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Windows 7: I can't delete a file that it's been already deleted.

17 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64bit
 
 
I can't delete a file that it's been already deleted.

I had an .srt file in my desktop and each time i am trying to delete it i just can't! Windows can't find the filepath. It's 0 byte etc! Any thoughts? I tried the "Take ownership" but still same

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17 Jul 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I think you answered your question in the title, it is already deleted. Try refreshing your desktop and/or rebooting. sometimes Windows "forgets" a file is deleted.
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17 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Malwarebytes has a permanent file delete feature, give that a go.
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17 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64bit
 
 

Britton30 I have this issue like a month now.
Irishman ..

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0
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17 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stavrosqq View Post
Britton30 I have this issue like a month now.
Irishman i ll download it right now
It's called fileassassin,

Malwarebytes : Remove any locked file with FileASSASSIN

and can be found in the "more tools" tab in MB.
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17 Jul 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You can also try UNLOCKER 1.9.1 BY CEDRICK 'NITCH' COLLOMB but use wisely, it can allow you to delete system files and you'd have to reinstall Windows. You could also try Take Ownership Shortcut on the files you want to delete. Heed the warnings for this.
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17 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stavrosqq View Post
Britton30 I have this issue like a month now.
Irishman ..

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irishman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stavrosqq View Post
Britton30 I have this issue like a month now.
Irishman i ll download it right now
It's called fileassassin,

Malwarebytes : Remove any locked file with FileASSASSIN

and can be found in the "more tools" tab in MB.

In file assasin when i am trying to open the file i want it says it can't be found
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17 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 x64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
You can also try UNLOCKER 1.9.1 BY CEDRICK 'NITCH' COLLOMB but use wisely, it can allow you to delete system files and you'd have to reinstall Windows. You could also try Take Ownership Shortcut on the files you want to delete. Heed the warnings for this.
Thank you very much! Unlocked worked for it! I ll check tonight after rebooting my pc to be 100% sure!
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17 Jul 2011   #9

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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Glad to hear that Stavrosqq.
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