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    Hello,

     

    I have 2 folders on my desktop that refuse to die.  When you right click on the only the open and explore options appear.  Pressing the delete key does nothing.

     

    I've tried deleteing the contents, restoring to ealier dates, safe mode deletion, and some programs - move on boot, and unlocker.  Nothing seems to work

     

    In explorer the folders seem to be under desktop but not c:\ users\user\desktop

     

    In cmd C:\user\user\desktop they don't appear but there's 2 directories with the names "." and ".." which i can't do anything with (cd .  and cd .. don't work for obvious reasons).

     

    Anyone have any ideas?

     

    The folders were placed there by AOL, and the aol unistaller doesn't work.

    Thursday, September 25, 2008 12:25 PM

Answers

  • Hi

     

    It sounds like you have tried just about everything to delete these folders.

     

    The only suggestion I have is to try Safe Mode or the Command Prompt from the Safe Boot options.

     

    Otherwies, I would contact AOL support to see if this is a known issue with their software.

     

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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Thursday, September 25, 2008 8:09 PM
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  • Hi

     

    It sounds like you have tried just about everything to delete these folders.

     

    The only suggestion I have is to try Safe Mode or the Command Prompt from the Safe Boot options.

     

    Otherwies, I would contact AOL support to see if this is a known issue with their software.

     

    If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer or Helpful button at the top of this message.
    By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.

    ------------------------------------
    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Thursday, September 25, 2008 8:09 PM
    Moderator
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    Maybe something at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/320081 will help you.
    Saturday, September 27, 2008 5:07 PM