Windows 10: Case of the mysterious empty no-path undeletable Folder ...

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  1. Leoh48 Win User

    Case of the mysterious empty no-path undeletable Folder ...


    I have a blank folder that shows up on file explorer but I cannot delete it. I tried to find it in dos, registry. When I do right hand click for context menu no name, information or tabs appear. Computer runs perfectly but this folder is annoying. How can I remove folder.

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    :)
     
    Leoh48, Jan 27, 2021
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  2. dalchina Win User

    Undeletable Folder Icon in File Explorer

    You could try the fully functional Revo Pro trial uninstaller, monitor the installation of Boxcrypt, then uninstall it using the monitored data. That should be more complete.

    Otherwise as you suggested (but back up the registry first) search and delete any occurrence of Boxcrypt remaining.

    Searching the registry is most conveniently done with a 3rd party tool that searches the whole registry and lists finds, unlike regedit which stops after each find.
    E.g. OO regedit (free) - which includes an address bar (path)

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    You can also use a freeware program such as
    Locate32
    Everything (void tools)
    Ultrasearch

    - these quickly index every file and folder so you can do an instant search of your file system for Boxcrypt.
    I'd not know how to cope without these. (I prefer Locate32). Note- they don't index content.
     
    dalchina, Jan 27, 2021
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  3. sikm Win User
    All sorted....Case Closed

    Linux sounds as if it might be the go. Would Puppy do?
     
  4. Case of the mysterious empty no-path undeletable Folder ...

    Deleting a Hidden Folder

    Agreed.

    Take note of the path to the mystery folder (the drive letter will be irrelevant):
    • Start a Live Linux CD/DVD/USB
    • Locate your Windows partition in the file manager
    • Navigate to the mystery folder
    • Delete it
     
    lehnerus2000, Jan 27, 2021
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