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Windows 7: Cant Remove file

07 Jul 2010   #11
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Delete it in safe mode, then reboot. BTW, is there anything that shows up in Programs and features, that you should uninstall before deleting.


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08 Jul 2010   #12
shanefromoz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Nothing in programs.
I will try safe mode and let you know how i go.

Cheers
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08 Jul 2010   #13
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Open a command prompt with elevated privileges by right clicking cmd.exe and selecting "Run as Administrator."

At the prompt, type
Code:
cipher /w drive:\folder
substituting the drive letter and folder path for "drive" and "folder."

For example: To delete LargeVideoFile.exe in the C:\Video folder
Code:
cipher /w C:\Video\LargeVideoFile.exe
This operation overwrites the selected files with 1s, 0s and random characters. -WS
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08 Jul 2010   #14
shanefromoz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Tried that also with no luck.
I might email Mircosoft and see what they have to say.

Cheers
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08 Jul 2010   #15
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi shanefromoz
Just a thought while you are waiting for a reply from MS. You don't say in this thread what the file is named, I presume it is an exe file? How about renaming it and then trying to delete, you could try changing the file extension if renaming doesn't work! Worth a try.
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09 Jul 2010   #16
shanefromoz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Used unlocker from here http://ccollomb.********/unlocker/ and it worked.
It has not returned (for now).
Thanks for everyones help anyway.

Cheers
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09 Jul 2010   #17
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

That is great!
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09 Jul 2010   #18
shanefromoz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Opps no it has come back again.
Hmm now im confused as to why it keeps coming back even after beeing deleted.
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09 Jul 2010   #19
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Try my post #15 it worked for me once!
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