Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


2114 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166


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.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
4979 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1142

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  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.

621 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 54

Subscriber

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

You've rebooted and tried?



2114 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166


  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.

3343 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1089

Trusted
Vocus

  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.



2114 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166


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

How do I delete from the command prompt?

4979 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1142

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  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.

1932 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 130


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

Kopkiwi: How do I delete from the command prompt?

Start, Accessories, Command Prompt.

6337 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 310

Trusted
Subscriber

  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



2114 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166


  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.



2114 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166


  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

6337 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 310

Trusted
Subscriber

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

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


CD means change directory

Cyril



2114 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166


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

Champion.

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

6337 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 310

Trusted
Subscriber

  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

Cyril

1932 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 130


  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.

xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
9068 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1408

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  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.




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation : i5-xxxx @ x.xxGHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 pro

 

https://www.xpd.co.nz - Games, geeks, and more G stuff.


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.