• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

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

H

Herkalees

Guest
#1
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!
 

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
#3
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
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
 

yoyo

_________________
#9
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.
 
H

Herkalees

Guest
#13
Originally posted by Hipster Doofus
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?
Thankyou all for your help and advice, ultimately Hipster's advice was the first thing I tried, and it worked.

Thanks all!
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me ...
Xie
What a long strange trip it's been. =)

Forum statistics

Threads
61,960
Messages
673,237
Members
89,011
Latest member
grovo_test