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I'm not able to delete this file!

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#1 shivajay


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 05:52 AM

Hi All,
I have a folder which was related to website backup and I have deleted it all the content has been deleted except for a single file which has no name for it with 5kb in size. 
I have tried virus scan using Avast and even tried removing by Shift+Delete and using Administrator permissions. but still, the file cant be removed from my desktop. 
Any suggestions? and the reasons for the file to stick to my desktop even I tried to check the currently running tasks and it's still not there.
Thanks in advance.





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#2 hamluis



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 06:15 AM

Is the backup software still installed?


I suspect that there may be a connection between the software and any files contained in said folder.



Edited by hamluis, 04 May 2018 - 06:16 AM.

#3 JohnC_21


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 08:06 AM

Are your file extensions for know file types enabled?  If not what is the file extension after enabling.


Can you delete the file in Safe Mode?

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 09:48 AM

Wise Cleaner company has a Wise Force Deleter utility that I have used in the past. In the past, I have also used Emco Move(orDelete)OnBoot utility.  While neither one supplies any reason for why a folder or file cannot be deleted by Windows explorer -- they just does the job and move on.

Edited by RolandJS, 04 May 2018 - 09:48 AM.

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