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Windows 7: Undeletable file problem

15 Dec 2009   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

In addition to the above when you use the del command enclose the filename in quotes and include the space IE del "filename .ext"

If this does not work do the same but for the space character hold dwn the ALT key and type 255 on the numeric keypad as this is a hidden character that sometimes is used in filenames.

After you have removed the file do a full deepscan with antimalware software as this type of undeletable file is sometimes a sign of infection


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15 Dec 2009   #12
symbianas

Windows 7 x86 or x64?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Symbianas,

If you have the 32-bit Windows 7 installed, then using Unlocker on it may allow you to be able to delete it afterwards.
I have Windows 7 x64.
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15 Dec 2009   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by symbianas View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Symbianas,

If you have the 32-bit Windows 7 installed, then using Unlocker on it may allow you to be able to delete it afterwards.
I have Windows 7 x64.
You might see if the 64-bit version of LockHunter may work on it then.
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15 Dec 2009   #14
madtownidiot

 

I've had this happen too. It's caused by a new feature in windows 7 creates a what's called a fakepath to any user account files, which I believe is to eliminate the possibility of creating an infinite loop between files displayed on the start menu and files displayed in explorer.
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15 Dec 2009   #15
symbianas

Windows 7 x86 or x64?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Thx, DelinvFile tool has helped!

Thx all for helping
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08 Jan 2010   #16
jkbowman

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

DelinvFile worked for me, too.
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