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Removing zero-byte files


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#1 lather

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 03:10 PM

Anyone got any tips for getting rid of a zero-byte file?

Thanks to a failed download of a video file, I've got a zero-byte file stuck on my hard drive, and I can't get rid of it. Because it's there, I can't get rid of the directory containing it or anything like that. Can anyone suggest a way of getting rid of it? I know there's a few applications that claim to get rid of them, but do any of them really work and are they safe?

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 03:29 PM

Might give the following a try...

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Remove-on-Reboot-Shell-Extension-Download-11973.html

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:04 AM

Not sure about that one - From the ratings and reviews, it doesn't look too good... :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:20 AM

I just did a quick look at the first four reviews that showed when I Googled it. All four rated it as four out of five stars, the only negative review was by a person who was disappointed that it wouldn't remove a Trojan. :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:46 AM

Have had good luck with the suggested program.

Of course, as Dc3 stated, it was not meant to remove active malware. i.e. a trojan. The writer of that review had no clue and the review should be pulled. IMO

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 12:19 PM

0 byte files are usually locked by a process. I would try this: Unlocker try this and see if it works.




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