A file I cannot delete, yep I tried the usual things...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Herkalees, May 24, 2003.

  1. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    I'm helping my friend with his PC, and he dropped it off at my place for a night or two, he asked me to solve the problem I write about below and I'm having no luck.

    Have a look at the attachment please, I cannot delete the file. (You'll see some properties etc in the image)

    Here is what I have tried so far:

    Safe mode, still get the same error message upon deletion.

    Command prompt, I type "del ShowLetter[1]." while I'm in the "Crap" directory and it tells me "Could not find..."

    I heard somewhere if using Notepad, you could delete a file that is giving you trouble while in the "Browse" window... Nope, same error.

    I've tried renaming the file with a different extension, I get the same error I get when trying to delete it.

    I've run AdAware 6 and trashed all the things it has found, Ran a fully updated Norton AV, Disabled all services in "services.msc" I knew weren't neccessary at the time...

    ...nothing helps. Any idea's??


    Thanks!
     
  2. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    Haha, forgot to attach the image.
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    When using the command prompt did you open the task manager & end explorer then try to delete?

    Have you tried removing the folder with the rd command?
     
  4. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    if nothing works then do what i did when i had the same problem, pull the hdd out of that pc and move it to secondary on anouther pc and delete it from that one there for nothing will be running off that hdd at all so in theroy it should work, it did for me
     
  5. BonyTony

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  7. BonyTony

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    sboulema great minds think alike:p aint we just posted the same proggie ?
     
  8. sboulema

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    hahah burp didnt check your link :p thtas the same proggie, but it is th best one out there
     
  9. yoyo

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    Would try again from command prompt (preferably using safe mode with command prompt).

    Navigate to

    C:\Documents and Settings\Douba\Desktop\Crap>

    type DIR /X

    this will give you the 8.3 file name of Showletter[1].

    type

    del\\.\C:\DOCUME~1\DOUBA\DESKTOP\CRAP\SHOWLE~1

    Check if these names correspond to what DIR /X told you.

    May or may not work.
     
  10. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    create a file called Showletter[1] copy it to that folder then delete it, its worked for me in the past
     
  11. yoyo

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    Geffy, ever tried to create a file that ends with a period?

    "ShowLetter[1]." ;)
     
  12. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    ahhh, do it all the time in Unix though :p
     
  13. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    Thankyou all for your help and advice, ultimately Hipster's advice was the first thing I tried, and it worked.

    Thanks all!