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Topic # 112498 11-Dec-2012 10:10 Send private message

No idea what's going on. I have what i thought was a flac music file. System won't let me delete it. It's not in use by another application. I've tried unlocker and take ownership still can't delete it.  Here is a picture of what it did every time.


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  Reply # 730242 11-Dec-2012 10:20 Send private message

Is it a file that was deleted from a USB stick or external drive? You might need to plug that back in for it to be able to be removed completely.

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  Reply # 730250 11-Dec-2012 10:27 Send private message

You've rebooted and tried?



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  Reply # 730266 11-Dec-2012 10:52 Send private message

gehenna: Is it a file that was deleted from a USB stick or external drive? You might need to plug that back in for it to be able to be removed completely.


It was TRANSFERRED from a USB HDD. I have been able to deleate the other 10 songs in the file, just not that one?

Have tried rebooting.

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  Reply # 730269 11-Dec-2012 10:57 Send private message

Tried deleting from the command prompt?  Failing that, maybe you need to run a file system check.



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  Reply # 730282 11-Dec-2012 11:18 Send private message

How do I delete from the command prompt?

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  Reply # 730286 11-Dec-2012 11:21 Send private message

Run the command prompt. CD C:\foldername. DEL filename.extension

Then empty the recycle bin.

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  Reply # 730488 11-Dec-2012 14:31 Send private message

Kopkiwi: How do I delete from the command prompt?

Start, Accessories, Command Prompt.

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  Reply # 730493 11-Dec-2012 14:38 Send private message

Kopkiwi: How do I delete from the command prompt?


Trying to make me feel old or something :)

Cyril



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  Reply # 730531 11-Dec-2012 15:26 Send private message

cyril7:
Kopkiwi: How do I delete from the command prompt?


Trying to make me feel old or something :)

Cyril


Not at all. Just never used the CMD to delete anything before. Hopefully that actually works.



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  Reply # 730532 11-Dec-2012 15:28 Send private message

gehenna: Run the command prompt. CD C:\foldername. DEL filename.extension

Then empty the recycle bin.


So how would I type it if the file path was?

C drive
users
nick
Desktop
Music
godsmack
IV

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  Reply # 730535 11-Dec-2012 15:30 Send private message

CD \ users\nick\desktop\music\godsmack\IV
del filename.ext


CD means change directory

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  Reply # 730542 11-Dec-2012 15:38 Send private message

Champion.

Appropriate spaces as you've noted after CD and the first \ as wel?

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  Reply # 730550 11-Dec-2012 15:46 Send private message

Hi Sorry no it should be.

CD \users\......etc

That assumes you are already on c drive otherwise you go

C:\
CD \users\.............etc

or

CD C:\users\.............etc

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  Reply # 730553 11-Dec-2012 15:48 Send private message

You could try moving (cut and paste) it to root directory first before using command prompt. If that works would make it easier.

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  Reply # 730558 11-Dec-2012 15:52 Send private message

Tried booting into safe mode and deleting it ?
Failing that and the options above, get hold of a bootable CD (UBCD or HirensBootCD) and use that to remove it.




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