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Windows 7: wont let me delete a file : (


23 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
wont let me delete a file : (

there is a .flv file on my desktop that i can't delete it...

i downloaded a zip file contains that .flv ... so i unzip it ....and the .flv was in a folder....and which i can delete that folder along with the .flv .... but i also made a copy of the .flv file onto my desktop ......and i could not delete that .flv : (

once i click on "delete"
it shows "Preparing to Recycle" from Discovering items
Time remaining: Calculating
Items remaining : Calculating
speed: Calculating

Hold shift + delet
Preparing to delete ....... the rest are the same as above


1: everytime i rename the file , = Windows Explorer is not responding ....
2: click on the .flv properties .... nothing happened....
3: run the .flv ....nothing happened...
4: try to replace with another file with a same name = doesn't work.
5: try to delete the file with del command ....= no luck : (
6: boot from safe mode ....still won't let me delete it
7: it won't let me move the .flv to other folders as well ....

please help me out

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23 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sky01110227 View Post
there is a .flv file on my desktop that i can't delete it...

i downloaded a zip file contains that .flv ... so i unzip it ....and the .flv was in a folder....and which i can delete that folder along with the .flv .... but i also made a copy of the .flv file onto my desktop ......and i could not delete that .flv : (

once i click on "delete"
it shows "Preparing to Recycle" from Discovering items
Time remaining: Calculating
Items remaining : Calculating
speed: Calculating

Hold shift + delet
Preparing to delete ....... the rest are the same as above


1: everytime i rename the file , = Windows Explorer is not responding ....
2: click on the .flv properties .... nothing happened....
3: run the .flv ....nothing happened...
4: try to replace with another file with a same name = doesn't work.
5: try to delete the file with del command ....= no luck : (
6: boot from safe mode ....still won't let me delete it
7: it won't let me move the .flv to other folders as well ....

please help me out
Hi, Welcome to SF,

You could try using Unlocker
Its a great tool to delete or unlock files.

Hope this helps,
Captain
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23 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Hi jack ...

tried with unlocker ....no luck : ( ..

im pretty sure that .flv is not using by other program : )

are there any other ways ?
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23 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Use the Unlocker and find what process it's using
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23 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Any chance of this being malicious?
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23 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Jack

there is no process is using the .flv file....
: (

redsoxm16 ..

i don't think it is a malicious file ....else Microsoft Security Essentials would of picked it up
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

OK Lets try this.
Right Click > Properties > Change the Default program to something else then try to delete

Hope this helps,
Captain
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23 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
OK Lets try this.
Right Click > Properties > Change the Default program to something else then try to delete

Hope this helps,
Captain
when i right click on it .flv file > Properties ... nothing happened ....no properties window pop up
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23 Jan 2010   #9

 
 

use malwarebytes unlock and delete function i use it to get rid of files that wont delete and programs it will remove the file from the system.

this will work trust me.

hope this helps you.

-Andrew
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23 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I had a problem this week with a J-peg file that would not delete. Every time I would go to delete it, it would say the file did not exist. When i tried to look at properties, it would open up but would say 0bytes and have no info about it. Rebooting didnt help, nothing helped. So I opened the folder the file was in with 7zip and right clicked the file and renamed the extension to a .txt file. I was then able to delete it.
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