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Windows 7: PendingDeletes.... won't.

24 Feb 2015   #1
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 
PendingDeletes.... won't.

Folder in C:\Windows\winsxs\Temp\PendingDeletes contains 16 files from Jan 10 & 11 that simply do not delete, I have tried the popular remedies ie: install something like Telnet which starts Trusted Installer which in theory should start scavenge process. I have tried running sfc /scannow again but PendingDeletes remain.

My concern is should I need to do a startup repair or sfc to repair corruption they may be blocked from doing so because of "pending" operations.

Any comments/tips/advice appreciated!


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24 Feb 2015   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I would give the repair off the windows disc a shot if you have a disk available to do so as it wouldnt hurt. If you dont have the disc i would try and re run the sfc /scannow as administrator and see if that does anything to help.
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24 Feb 2015   #3
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks, I would prefer to leave a repair install as a last resort.
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01 Mar 2015   #4
Frankftw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
File Assassin

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
Folder in C:\Windows\winsxs\Temp\PendingDeletes contains 16 files from Jan 10 & 11 that simply do not delete, I have tried the popular remedies ie: install something like Telnet which starts Trusted Installer which in theory should start scavenge process. I have tried running sfc /scannow again, also ran in safe mode PendingRenames delete no problem, but PendingDeletes remain.

My concern is should I need to do a startup repair or sfc to repair corruption they may be blocked from doing so because of "pending" operations.

Any comments/tips/advice appreciated!
I had these also that could not be deleted...always open in some running process.

Finally deleted them with malwarebytes File Assassin

Run as administrator
Mode "delete on windows bootup"
Enter each file in the box, click execute, then enter the next one click execute after each one.
All gone on reboot!
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17 Apr 2015   #5
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Take ownership didn't work.
MBAM file assassin didn't work.
Unlocker didn't work.
Finally deleted these with MoveOnBoot: Downloads - MoveOnBoot
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27 Sep 2015   #6
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

If anyone comes across this post looking for an answer I highly recommend Sysinternals' PendMoves and MoveFile
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