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Windows 7: File not found, cannot be deleted

12 Mar 2010   #1

Win 7
File not found, cannot be deleted

How can I fix this and delete them, there are four.

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12 Mar 2010   #2

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I found several solutions, try each, one may work.

Cannot Delete File - Windows 7 Cannot Verify Location

But since they have 0 bytes, possibly just a boot will be necessary.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2010   #3


chkdsk.exe /f from an elevated command prompt with remove that file all others like it from the index on the next restart
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