Another thing you may want to try, is to delete it in Safe Mode. Most nasties will not survive that. Also, instead of using a 3-rd party to delete it, you should be able to delete from DOS. Just do a search for the file, go to START-RUN type cmd, type del and the EXACT name of the file. It will get rid of it.
BTW-in case you didnt know, to bypass the bin entirely, with a file that you know you want to delete, highlight the file, hold shift and delete on the keyboard. The file will not go to the recycle bin.
One more thing about the recycle bin-if you ever wanted to know how to rename it, then follow this:
- Start Notepad
- type the following EXATCLY:
- Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
- "CallFor Attributes'=dword:00000000
- Save the file as renamerecyclebin.reg-make sure you give it a registry file extension
- click the icon that you just made, and click Yes
- Right-click Recycle Bin, and the Rename will appear
edited: Another good thing about renaming the Recycle bin-sometimes the files that can not be erased, go in there, and it makes it more difficult for them to re-appear after a restart. Not really sure why though.
Edited by JEservices, 26 August 2004 - 05:44 PM.
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