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Windows 7: problem with deleting files

12 Apr 2010   #1

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problem with deleting files

Hi
I have a strange problem, when I delet files form my desktop and my documents, after restarting computer they are still there. I tried to delete them in safe mode and if I restart computer in safe mode again, I can not see the file again. but when I restart normally the files are still there.

any help appreciated.
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12 Apr 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Are you sure you are deleting the files and not only the shortcuts to the files?
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12 Apr 2010   #3

Windows Home Premium (64)
 
 

Can you give us the details of one or two of the files? And a screenshot of the file Properties?

Perhaps they are being recreated after you delete them? (Hence, not when in Safe Mode.)
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12 Apr 2010   #4

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Yes , I am sure. They are normal files that I saved them on the desktop or in my documents, like .PDF excel and .exe
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13 Apr 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

From the Forum many suggestions on a fix.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...lete-argh.html

Like to read? Here are more

http://winhlp.com/node/39
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13 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

Run the command found 1/2-way down this post --> Unwanted Files on Desktop

Attach text file to next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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13 Apr 2010   #7

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Hi I tried to delet them in by cmd.exe but they return after restarting.


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13 Apr 2010   #8

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13 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi amir1 and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Have a look at this thread on a similar topic to see if it helps you. undeletable file
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13 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Try closing all open programs and then deleting the files / folders again. If this doesn't work, restart your computer and try to delete the folder again. It could be that the folder isn't deleting because another program is using a file in that folder.

Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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