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Old 09-03-2010, 04:38 AM   #1
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I have a Dat file that i cant remove it wont go in the bin and i cant file shred it is there anything i can do?
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:08 AM   #2
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What version of windows are you running?

Now I'm not on my home PC and my work PC is locked down pretty hardcore so my walkthrough will be hazy but...
Right click on the file and go to Properties.
There should be a security tab. Click it.
Go to the advanced security settings and remove all the users from the permissions list.
Add the user definition "Everyone" and give full control.
Then try to delete.

Again this kind of depends on the OS you're using as my XP Skizzillz have become dull. Here's a walkthrough if you're using XP on how to take ownership of a file/folder. After you have ownership, just delete it.

If the above steps do not work, boot into Safe Mode under the administator account and navigate to the desktop folder of that user and delete the file.

If you're still unable to delete it, then my next thought would be malware. Get Malwarebytes, install, update then scan and see that comes up with anything.
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:30 PM   #3
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I have a Dat file that i cant remove it wont go in the bin and i cant file shred it is there anything i can do?
Why in Hell don't you name it ???
IT"s probably a System File.
Dats what i think with no name.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:20 PM   #4
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i downloaded a rar music file im gonna have to boot in safe mode i keep getting an error it wont let me do anything oh btw im using xp

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3870
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

9/3/2010 8:42:24 PM
mbam-log-2010-09-03 (20-42-24).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 120755
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 46 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:58 AM   #5
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Dat or rar.rar is easy if its installed.
Right click and choose extract here.
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:46 AM   #6
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It came out of a rar file now it wont go away
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It came out of a rar file now it wont go away
Did you try the steps I posted above the Malware steps?
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:48 AM   #8
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yep I tried it I might do a reformat when my new xp disc comes in my other cracked and that should zero everything out
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WHY did you extract it and move it then ? Click the top of Window to put it back.
DON'T MOVE IT FROM THERE IF ITS NOT USEABLE.
I do this every day. Learn extracing .
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:52 PM   #10
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i cant move it says its in use
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