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#1 myki92

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:12 AM

So i've accidentally saved a file in windows system32 and I can't find it. It's a '' ''.py file and I can open it from gedit, a general purpose text editor. I've tried the instructions here https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-see-hidden-files-in-windows/#windows10 and I still can't find the file to delete it. what do i do?



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#2 britechguy

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:30 AM

If you followed those instructions to the letter then each and every file on your system should be shown in File Explorer.   Perhaps it's not where you think it is?

 

My only other suggestion would be to download Search Everything from voidtools.com and us it to search for the file in question.  It searches strictly based on file name (and you can use the conventional wildcards or regular expressions).


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     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:53 AM

@britechguy you were right. It wasn't where I thought it was. I didn't have to use voidtools but I found it. I followed those instructions again and there it was .. thanks



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:43 PM

Glad you've resolved your problem and also glad you didn't take my question as a backhanded insult.

 

I can't think of a single person who's been working with computers for any length of time who hasn't gone through a, "Where in the heck is FileX, it's *supposed* to be *here*!!!," experience only to find, on closer inspection is that they're actually "there," not "here."


Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 06:49 PM

 

that they're actually "there," not "here."

 

I'll second that. I just spent 15 minutes this evening looking for a file on my computer as part of a potential insurance claim. It is on my computer, just not in any of the first half dozen 'obvious' places. I  know where it is now - I hope !

 

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