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Windows 7: How to get rid of this undeletable file?

27 Jul 2015   #1
dragon252525

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How to get rid of this undeletable file?

I was downloading torrents when one of the torrent I wanted didn't seems to download properly. Instead of a torrent file, it was just a file. I check my download history and it appears as a "window icon next to a hard drive" rather than a torrent file. So I go about trying to delete it but it doesn't work. I have check similar posts in the forum about this issue. I have tried: refresh, restarting the computer, check the file location (it does appear there and I can't get rid of it there too), try deleting using the command prompt, try renaming it and moving it but nothing seems to work.

I did, however, found one that that sort of works. I created a new folder and name it the same as the file. Then when I try to delete the file, it would disappear but then the newly created folder seems to take the place of the old file. So then, I make another new folder, name it the same as the first folder and then delete them both which works but when I refresh, the original file would just pop back up.

Any help, preferably in very simple terms as my computer skills and knowledge is non-existent, would be appreciate.

Thanks.

Issue fixed, thanks given to UsernameIssues's post in "Undeletable 0 Byte File"


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27 Jul 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello dragon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if the free FileASSASSIN or Unlocker may be able to delete it.
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27 Jul 2015   #3
dragon252525

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, I have tried FileASSASSIN but it didn't work. Found a solution in a different thread though which is nice. Loving this site.
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27 Jul 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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27 Jul 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What was the solution?
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27 Jul 2015   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I think the OP used the info in this post:

Undeletable 0 Byte File

Also see post #7 here for other alternatives:

Cannot delete o byte file that "doesn't exist"

Or Force Delete:

File - Delete from Command Prompt

Force Delete from elevated command prompt.

DEL /F /S /Q /A "Full path to file"
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27 Jul 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you Callender
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