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Windows 7: can't delete files

15 Nov 2010   #1
YamiRemus

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
can't delete files

I found that there was already a thread about it,but Unlocker doesn't seem to work as it did then.
So here it goes. When I download files with firefox it makes a temporary file in the place I download the file and then it deletes itself when the download its complete. But suddenly I'm left with 2 of these temporary files (which they have the exact name with the original file,no temp or dat or anything in the end) and when I try to delete,move,rename them, windows say that they don't exist. I tried TuneUpShredder too,but did nothing. Same thing happened with MoveOnBoot.It accepted them,but it did error saying that the files don't exist.
Now,if these files where in a folder I wouldn't mind so much,especially as they say their size is 0,but they are in the desktop,so I would mind if my desktop starts filling up with those kind of files and can't do anything about it.
Anyone help?
I hope I gave enough info.


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15 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
Two ways come to mind, if this does not work, post and Ill get the big guns
Folder - Delete from Command Prompt
File - Delete from Command Prompt
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15 Nov 2010   #3
YamiRemus

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I'm sure that it will work, IF I can change my whole windows. Sorry that I didn't mentioned it, they are Greek Windows 7, and the whole thing is in Greek and for some reason,I cant write greek in the prompt. While I can write perfectly english XD
And here I was wondering,what will happen if for once I don't get English Windows...
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15 Nov 2010   #4
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Tried System restore?
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15 Nov 2010   #5
alfred01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome
Two ways come to mind, if this does not work, post and Ill get the big guns
Folder - Delete from Command Prompt
File - Delete from Command Prompt

Could have sworn you were one of the " big guns " Richard.
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15 Nov 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Dont know if I am big gun or not; but I was referring to a technique to remove the files that removed a lot more.
But thanks for compliment.
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15 Nov 2010   #7
alfred01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Dont know if I am big gun or not; but I was referring to a technique to remove the files that removed a lot more.
But thanks for compliment.
Just calls 'em as I sees 'em. :)
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16 Nov 2010   #8
YamiRemus

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Problem solved,with the DelivFile program. Thanks for the help people
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