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Can't delete a mp4 file


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#1 Terokal

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:04 PM

Hi, today I discovered that C was almost 67% full. Ran Ccleaner and Defrag and found an mp4 strange file on C's recycle bin. It's almost 4 GB. Recovered it to watch what it's about (cause I don't use that format at all) and sure the file was corrupt. It's saved on D partition but still apears as a not deleted file on C. What can I do to get rid of it. How did it get there to start with?. Haven't downloaded a video in months (only mkv) and they are on an external hard disk. Says it was created monday april 30th ... I wasn't even home but like 200 kms away from my PC. Kinda weird.



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Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:08 PM

"It's saved on D partition but still apears as a not deleted file on C"

 

Do you mean the file is on both C: and D:?  Have you tried deleting the file in Safe Mode?



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Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:13 PM

Yeah it's in both (C in the recycle bin and D the recovered version), dunno, I have a bad feeling bout this one, can't see RECYCLEBIN folder in C anymore.


Edited by Terokal, 04 April 2015 - 08:25 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:31 PM

If it is in the Recycle Bin, the Recycle Bin does not empty when you right click and select Empty Recycle Bin? Are you saying you cannot delete the file in D: also? Can you empty the recycle bin in safe mode?


Edited by JohnC_21, 04 April 2015 - 08:31 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:55 PM

Gonna try it in a few, ccleaner is wiping out D disk (it's empty anyways) ... as soon as it's done I'll try safe mode ... thanks for the help mate.



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Posted 04 April 2015 - 09:52 PM

Tried it but didn't work. If I right click the recycle bin icon on desktop it wouldn't allow me to click "empty recycle bin", just the ccleaner options. As I said the RECYCLEBIN folder is somewhere there in disk C but I just cannot see it anymore. Maybe some "command prompts" are needed. I configurated the system to show all hidden files and folders. This is the what defrag shows me. If anyone else than John_C21 can help (cause he's offline now) it would be really apreciated. Thanks in advance.

 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
s (s), NTFS, Capacity: 43.8 GB, Used: 27.4 GB (63%), Free: 16.4 GB (37%)
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Total size: 3.7 GB, Fragmented Files (0), Total Fragments (1)
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Filename    Fragments    Size    Path    
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$RK919CC.mp4    1    3968326405    C:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-1299114229-604962728-1052101830-1000\    
 


Edited by Terokal, 04 April 2015 - 10:00 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 10:15 PM

Hi,
Try running checkdisk using elevated command prompt ( http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/783-elevated-command-prompt.html ):
chkdsk C: \r
(a space must be inserted between : and \r)
or as per http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2641432 on your C: drive
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Posted 05 April 2015 - 01:23 AM

Hi Nihil_CV, thanks for yer help. Just run the chkdsk C: /r (had to invert the \ cause it was an invalid parameter). Looks like the chkdsk was ok, don't know where to find a log or if it's necessary, but the .mp4 is still there :

 

$RK919CC.mp4    1    3968326405    C:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-1299114229-604962728-1052101830-1000\

 

Any other solution ?, I'm all into trying whatever (avoiding disk format) cause ccleaner is working as chicken, now I can enter $RECYCLE.BIN but the recycle bin shows that the file is 0 bytes (when it feels like showing it) and I can't access the two S-1-5-21-etc etc (which btw are empty).


Edited by Terokal, 05 April 2015 - 03:11 AM.


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Posted 05 April 2015 - 03:37 AM

Hi, guess I was lucky, just downloaded unlocker's last version and killed 'em all, file is gone, it's not on disk C filling blank space anymore and just in case did the same on the external drive recycle byn. Looks the nasty thing has been destroyed.






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