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Zero Bytes Files That I Can't Delete


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#1 Darthy

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 07:58 AM

Dear BC

I was infected, sometime ago, with "adservice scanner", "yazzle sudoku", "spy falcon" and other very

difficult pests.

After I clean my PC, noticed a few days after and by luck, that I have 6 files in 3 different folders

with 0 bytes that I can't erase. :thumbsup:

Those files don't have the type (are only just like CAMLJ9WC.) and the only thing that I can do whit is

to modifie the program to open them. I can't move, delete, copy and open and even delete any folder that

contained one of them. :flowers:

A funny thing that happens when I change in one of them the program to open it, the program is changed,

also in all the other files at the same time. :trumpet:

What can I do to delete them? It is possible or not?

Thank you for an expected answer from anybody and my best regards.

Darthy
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Posted 08 May 2006 - 08:30 AM

You can try Unlocker - available for free download here: http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
This program helps delete locked files with error messages like:
-Cannot delete file: Access is denied
-There has been a sharing violation.
-The source or destination file may be in use.
-The file is in use by another program or user.
-Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

1. After install, right click the folder or file and select Unlocker from the menu.
2. If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will appear.
3. Click "Unlock All" and you are done.

Another tool you can try is Delete Doctor available from here:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4473
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Posted 08 May 2006 - 09:25 AM

Hi again quietman7

Thanks for your advice.

My problem is already solved whit the unlocker program. :thumbsup:

How a such small program can solve a such annoying problem? :flowers:

Thanks once more.

Darthy
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Posted 08 May 2006 - 09:32 AM

Your welcome. Glad we could help you out.
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