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The Un-Deletable File

I’m not sure how I created it, but somehow I managed to create a folder called

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I can’t delete it from Windows Explorer, PowerShell, CMD,  [System.IO]::Delete(), or any other method I’ve attempted yet.  I also can’t delete the parent folder.

SDelete won’t work: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/sdelete.aspx

 

I’ve checked for and found no open handles on the file

I cannot move the folder (or it’s parent) to another location – It’s hard-fastened to my desktop.

My drive is BitLocker encrypted, so I can’t mount it on a Linux Device for deletion, and leveraging WinPE for BitLocker decryption would  likely subject me to the same file APIs .