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Windows 7: I can't remove files from my OLD XP

18 Jul 2011   #1
XenX

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64/Ubuntu 11
 
 
I can't remove files from my OLD XP

I can't remove old personal files present in my old XP.
I don't need them anymore and I can't delete them in any ways I can find.
I tried using FileShredders and ETC, Removing it using CMD forcefully, .. and the file is not in use.
It would be nice if someone would help me.
Thanks in Advance!



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18 Jul 2011   #2
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

What file type are you trying to kill?
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18 Jul 2011   #3
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hmmm,

That's strange. I recommend you use Microsoft Security Essentials and try running a Full Scan to check for any malware.

An alternative solution is to just use an Ubuntu Live CD, boot up from it and delete the files needed.
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18 Jul 2011   #4
XenX

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64/Ubuntu 11
 
 

Nice to see fast replies.
Well, it doesn't matter what file i'm trying to delete. I have multiple files that have the same conflict. Its just files from my OLD xp pc's harddrive which i now still use. And zers no malwares, i've scanned it wiz MSE, and the files are just renamed for privacy purposes (removefile(2)) . So, any other idea that requires less time and effort, that would be very much appreciated..

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18 Jul 2011   #5
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Are you using some kind of custom theme for your XP computer?
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18 Jul 2011   #6
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

You would not give up your privacy by telling us what file types are they.
google unlocker lol.
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18 Jul 2011   #7
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

XenX, please tell us exactly what is the original file type? Is it a media video file, or an exe?
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18 Jul 2011   #8
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XenX View Post
I can't remove old personal files present in my old XP.
I don't need them anymore and I can't delete them in any ways I can find.
I tried using FileShredders and ETC, Removing it using CMD forcefully, .. and the file is not in use.
It would be nice if someone would help me.
Thanks in Advance!
Try this: LockHunter is a free 64/32 bit tool to delete files blocked by any processes
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18 Jul 2011   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Boot your Windows 7 DVD & the files in Recovery Console.

How to Copy, Patse, & Delete files in Recovery Console:
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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18 Jul 2011   #10
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XenX View Post
I can't remove old personal files present in my old XP.
I don't need them anymore and I can't delete them in any ways I can find.
I tried using FileShredders and ETC, Removing it using CMD forcefully, .. and the file is not in use.
It would be nice if someone would help me.
Thanks in Advance!
If this is a file from some app you were running in XP, and not a system file, I used to do a search, find the file and try deleting it. This worked more times than not. Could it be connected to a hidden file?
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