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Topic # 60080 18-Apr-2010 19:33 Send private message

There is a file on my desktop called 'videoplayback.mp4.'  I think its from using a youtube downloader.

I cannot delete it, its 0kb, and everytime i try and trash it, it keeps having this error: 

Error

I have tried replacing the file by using notepad and just coping the exact file name and extention, but it seems to re-apppear after a refresh?




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  Reply # 320002 18-Apr-2010 19:47 Send private message

Have you tried doing it in safe mode?



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  Reply # 320019 18-Apr-2010 20:15 Send private message

Hi, I just tried that now, but still the same error.




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  Reply # 320026 18-Apr-2010 20:24 Send private message

Open File Explorer. Go to User and Settings | Username | Desktop and see if the file is there...







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  Reply # 320028 18-Apr-2010 20:28 Send private message

yep its still there.




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  Reply # 321459 21-Apr-2010 21:01 Send private message

Ty opening a DOS window with Administrator privileges and navigate to the relevant folder.  If you can see the file using a dir command, type: attrib -s -h -r {filename} then press enter.

Follow this up with: del {filename}.

Go back to Windows Explorer and see if the file is still there.  If it is, hit F5 to do a screen refresh.  Hopefully this will take care of the problem.

My understanding is this problem can occur if an application (or applications) is taking up all (or a significant quantity of) RAM when the original file delete command is initiated.




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  Reply # 321490 21-Apr-2010 22:40 Send private message

Dratsab: Ty opening a DOS window with Administrator privileges and navigate to the relevant folder.  If you can see the file using a dir command, type: attrib -s -h -r {filename} then press enter.

Follow this up with: del {filename}.

Go back to Windows Explorer and see if the file is still there.  If it is, hit F5 to do a screen refresh.  Hopefully this will take care of the problem.

My understanding is this problem can occur if an application (or applications) is taking up all (or a significant quantity of) RAM when the original file delete command is initiated.


Hi, thanks, I have just tried that now with this result;

 

Still didn't work :( 




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  Reply # 321501 21-Apr-2010 23:50 Send private message

Hi, try this program called Unlocker http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
worked for me when I had a similar problem trying to delete files.

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  Reply # 321504 22-Apr-2010 00:07 Send private message

hamisht:
Dratsab: Ty opening a DOS window with Administrator privileges and navigate to the relevant folder.  If you can see the file using a dir command, type: attrib -s -h -r {filename} then press enter.

Follow this up with: del {filename}.

Go back to Windows Explorer and see if the file is still there.  If it is, hit F5 to do a screen refresh.  Hopefully this will take care of the problem.

My understanding is this problem can occur if an application (or applications) is taking up all (or a significant quantity of) RAM when the original file delete command is initiated.


Hi, thanks, I have just tried that now with this result;

 

Still didn't work :( 


As per Dratsab message, the command is:

attrib -s -h -r {filename


You missed the critical command - the attrib. Try that and see how you get on.



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  Reply # 321536 22-Apr-2010 07:40 Send private message

Still just says 'file not found'


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hamisht:
Dratsab: Ty opening a DOS window with Administrator privileges and navigate to the relevant folder.  If you can see the file using a dir command, type: attrib -s -h -r {filename} then press enter.

Follow this up with: del {filename}.

Go back to Windows Explorer and see if the file is still there.  If it is, hit F5 to do a screen refresh.  Hopefully this will take care of the problem.

My understanding is this problem can occur if an application (or applications) is taking up all (or a significant quantity of) RAM when the original file delete command is initiated.


Hi, thanks, I have just tried that now with this result;

 

Still didn't work :( 


As per Dratsab message, the command is:

attrib -s -h -r {filename


You missed the critical command - the attrib. Try that and see how you get on.






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  Reply # 321538 22-Apr-2010 07:42 Send private message

FPR: Hi, try this program called Unlocker http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
worked for me when I had a similar problem trying to delete files.



No luck with this one either :( 




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  Reply # 321551 22-Apr-2010 08:11 Send private message

Is there any other weird stuff happening with the computer? You've not opened any suspicious emails lately that could have infected you?



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  Reply # 321554 22-Apr-2010 08:21 Send private message

Nah nothing at all. I think it started when i used www.okyoutube.com to try and save a youtube video. I've used okyoutube in the past with success, but since youtube updated their site, okyoutube doesn't seem to work. so when i cancelled a saving, i was left with that file. No virus, no spyware.




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  Reply # 321572 22-Apr-2010 09:33 Send private message

Are you able to rename the file from the desktop? (as opposed to in a DOS session)



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  Reply # 321626 22-Apr-2010 11:59 Send private message

No i cant rename either, still says "file is no longer located at ..."




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  Reply # 321627 22-Apr-2010 12:04 Send private message

Try Delete Doctor - Has worked for me many a time.

http://rapidshare.com/files/378623217/deletedr.exe.html

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