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Can't Delete File From Desktop

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#1 o2w4e


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Posted 17 July 2007 - 08:55 PM

A friend of mine just downloaded one of those files on Limewire that has like 30 different artists in it's title. It shows up as an .mp3 icon but it won't open in iTunes, Windows Media, or Winamp. When I right click it, there are quite a few different options missing, most noticeable is "Delete." Properties, cut, copy, rename, and most of the other standard options found on other files are also missing. The only available options are: Play, Open, Add to Windows Media player list, Play in Windows Media, Open with..., and Send to, are all that are available. It also doesn't work to highlight it and press the delete keyor drag to the recycle bin. Any ideas? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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#2 hillbillygreek


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Posted 17 July 2007 - 10:48 PM

Probably a fake. The network is full of those. Just to be sure that you have done this proprerly, the keyboard shortcut is Shift > Delete not just Delete. If that does not work, boot into Safe Mode & try deleting it from there. Run an antivirus scan in Safe Mode as well.

If you are unsure of a file, before you download it, use Bitzi Web Lookup.

Edited by hillbillygreek, 18 July 2007 - 12:51 AM.

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