Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can't delete a jpg file

20 Dec 2011   #1
emccomb1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Can't delete a jpg file

I can't delete a jpg file from our computer. The issue is that we can't even click on the file w/o it freezing the computer. I noticed the problem because I tried to run a defrag and virus check but both get stuck on this same file. I can't right click on it or even drag a box over it w/o the computer freezing. Any suggestions? Thank you.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Dec 2011   #2
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by emccomb1 View Post
I can't delete a jpg file from our computer. The issue is that we can't even click on the file w/o it freezing the computer. I noticed the problem because I tried to run a defrag and virus check but both get stuck on this same file. I can't right click on it or even drag a box over it w/o the computer freezing. Any suggestions? Thank you.
Maybe try booting to "safe mode" (using F8 at boot to choose it) and then use Explorer while in "safe mode" to delete it... and hope it can be deleted that way.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2011   #3
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

There is one program I know of called FileKiller that might be able to delete it for you. I cannot make any promises, but I hope it will do the job if using safe mode does not work.

FileKiller | Free Security & Utilities software downloads at SourceForge.net
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


20 Dec 2011   #4
mrwearysinner

Windows 7 Ultumate x64
 
 

whats the name of the file? it depends on that..viruses can appear to be other files
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2011   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you have malewarebytes installed ,try using file assasin
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Emccomb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, you might see if you may be able to use step 4 in the tutorial below to delete the jpg file from a command prompt at boot. I would also recommend to scan your system with MalwareBytes free to help make sure that your system is malware free.

File - Delete from Command Prompt

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2011   #7
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Try to delete it with Unlocker.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can't delete a jpg file




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Unable to delete a file,can't delete it can't shred it,
I looked at my firewall events earlier and i saw a file had been trying to connect to the internet but had been blocked by my firewall. Whenever i install a program i am unsure of i block the exe file from connecting to the internet until i'm happy its a safe program. The file is...
General Discussion
Help file wont delete win 7 says there is no file
I have a download that got interrupted and now have a file with extension .file that cant be deleted. Cleaning software wont catch it, restarting not working either. Havent tried a restore yet
General Discussion
Can't delete file due to invalid file name
Hey all! I have a .png file on my secondary hard drive, which I cannot seem to delete. When I try to delete or rename it, it tells me: "The selected file name is invalid or too long". I came across the programs Delinvfile and Unlocker, but they did not seem to work for me. Appreciate any...
General Discussion
I cant delete my file.
Hi, Im facing a problem here. I cannot delete my file and it stuck in "Preparing to recycle". It keep calculationg. Another thing is when i try to delete the file, my CPU usage increase from 10% to 50%. Here are the screenshots.. Before i delete my file....
Performance & Maintenance
cannot delete file
I can not delete file. it is a wav file i rendered and then i found out was probley too big (1.5 hours). so anyway, all i want to do is delete it the file itself became inaccessible in windows explorer and i cant delete it. trying to open the folder it is in just times out (the progress bar in...
General Discussion
Can't Delete File
First off I am new to this so I am sorry if this is posted in the wrong section. OK so i have a file on my desktop that contains videos that i wanted to delete to free up some space and it will not let me delete them. I have Windows 7 and when i right click then click delete it says "You need...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App