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Can't Delete A File


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#1 maybeawelder99

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 02:47 AM

I downloaded a bad file from limewire and when I go to delete the file it will not let me. I also can't move it or anything it's like it's mocking me. PLEASE HELP!! e mail me xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Posted 10 January 2007 - 02:52 AM

Welcome to BC. Please try to remove in Safe Mode.
How to reboot in safe mode

Secondly please remove your email adres to avoid spam bots noticing it.

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 07:04 AM

Most likely Limewire is still trying to access the file. This will stop you from being able to delete it. Try the Safe mode option as stated above and if that still does not fix it then please post a screen shot of the error message that it is saying.
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 06:16 PM

i am having the same issue...there is no error it is giving....it just won't delete it....if you right mouse click on it....delete is not one of the options....
all it has is edit, print, preview, send to, open with.....booting up in the safe mode does not help....i can still not delete/copy/cut/paste/move the file. now i have gotten files from limewire that were in folders that gave me the same problem and the only way to get rid of them was to delete the entire folder. is there a file or something that i can delete for the desktop? one that has all my shortcuts and things in it...i woudn't mind having to make them all over again if i could get rid of this stupid file....and btw...its a JPG file.

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 07:20 PM

i am having the same issue...there is no error it is giving....it just won't delete it....if you right mouse click on it....delete is not one of the options....
all it has is edit, print, preview, send to, open with.....booting up in the safe mode does not help....i can still not delete/copy/cut/paste/move the file. now i have gotten files from limewire that were in folders that gave me the same problem and the only way to get rid of them was to delete the entire folder. is there a file or something that i can delete for the desktop? one that has all my shortcuts and things in it...i woudn't mind having to make them all over again if i could get rid of this stupid file....and btw...its a JPG file.


This remedy was recently posted in a PC help column in the Chicago Tribune by Jim Coates. Rather lengthy but take a look if you are so inclined.

GETTING RID OF FILE THAT WON'T DELETE
Chances of getting a hit on the first pitch aren't great, but start by giving the file a right-click and then picking Rename. Move to the text under the icon that now is highlighted and type in a new name, something like "Die Varmit.txt" would be appropriate. Now drag it to the trash.

Sadly, these corrupted files often cannot be renamed, so we may need Plan B:

Fire up your copy of Microsoft Works or Word and click on File and then Open and set the search box to "*" (all files). Now select the nasty file and let the word processor open it as a document. There may be a lot of gibberish. Now move the cursor into the text area and type a few characters at the top. Next click on File and Save and point the save box to the errant file in the My Documents folder. When asked to confirm that you want to replace the current file click OK.

Oftentimes the process of rewriting the file during a save operation will overwrite something causing the problem, and then it can be deleted by dragging to the recycle bin.

If this doesn't work we reach Plan C:

Try changing the settings of the Recycle Bin so that any file dragged into it will be erased forever instead of being held until the user decides to order the recycle bin emptied. Give a right-click to the Recycle Bin icon and look for the Global heading in the tabbed menu that appears. Put a checkmark in the box that reads, "Do not move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted."

(Whether this fix flies or flops, you should go back and remove the checkmark to prevent a catastrophic loss of an important file sometime down the road.)

Are you ready for plan D?

Next try to delete the file using the DOS programming code that works behind the scenes in Windows. Go to the Start button and select the Run command. In the Run text box, type in "cmd" and tap Enter.

This brings up a text-only command window that reads something like "C:
Documents and Settings\Owner" with a flashing cursor at the end asking for input. Type in "cd My Documents" and tap Enter.

"CD" stands for "change directory," so now the line will read "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents."

Next type "dir" and tap Enter. A list of all the files and folders in your My Documents folder will scroll down the screen, with a number alongside showing the size next to the file name.

Find your gate crasher and note its name.

Now type in "del" followed by a space and then the name of the file exactly as shown in the directory list. This will delete the file using the internal plumbing behind the curtain called Windows.

Should this fail, Plan E is getting close to a last resort:

Try restarting the computer in so-called Safe Mode, then use the mouse cursor to drag the file into the trash icon. To reach Safe Mode, restart your computer and during the start-up sequence, tap the F8. Choose Safe Mode from the list of options given. The desktop will appear in a very low-resolution display with chunky icons and limited colors. Click on My Documents and then drag the 0 KB intruder to the trash.

Should all of these possible fixes fail -- which I'm betting is mighty unlikely -- I recommend trying the New York Approach: FUGIDABOUTIT!


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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:50 AM

uninstall limewire
block this in internet options
put this in the security tab

http://www.limewire.com/
click ok
check program files in cdrive
find limwire folder delete it

now download unlocker

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

right click on file you want to delete
rename it use unlocker to delete file
hope that helps


P.S

this post made my antivirus to to shutdown IE7
i recoverd fine.......Hope your ok




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