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Windows 7: Windows Fails to Delete a File, Can't Even Identify It

21 Aug 2016   #1
JaxDrumm

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Windows Fails to Delete a File, Can't Even Identify It

Hey, everyone. Recently, I've gotten into music production with FL Studio, and I just exported a song. For some reason, the exported file can't be run by any program, and my computer is really slow. I'm 90% sure it's this file that's slowing my computer.

My CPU load is constantly at 100%, with half going to explorer.exe and the other half to dllhost. When I try to delete the file, it says "Preparing to recycle", then where it should show the location of the file, it just says "from", with nothing following it. I'll link a picture for a better idea.

Hitting cancel doesn't close the window, it just says "Canceling..." Properties doesn't open on the file, either. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!



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21 Aug 2016   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Try stopping it via task manager, it should also show its description, then delete it via program files.

Roy
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22 Aug 2016   #3
pwpwpw

win7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

maybe the files are corrupted, first run a chkdsk on your system drive and if you still can't delete it, try unlocker, I used it many years ago for files that were corrupted (weird filenames and unreadable). Here's a post about it

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...1-f5ee4bcccc74
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22 Aug 2016   #4
JaxDrumm

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks, I'll give that a shot.
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04 Sep 2016   #5
JaxDrumm

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Many thanks.
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