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Can't delete cbr file with 0 bytes


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#1 bostonblackie

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:49 PM

Downloaded a few cbr files (comic books in .cbr format) and now I have a file listed with 0 bytes that wont let me delete it. I've tried unlocker, killbox and a few other things to try to get rid of this annoying file but nothing seems to work to make it go away. I even downloaded the same file again but while the file successfully downloaded again, the "ghost" file is still there. It is not a virus or malware; I checked that already.

When I try to delete the file I get this message:

"Could not find this item." "This is no longer located in C:\user(foldername)\Downloads. Verify the item's location and try again."

(Name of file).cbr
Type: file
Size: 0 bytes

Every attempt to move the file to the recycle bin and get rid of it has failed. Even tried safe mode. Anyone have a surefire way to get rid of this file?

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:54 PM

Try this Download File Unlocker, and see if it works?

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:43 PM

Thanks. That version of unlocker worked! Problem solved.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:30 AM

happy computing

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:41 AM

It worked for me too! I've had a leftover folder from SecuRom that I've had hidden for almost a year and finally got rid of it. Total time from download to removal was around 45 seconds, no kidding! Thanks Cryptodan.




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