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Windows 7: some ".pdf" files won't DELETE.

16 Aug 2010   #1
imfaizzi

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
some ".pdf" files won't DELETE.

Hi

I know what I'm asking doesn't qualify for Crashing or debugging but I couldn't find a perfect catergory for it. If mods think it should be removed from this section and be put to some other section then I'll be more than glad.

The problem is, there are a few pdf (I downloaded) which I'm unable to delete (either Shift+del or del to recycle bin). Whenever I try the deletion, the dialog box appears and keep on calculating time required, file size and other attributes, even for a 300kb pdf file.


I had tried the safe mode deletion i.e. getting into safe mode and trying the deletion from there, and despite that, I had also tried command prompt deletion but none of these methods provided me with sufficient results.

I've Avast antivirus Professional 5 installed on my system and it detected nothing malicious when I ran a virus check on that particular directory where those files reside.

Please tell me how can I rectify this problem? What steps must I be taking to resolve this problem.

thank you.


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16 Aug 2010   #2
ttran

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Have you try this?
Take Ownership Shortcut
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16 Aug 2010   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Try this program from Malwarebytes.

FileASSASSIN: Malwarebytes

Jim
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16 Aug 2010   #4
imfaizzi

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ttran View Post
Have you try this?
Take Ownership Shortcut
It didn't work as I hoped for.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Try this program from Malwarebytes.

FileASSASSIN: Malwarebytes

Jim
Sorry dude, an epic fail.
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16 Aug 2010   #5
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

It was done like this with XP. Worked some of the time.

Open task manager.

Open command prompt (cmd).

In task manager/processes close explorer.exe.

Navigate with cmd to the offending file. Use del to get rid of it.

Go to task manager/application/new task. Type explorer.exe & away you go.

That's from memory. Hasn't happened in a very long time to me & with my new system I got rid of all xp tips.
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17 Aug 2010   #6
imfaizzi

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
It was done like this with XP. Worked some of the time.

Open task manager.

Open command prompt (cmd).

In task manager/processes close explorer.exe.

Navigate with cmd to the offending file. Use del to get rid of it.

Go to task manager/application/new task. Type explorer.exe & away you go.

That's from memory. Hasn't happened in a very long time to me & with my new system I got rid of all xp tips.
Got an error in the command prompt. Take a look at the enclosed screenshot
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17 Aug 2010   #7
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I loved this program. Hopefully it will help you.
http://ccollomb.********/unlocker/
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17 Aug 2010   #8
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Looks like maybe you got the 0 / O mixed up in the file name. Maybe..............
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17 Aug 2010   #9
ttran

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Can you please run these 2 checks:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
as well as
Disk Check
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