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Windows 7: File from my desktop wont be removed. Stuck permanently.

13 Sep 2014   #1
win7user4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
File from my desktop wont be removed. Stuck permanently.

I have this file in my desktop, which has no extension, and is 0 bytes.



i cant delete it with delete keyboard button, shift + delete doesnt work also, restarting computer + deleting also doesnt work.



i also tried delete it using run as admin command prompt. no luck




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13 Sep 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi You could try Unlocker ...
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13 Sep 2014   #3
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi,

Another option is to start in safe mode and see if you can delete it then.

Start in safe mode: Safe Mode

Regards,
Jamie
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13 Sep 2014   #4
win7user4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

avira detects Unlocker installer as spyware or something.
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13 Sep 2014   #5
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Where did you Download it from ? .....

Download Unlocker 1.9.2 - FileHippo.com
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13 Sep 2014   #6
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

This may be a false positive due to what the software is designed to do however last time i had an issue like this i could delete the file in Safe Mode.

Regards,
Jamie
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13 Sep 2014   #7
win7user4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

thanks, the Unlocker worked... too bad i accidentaly clicked Desktop > Delete, i had to force log off then relogin, saw many of my files in Recycle Bin.

my files are still intact.
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13 Sep 2014   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Most welcome ... I take it you where referring to the Desktop Icons .. They are only shortcuts and could have been replaced if need be ...
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13 Sep 2014   #9
win7user4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

^
i clicked Desktop folder in the Unlocker application.

but there were video files, pics, etc.. on my desktop. they would have been deleted also.
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13 Sep 2014   #10
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

If you have lost them and they are not in your recycle bin you could try this software to recover them:
https://www.piriform.com/recuva

Regards,
Jamie
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