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Major Problem, Please Help

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#1 X2BreakOfFate


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Posted 06 August 2006 - 10:36 AM

Excuse me to whoever reads this but normally I do not ask for help, I'm sorry to bother you all.

I have a Movie Clip file that cannot be deleted. I have tried everything. The only options it gives me when I right click it is to Play, Open, Open with, and Send to. The send to option of course only makes a shortcut but it wont even play. I dont care about playing it on the other hand I just want to get the Movie Clip completely removed from my computer.

Ideas I've had...

I have tried downloading freeware and shareware programs that delete files but either when you try to drag and drop it it wont appear or if its a simple select scenario, it gives me a message saying "<files name> The above file name is invalid" and stops there.

I'm really curious and anxious to get this off before the school year... You see this file is named something very vulgur and I hate the idea of having something with its name on my computer, I believe it has some connection with Limewire but I just use that to get text files and music.

Really this is becoming to much of a hassle. Even the cmd prompt's delete function wont get rid of it and safemode didnt help. Nothing seems to work and I would really like to know a way to get rid of this nuisance.

Many Thanks!


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#2 TMacK


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Posted 06 August 2006 - 11:41 AM

Start by checking to see if it is listed in Media Player's play list. If
yes, delete it from the playlist, then close Media Player and try deleting
the file again. If unsuccessful, go to the following website,
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm, scroll to line 39 and click
"Delete an Undeletable File in Windows XP".
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

aaaaaaaa a~Suzie Wagner

#3 X2BreakOfFate

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 03:01 PM

I cant even open the file, and since its a invalid file name it wont pop up in wmp.

#4 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 06:01 PM

Have you tried deleting it in safe mode yet?

Hit the F8 key repeatedly while starting your computer and choose safe mode when prompted.

Another idea is to try Killbox:

Download killbox here:


Unzip the folder to your desktop.

Start Killbox.exe

When it is open, enter <insert file here> into the field labeled "Full path of file to delete".

Select the Delete on reboot option.

Then press the button that looks like a red circle with a white X in it.

Your computer will reboot and check to see if the file is gone.

Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 06 August 2006 - 06:03 PM.


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#5 Heretic Monkey

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 06:38 PM

Also, if killbox doesn't work (it hasn't for me sometimes), try Delete Doctor

I've found that if killbox can't get rid of something, Delete Doctor will:

Download it Here

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 10:00 AM

Where are you trying to delete the file?
Windows Explorer?

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