is correct". I cannot even move them out of the folder into another one that I made that I named "Dead Shortcuts". When I tried to move them, I got yet another error message saying, "Cannot move [name of link]: The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable".
When I open Properties, nothing is there except the "General" tab. There is no "Web Document" tab or "Security" tab.
Does anyone know a trick I could use to delete these files?