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Windows 7: 0 Byte file "Does Not Exist Cannot Be Deleted" How can I delete it???

21 Mar 2013   #1
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
0 Byte file "Does Not Exist Cannot Be Deleted" How can I delete it???

I have some files on my harddrive that say they do not exist when i try to delete them. There are 4 files all of which are0 bytes and say they "do not exist" when I try to delete them. I have tried "AVG Shredder" and "Deletedr" but these files just will not delete... I have also tried using command prompt and manually deleting them... Here is a picture of me trying to delete 2 of the problem files: PICTURE#1

Please note the files are not locked or have any security issues associated with them. These files are just bugged and refuse to delete so please reply thank you.


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21 Mar 2013   #2
nilank

 

Did you restart your system after you encountered these "non-existing" files? Windows explorer sometimes shows files that once existed but don't currently exist. I've seen many such instances. Usually, restarting solves the problem for me. Maybe it's a bug?
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21 Mar 2013   #3
indianacarnie

Windows 10x64 Build 1709
 
 

Have you tried this? After you've rebooted of course, as suggested by nilank. Just click on the link for a tutorial.

Undeletable File - Delete
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21 Mar 2013   #4
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Have you tried this? After you've rebooted of course, as suggested by nilank. Just click on the link for a tutorial.

Undeletable File - Delete
Omg that actually worked I cannot believe it! Why can't Microsoft be this simple with answers... Anyways thank you!!!
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21 Mar 2013   #5
nilank

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Have you tried this? After you've rebooted of course, as suggested by nilank. Just click on the link for a tutorial.

Undeletable File - Delete
That tutorial's pretty good. That helped me too, so thanks. :)
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22 Mar 2013   #6
indianacarnie

Windows 10x64 Build 1709
 
 

You're quite welcome, glad to help. Happy computing
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 0 Byte file "Does Not Exist Cannot Be Deleted" How can I delete it???




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