Posted 30 May 2009 - 05:34 AM
I have a file (or so it seems) that I cannot delete. Before giving solutions, please read the entire post to see what I have already tried.
I use Windows XP Pro SP3
The file name is: NreE4weERYejND_=_steywrLWssKy17PC_=³ײ²ֲ²׳²ֲ²ײ²ֲ²׳³ֲ²ײ²ֲ²׳²ֲ²ײ²ֲ²_.wmv
When trying to delete it I get an error saying: Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk.
I googled the error message and got lots of results but no solutions helped me.
I tried to delete it with HiJackThis's option to delete a file on reboot but on reboot it was still there (making me believe that it won't delete in safe mode.
I tried to delete it in DOS (command prompt) but when displaying file in short names (dir /z) it won't display a short name.
Tried to rename but get the same error message, not letting me rename it.
It seems that windows does not recognize it as a file at all (Like a ghost file) . It is not assosiated with anything and has 0 properties and 0 size. Can't even open it to display in binary.
Any ideas on how to get rid of it?