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Topic # 98591 2-Mar-2012 10:47 Send private message

I have this file that I cannot delete. In normal Windows mode, the following Window comes up, despite the file not being opened (as far as I'm aware):


In Safe Mode, when I delete the file the Recycling File window opens, only to stay on 'Discovering items'.

How do I actually get rid of this file?

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xpd

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  Reply # 589262 2-Mar-2012 10:51 Send private message

Boot off a live CD (ubuntu etc) - delete it from there :)




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  Reply # 589353 2-Mar-2012 13:01 Send private message

Try searching for a free file unlocking utility?

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  Reply # 589357 2-Mar-2012 13:04 Send private message

xpd: Boot off a live CD (ubuntu etc) - delete it from there :)


This.

You could try booting into "safe-mode with command window" and delete it from there.  
 
Or boot from a Windows recovery/install disk and fire up a command window from the recovery prompt. 
 
Shells ftw.




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  Reply # 589358 2-Mar-2012 13:04 Send private message

Or stop downloading your TV shows? ;)

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  Reply # 589364 2-Mar-2012 13:11 Send private message

Oh, look. A court order telling me to disclose private details of this person who allegedly downloaded some TV episodes. What do you mean evidence, besides that screenshot?




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  Reply # 589372 2-Mar-2012 13:20 Send private message

I'm sure he's just looking after it for a mate, it's not his...






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  Reply # 589487 2-Mar-2012 16:24 Send private message

Managed to delete the file by shutting down explorer.exe and doing the appropriate commands in Command Prompt.

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