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#112498 11-Dec-2012 10:10
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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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  #730242 11-Dec-2012 10:20
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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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  #730250 11-Dec-2012 10:27
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You've rebooted and tried?

 
 
 
 




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  #730266 11-Dec-2012 10:52
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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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  #730269 11-Dec-2012 10:57
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Tried deleting from the command prompt?  Failing that, maybe you need to run a file system check.



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  #730282 11-Dec-2012 11:18
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How do I delete from the command prompt?

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  #730286 11-Dec-2012 11:21
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Run the command prompt. CD C:\foldername. DEL filename.extension

Then empty the recycle bin.

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  #730488 11-Dec-2012 14:31
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Kopkiwi: How do I delete from the command prompt?

Start, Accessories, Command Prompt.

 
 
 
 


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  #730493 11-Dec-2012 14:38
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Kopkiwi: How do I delete from the command prompt?


Trying to make me feel old or something :)

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  #730531 11-Dec-2012 15:26
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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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  #730532 11-Dec-2012 15:28
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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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  #730535 11-Dec-2012 15:30
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CD \ users\nick\desktop\music\godsmack\IV
del filename.ext


CD means change directory

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  #730542 11-Dec-2012 15:38
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Champion.

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

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  #730550 11-Dec-2012 15:46
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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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  #730553 11-Dec-2012 15:48
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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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  #730558 11-Dec-2012 15:52
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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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