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Old 01-20-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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Ok so I've had this folder on my desktop for the past while, and it wont GO AWAY! When I right click and press delete, it says that the file isnt located on desktop, even though i just right clicked on it from my desktop -.- someone help me its soooooo annoying D:

I've already tried deleting from cmd and that didnt work either, ive also tried, refreshing my desktop, restarting my computer, and seeing if the folder was in my desktop folder (which it is and i still cant delete it from there)

all help appreciated.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:58 PM   #2
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Have you tried to do it in safe mode?

What did you do under cmd, and what was the exact response?

Could you show us the information under right click > Properties?
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:09 AM   #3
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Have you tried to do it in safe mode?

What did you do under cmd, and what was the exact response?

Could you show us the information under right click > Properties?
I've never understood safe mode so no i havent tried that

in cmd i ran as admin, went to desktop, then typed del filename /f

and no i cant show information under properties cause im too tired at this point >< sorry
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:21 AM   #4
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Take it easy jaywash. We'll still be here when you wake up.

Let's get this little bugger removed step by step. For now, get some rest!
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:54 AM   #5
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Default Re: Can't delete file WTF!!!!

Install Malware Bytes anti-malware and there is a tool there that can delete locked files.

It might be that the file is present in the File Table but it's not in the data part of the drive.
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Careful there. Make sure it's the one you want to delete before hitting the enter key.
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Hi jaywash

1. Make a system restore point

2. Download Eraser - Freeware

3. Right click on the file and in Eraser use (erase on restart)
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I was really hoping for a way to do this without having to download anything, but if those are the only options I'll try them out when i get home.
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I was really hoping for a way to do this without having to download anything, but if those are the only options I'll try them out when i get home.
Eraser is a good app to keep hon (I have it on all my systems)
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Eraser is a good app to keep hon (I have it on all my systems)
I'll take a look when i can, thanks.
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