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Old 02-10-2007, 09:44 AM   #1
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Angry Can't Delete A File - Pain in the Ass

I have this serious problem with a file I thought was a vid, but now I can't remove. Not only won't it do anything when I click on it, I can't rename or delete it either. When I right click it to access the menu, the only options there are:
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-Add to Windows Media Player list
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-Send to...

This is really pissing me off. I even tried trials of file deleters and scrubbers to get rid of this piece of sh*t file, but when I click on the file it says that the name is invalid, and thus, no removal possible.

So please, how the hell do I get rid of this thing from my cpu?
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:26 AM   #2
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Boot the computer into safe mode and try removing it from there
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:28 AM   #3
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Have you tried deleting it in safe mode?

EDIT: He beat me to it...
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
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If that doesn't work, give this program a try:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...Unlocker.shtml

I've used it and it worked great for me.
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:25 AM   #5
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I would suggest MoveOnBoot 1.95
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...veOnBoot.shtml
It can rename, move, or delete those protected files upon startup.
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Old 02-10-2007, 02:40 PM   #6
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I'll give it a try, thanks.
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Old 02-10-2007, 04:03 PM   #7
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I agree with Marshillboy (hope i got that right)...MoveOnBoot is great it has never failed me with locked files and corrupt files that won't delete..so definately give it a try

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Old 02-10-2007, 08:55 PM   #8
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Are u sure moveonboot wont screw anything in my system and is easy to remove?
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Old 02-10-2007, 08:57 PM   #9
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As long as you only select the files you want deleted and don't select any system files (example, files stored in the WINDOWS directory) then you should be fine, as i said, i myself have never had any troubles with it, it is definately worth a try...

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Old 02-10-2007, 09:07 PM   #10
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Anther option is to boot to a live CD (Linux) and mount the hard drive, and delete the file. It actually sounds more complicated than it is. I've used this method for viruses and items that say you can't delete, or are in use when trying to delete, or you get access denied.
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