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Windows 7: file won't be deleted

25 Jan 2011   #1
Mesho90

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
file won't be deleted

Hello everyone

I'm having a problem deleting a file, each time I try to delete it this comes up



please help


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25 Jan 2011   #2
James Colbert

 
 

From the error message, it appears that it's already deleted, but the icon just hasn't disappeared.

You can try right-clicking on the desktop and choosing Refresh. If that doesn't do it, try restarting the machine. Let us know what happens.

James
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25 Jan 2011   #3
Mesho90

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
From the error message, it appears that it's already deleted, but the icon just hasn't disappeared.

You can try right-clicking on the desktop and choosing Refresh. If that doesn't do it, try restarting the machine. Let us know what happens.

James

I did what you said, Refreshed the Desktop and it didn't work, Restarting the machine but didn't work.
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25 Jan 2011   #4
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Have you tried deleting it on reboot?

Copy the text in the codebox into notepad and save it as any-name.reg , right click the saved file and select 'Merge'. Click "yes' to the prompt. Delete the file by right clicking on it and selecting 'Delete on Reboot' option.

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Delete on reboot\command]
@="CMD /E:OFF /C REG ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Currentversion\\RunOnce /v \"Del %1 OnNextReboot\" /d ^\"cmd.exe /c DEL /F /Q \\\"%1\\\"\" /f\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Delete on reboot\command]
@="CMD /E:OFF /C REG ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Currentversion\\RunOnce /v \"Del %1 OnNextReboot\" /d ^\"cmd.exe /c RD /S /Q \\\"%1\\\"\" /f\""
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26 Jan 2011   #5
Mesho90

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Have you tried deleting it on reboot?

Copy the text in the codebox into notepad and save it as any-name.reg , right click the saved file and select 'Merge'. Click "yes' to the prompt. Delete the file by right clicking on it and selecting 'Delete on Reboot' option.

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Delete on reboot\command]
@="CMD /E:OFF /C REG ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Currentversion\\RunOnce /v \"Del %1 OnNextReboot\" /d ^\"cmd.exe /c DEL /F /Q \\\"%1\\\"\" /f\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Delete on reboot\command]
@="CMD /E:OFF /C REG ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Currentversion\\RunOnce /v \"Del %1 OnNextReboot\" /d ^\"cmd.exe /c RD /S /Q \\\"%1\\\"\" /f\""

I did what you told me to do, but still the file exists.
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26 Jan 2011   #6
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Did you try to delete it with Unlocker ?
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26 Jan 2011   #7
Mesho90

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Did you try to delete it with Unlocker ?
I did, didn't work.
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26 Jan 2011   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try deleting in safe mode. Boot into safe mode by tapping F8 at boot.
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26 Jan 2011   #9
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would suggest that you re-create the file it is looking for. open it using the shortcut, close the file, delete the shortcut and then the file.
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30 Jan 2011   #10
Mesho90

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
I would suggest that you re-create the file it is looking for. open it using the shortcut, close the file, delete the shortcut and then the file.
I did re download the file again and delete it, after 5 mins the file appears again and cannot be deleted.

ps: lately I noticed that RAM consumption is high, about 46%, with no programs running except Firefox.
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