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How to delete one stuborn file ?

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Melhisedek

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Oct 18, 2002
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Sweden
I have file that I tried to download and I got some corrupted piece of that... Now I can't delete it
It is on Desktop and there is no chance of me removing it :/

I tried to delete it with some other files... but no go Any ideas ?

BTW it's Win XP and I have admin rights...
 

JigPu

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Vancouver, WA
Reboot into safemode and delete the file from there. If that dosen't work (unlikely), see if the recovery console can delete the sucker! :)

JigPu
 

XunknownX

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Palmdale, CA
When I have a file that won't delete, I will run the msdos prompt. And type the directory path and file name and poof it's gone. No questions asked, no confirmation, it's just gone.

for example:

c\> del c:\program files\jaja\crap.avi
 

redduc900

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Portland, OR
You could also give this a try...close all open programs, and click Start | Run | Type taskmgr.exe and click OK. Leave Task Manager open, and click Start | Run | Type cmd and click OK. Leave the Command Prompt window open, go to Task Manager and click the "Processes" tab; "End Process" on "Explorer.exe". Go to the Command Prompt window and navigate to the file that you'd like to delete, and enter del <filename>. Go back to Task Manager | Click "File" | New-->Task | Enter explorer.exe to restart the GUI.

The following MSKB article may also be of some help to you...

You Cannot Delete a File or a Folder :)
 
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Melhisedek

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Thanks guys! Now I see how little I know, but luckily for me I have you mates =)

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!