Cant Rename / Delete Folders



RJ
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Hi Folks

Got a strange problem. I cant rename or delete folders without XP (SP2)
crashing. It just hangs.
If I create a new folder, it hangs when I try and name it and after a CTRL
ALT DELETE iexplore errors and the new folder appears, but is called "New
Folder".

Not sure if this is connected, but it appeared to happen after the
installation of "Wise FTP"

I tried a Win XP SP2 installation repair. Didn't fix it.

I then did a full reformat and reinstallation of my C Drive. This was
running fine for 1 week, until I installed Wise FTP and the same thing seems
to have happened again (Coincidence?).

I cannot rename or delete folders. I cannot give new folders names.

Anyone aware of this error? Is WISE FTP likely to be the cause?


Hardware (in case it's important)

ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe
Intel P4 Prescott 3.4Ghz
Corsair Twin X 1GB Ram
nVidia GeForce 6800 GT
Audigy 2 Sound Card
Win XP Home SP2


Anyone help please??!???

Thanks

RJ

D@annyBoy
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
try deleting the folders in safe mode

While sipping a glass of wine, I read that RJ wrote in
news:429b28ac$0$12370$db0fefd9@news.zen.co.uk


> Hi Folks
>
> Got a strange problem. I cant rename or delete folders without XP (SP2)
> crashing. It just hangs.
> If I create a new folder, it hangs when I try and name it and after a CTRL ALT
> DELETE iexplore errors and the new folder appears, but is called "New Folder".
>
> Not sure if this is connected, but it appeared to happen after the
> installation of "Wise FTP"
>
> I tried a Win XP SP2 installation repair. Didn't fix it.
>
> I then did a full reformat and reinstallation of my C Drive. This was running
> fine for 1 week, until I installed Wise FTP and the same thing seems to have
> happened again (Coincidence?).
>
> I cannot rename or delete folders. I cannot give new folders names.
>
> Anyone aware of this error? Is WISE FTP likely to be the cause?
>
>
> Hardware (in case it's important)
>
> ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe
> Intel P4 Prescott 3.4Ghz
> Corsair Twin X 1GB Ram
> nVidia GeForce 6800 GT
> Audigy 2 Sound Card
> Win XP Home SP2
>
>
> Anyone help please??!???
>
> Thanks
>
> RJ
>
>
>
>

RJ
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Have done. Doesn't work.
Only seems to affect folders... not files? Weird and annoying!!

Thanks

RJ


"D@annyBoy" <origin@ld@nnyboy @ gm@il.com> wrote in message
news:O5%23d7kSZFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> try deleting the folders in safe mode
>
> While sipping a glass of wine, I read that RJ wrote in
> news:429b28ac$0$12370$db0fefd9@news.zen.co.uk
>
>
>> Hi Folks
>>
>> Got a strange problem. I cant rename or delete folders without XP (SP2)
>> crashing. It just hangs.
>> If I create a new folder, it hangs when I try and name it and after a
>> CTRL ALT DELETE iexplore errors and the new folder appears, but is called
>> "New Folder".
>>
>> Not sure if this is connected, but it appeared to happen after the
>> installation of "Wise FTP"
>>
>> I tried a Win XP SP2 installation repair. Didn't fix it.
>>
>> I then did a full reformat and reinstallation of my C Drive. This was
>> running fine for 1 week, until I installed Wise FTP and the same thing
>> seems to have happened again (Coincidence?).
>>
>> I cannot rename or delete folders. I cannot give new folders names.
>>
>> Anyone aware of this error? Is WISE FTP likely to be the cause?
>>
>>
>> Hardware (in case it's important)
>>
>> ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe
>> Intel P4 Prescott 3.4Ghz
>> Corsair Twin X 1GB Ram
>> nVidia GeForce 6800 GT
>> Audigy 2 Sound Card
>> Win XP Home SP2
>>
>>
>> Anyone help please??!???
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> RJ
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>

D@annyBoy
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
you want to try booting to a command prompt and delete the folder from there?
messy but it should work

While sipping a glass of wine, I read that RJ wrote in
news:429b2d77$0$2601$da0feed9@news.zen.co.uk


> Have done. Doesn't work.
> Only seems to affect folders... not files? Weird and annoying!!
>
> Thanks
>
> RJ
>
>
> "D@annyBoy" <origin@ld@nnyboy @ gm@il.com> wrote in message
> news:O5%23d7kSZFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> try deleting the folders in safe mode
>>
>> While sipping a glass of wine, I read that RJ wrote in
>> news:429b28ac$0$12370$db0fefd9@news.zen.co.uk
>>
>>
>>> Hi Folks
>>>
>>> Got a strange problem. I cant rename or delete folders without XP (SP2)
>>> crashing. It just hangs.
>>> If I create a new folder, it hangs when I try and name it and after a CTRL
>>> ALT DELETE iexplore errors and the new folder appears, but is called "New
>>> Folder".
>>>
>>> Not sure if this is connected, but it appeared to happen after the
>>> installation of "Wise FTP"
>>>
>>> I tried a Win XP SP2 installation repair. Didn't fix it.
>>>
>>> I then did a full reformat and reinstallation of my C Drive. This was
>>> running fine for 1 week, until I installed Wise FTP and the same thing seems
>>> to have happened again (Coincidence?).
>>>
>>> I cannot rename or delete folders. I cannot give new folders names.
>>>
>>> Anyone aware of this error? Is WISE FTP likely to be the cause?
>>>
>>>
>>> Hardware (in case it's important)
>>>
>>> ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe
>>> Intel P4 Prescott 3.4Ghz
>>> Corsair Twin X 1GB Ram
>>> nVidia GeForce 6800 GT
>>> Audigy 2 Sound Card
>>> Win XP Home SP2
>>>
>>>
>>> Anyone help please??!???
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> RJ
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
RJ wrote:

> Have done. Doesn't work.
> Only seems to affect folders... not files? Weird and annoying!!
>
> Thanks
>
> RJ
>
>
> "D@annyBoy" <origin@ld@nnyboy @ gm@il.com> wrote in message
> news:O5%23d7kSZFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> try deleting the folders in safe mode

>>> Hi Folks
>>>
>>> Got a strange problem. I cant rename or delete folders without XP
>>> (SP2) crashing. It just hangs.
>>> If I create a new folder, it hangs when I try and name it and after
>>> a CTRL ALT DELETE iexplore errors and the new folder appears, but is
>>> called "New Folder".
>>>
>>> Not sure if this is connected, but it appeared to happen after the
>>> installation of "Wise FTP"
>>>
>>> I tried a Win XP SP2 installation repair. Didn't fix it.
>>>
>>> I then did a full reformat and reinstallation of my C Drive. This
>>> was running fine for 1 week, until I installed Wise FTP and the same
>>> thing seems to have happened again (Coincidence?).
>>>
>>> I cannot rename or delete folders. I cannot give new folders names.
>>>
>>> Anyone aware of this error? Is WISE FTP likely to be the cause?
>>>
>>>
>>> Hardware (in case it's important)
>>>
>>> ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe
>>> Intel P4 Prescott 3.4Ghz
>>> Corsair Twin X 1GB Ram
>>> nVidia GeForce 6800 GT
>>> Audigy 2 Sound Card
>>> Win XP Home SP2

RJ - You've got a perfect case of cause-and-effect. Obviously there is a
problem with Wise FTP. If everything else works and you like Wise FTP,
then there is a good chance the program installed a right-click context
menu extension that isn't playing nice with your system. An easy way to
determine this is by using the free ShellExView program and disabling
non-MS extensions. Get the program here:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

If that fixes the issue, well and good. If it doesn't, uninstall Wise
FTP and try a different program. A good, basic FTP program that is free
for personal use is FTP Commander, which you can get here:

http://www.ftpcommander.com/

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

RJ
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote

> RJ - You've got a perfect case of cause-and-effect. Obviously there is a
> problem with Wise FTP. If everything else works and you like Wise FTP,
> then there is a good chance the program installed a right-click context
> menu extension that isn't playing nice with your system. An easy way to
> determine this is by using the free ShellExView program and disabling
> non-MS extensions. Get the program here:
>
> http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
>

Fantastic! Thanks very much Malke!
I installed the Prog, disabled a "WiseTP hook" and bingo, all works OK
again!

Only reason I was using Wise FTP is because my web host (1and1) insists I
use it to avoid some weird intermittent FTP problems I have been getting
(Can Log onto FTP but times out when uploading). I normally use Smart FTP or
FlashFXP.

Thanks again Malke.. cant tell you how please I am!

RJ

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
RJ wrote:


>
> Fantastic! Thanks very much Malke!
> I installed the Prog, disabled a "WiseTP hook" and bingo, all works OK
> again!
>
> Only reason I was using Wise FTP is because my web host (1and1)
> insists I use it to avoid some weird intermittent FTP problems I have
> been getting (Can Log onto FTP but times out when uploading). I
> normally use Smart FTP or FlashFXP.
>
> Thanks again Malke.. cant tell you how please I am!
>

Well, you've totally made my day! I'm so glad you got it sorted. Thanks
for taking the time to let me know.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User


Cant Rename / Delete Folders