Have you tried deleting from an MSDOS window? If you have a folder that needs to be deleted in full because everything in it is garbage, you can use the DELTREE command at the C: prompt and use the entire path and name of the folder. One way to accomplish this simply would be to create a new folder on the C: drive named TRASH and drag every file to it that you want to delete and choose MOVE HERE from the menu when you use the right mouse button to do that.
Open your MSDOS Prompt window and at the C: or C:\Windows prompt that appears, type DELTREE C:\TRASH and press Enter. When asked if you are sure, press the Y key and the folder and all of the contents of it will be gone when you reopen Windows Explorer.
Create the folder again and drag more files to it and repeat as often as you need to. None of those files will get into the Recycle Bin and will immediately be deleted for good.
This isn't a fix for the problem you have, but it is a solution to accomplish what you need to do.
I am frustrated. I have a recurring problem, been going on for years. I can't delete files. Whether I drag 'em to the Trash or right-click and delete, I get the same message:
"Explorer has caused an error in <unknown>.
Explorer will now close.
If you continue to experience problems,
try restarting your computer."
For years, man......
Only really bothering me now because as an avid NeverWinter Nights gamer who has downloaded A LOT of custom content, I literally have hundereds of .zip and .rar files sitting on my machine. (Not to mention a plethora of miscellaneous documents sitting here and there as well.) I'm about to add the CEP project to my machine which is BIG, 125M. I want to make room for it as my hard drive is cluttered. Made a back-up to a disk of everything, now I want to clear some space.
Running ME 4.90.3000 on a HP Pavilion 1.1G Intel Celeron Processor NVIDIA GeForce2 512RAM 30G HD
The pc's been doing this since I got it out of the box. I figured it was an ME problem <insert rant here> as I was well accustomed to 98se.
Are there any programs I can download to help me clear some room/manage my computer files?
I appreciate all help and ideas in fixing this.