deleting files that crashes your system when try to delete??

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by scsa20, May 30, 2003.

  1. scsa20

    scsa20 Simonsoft Network

    Okey, how in hell do I delete a file off of my G drive if it just crashes my computer?? and this file is a crupited AVI file that I was downloading but because of network interferncase and such it cruptied the file >.<

    any help would be helpful
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    See how this goes>

    Deleting files - Access Denied Error

    Close all open applications.
    Open a command prompt and navigate to the directory with the offending files.
    Then open the Task Manager and click on the Processes tab. select "explorer.exe" under Image Name. Click "End Process".
    That will leave you with only the command prompt and the task manager running.
    Now at the Command Prompt, its time to delete the file(s). Using the DEL command. Example c:>\movies\DEL movie.avi
    Now the files are deleted, go to the task manager and click on the Applications tab. Click the "New Task" button. in the dialog, type explorer.exe and click OK.

    For folders the command is 'rd'.
    Using the command prompt to delete files & folders.
    First open a comand prompt. Now open task manager/processes & end explorer.exe. Leave task manager open.

    1/ From the command prompt.
    2/ Looks like this.....C:\Documents and Settings\User Name>
    3/ Type cd C:\ (enter)..........Looks like this............C:\>
    4/Assuming the files are in program files
    Type cd Progra~1 (enter)...........Looks like this......C:\Progra~1>
    5/ Use the cd command on each folder till you get to the one
    containing the files for removal.
    6/ When you get to the offending files that needs deleting do this without the quotes>
    C:\Progra~1\Folder\ 'del bad.file' (enter) del = delete files
    With folders do this without quotes>
    C:\Progra~1 'rd folder name' (enter) rd = remove directory (folder)
    Once done restart explorer.exe in task manager/applications.

    OR this (not tried)
    Just open NOTEPAD and then click on "OPEN". Navigate to the file in the little Notepad "explorer" window and right click on the .avi file and delete it. Supposedly that's will do it.

    Might do it for you.
  3. thezero

    thezero Guest

    I've got a fabulous program called Move On Boot, you can get it from and it works really well for deleting files that are in use with windows, and I'm assuming that it'll work with your problem. Good luck anyway mate,
  4. scsa20

    scsa20 Simonsoft Network

    oh prase the lard, it worked!! (the first option I tried)... I forgot all about doing that *slaps himself*