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Windows 7: Need help deleting file that doesn't exist.

12 Jun 2010   #1
forsy

Win 7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600
 
 
Need help deleting file that doesn't exist.

Hello everybody, I'm new here and this will be my first post. Sorry for not so great introduction but I'm posting this in late night and am kinda sleepy.

Anyways onto the problem, as title says I have a file that I can't delete because it doesn't exist. Story is that I had a folder with some videos and pictures in it and I wanted to delete it but it was somehow interrupted and now it's as it is just "file", also I want to mention file is named "man " without quotes but it has <space> in its name, I tried to delete it via "Command Prompt" but it didn't work, I also tried by creating shortcut and deleting them but I'm only able to delete shortcut created and not file itself.

I'm using Win 7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.

Well that's pretty much of my problem also I'm uploading screen of me trying to delete it in hope someone could figure a way to delete it.

Thanks in advance.

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12 Jun 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by forsy View Post
Hello everybody, I'm new here and this will be my first post. Sorry for not so great introduction but I'm posting this in late night and am kinda sleepy.

Anyways onto the problem, as title says I have a file that I can't delete because it doesn't exist. Story is that I had a folder with some videos and pictures in it and I wanted to delete it but it was somehow interrupted and now it's as it is just "file", also I want to mention file is named "man " without quotes but it has <space> in its name, I tried to delete it via "Command Prompt" but it didn't work, I also tried by creating shortcut and deleting them but I'm only able to delete shortcut created and not file itself.

I'm using Win 7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.

Well that's pretty much of my problem also I'm uploading screen of me trying to delete it in hope someone could figure a way to delete it.

Thanks in advance.

Attachment 78288
Does right clicking on man file and delete it work?
Do a search for "man" in startup and see what pops up!
IMO I would start there.
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12 Jun 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome

Try the easy way first, boot your computer and then refresh the screen. Did not work, not surprised?

Try this

Folder won't Delete - ARGH
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12 Jun 2010   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome

Try the easy way first, boot your computer and then refresh the screen. Did not work, not surprised?

Try this

Folder won't Delete - ARGH
Rich,
I couldn't remember where that was. You must remember I am Irish and memory is going fast!
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12 Jun 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I knew where it was because it was in my favvorites. I have used this 3 or 4 times already, always works. Now, you have it too.
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12 Jun 2010   #6
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I knew where it was because it was in my favvorites. I have used this 3 or 4 times already, always works. Now, you have it too.

Now why didn't I think of that.....Saving helpful stuff in favorites??
Yuuuuuuuuuuuuddddaaaaaaaahhhh man!
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13 Jun 2010   #7
forsy

Win 7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by forsy View Post
Hello everybody, I'm new here and this will be my first post. Sorry for not so great introduction but I'm posting this in late night and am kinda sleepy.

Anyways onto the problem, as title says I have a file that I can't delete because it doesn't exist. Story is that I had a folder with some videos and pictures in it and I wanted to delete it but it was somehow interrupted and now it's as it is just "file", also I want to mention file is named "man " without quotes but it has <space> in its name, I tried to delete it via "Command Prompt" but it didn't work, I also tried by creating shortcut and deleting them but I'm only able to delete shortcut created and not file itself.

I'm using Win 7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.

Well that's pretty much of my problem also I'm uploading screen of me trying to delete it in hope someone could figure a way to delete it.

Thanks in advance.

Attachment 78288
Does right clicking on man file and delete it work?
Do a search for "man" in startup and see what pops up!
IMO I would start there.
I tried that long ago but with no luck it gives same error as in screenshot, also searched for it in startup and all it shows is few folders other things.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome

Try the easy way first, boot your computer and then refresh the screen. Did not work, not surprised?

Try this

Folder won't Delete - ARGH
I tried that too before but it just doesn't work. About the link to other topic I did try that Command Prompt in it and that also was unable to find file, well I saw someone linking some "Eraser" program and I downloaded it and if it will work I'll edit this to notify you all, thanks for help.

EDIT: No luck with Eraser either, all it says is "File not found."
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13 Jun 2010   #8
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi i have had this pr0blem before i just put more files in and deleted that way
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13 Jun 2010   #9
forsy

Win 7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
hi i have had this pr0blem before i just put more files in and deleted that way
Hi, I can't add more files in it because folder probably got damaged while being deleted and now it is no longer folder but just file that has around 45MB, can't rename it, can't move it or anything else.
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13 Jun 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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