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Windows 7: How can i delete the files?

18 Oct 2010   #11
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

You may try using the command prompt. If it helps you to know examples, this is how I deleted some "undeletable" files today.

First, you must identify the actual folder in the directory tree where the files are. This is not the libraries folder - since libraries are just links, not physical folders.

Second, run the command prompt as administrator and navigate to the said folder.

Here you can try two different things. If there is nothing else of value in this folder (or you don't care to keep the other stuff, or you simply move the stuff you want to keep elsewhere) then you can delete the whole folder by going one level up in the directory tree and then typing

rd /s foldername

where foldername is the name of the folder to be deleted.

This is what I used today after I failed to remove certain files by all other means including safe mode, hidden admin account and what not.

You may also try to delete the files within the folder in question by typing

del /f /s filename

This should work as well, although that's not what I did earlier today.

Now, after noth commands the system will ask you for confirmation, so type y and hit enter.

This should solve your problem, at least in my experience it works.


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18 Oct 2010   #12
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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See if it will let you right click and send to recycle bin. Leave them in the recycle for awhile, just to make sure it's safe to delete them.
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19 Oct 2010   #13
mitchell65

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

Excellent advice from unifex but in this case as I understand it, the folders in question have no name and cannot be located so the path to them is unknown!
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22 Oct 2010   #14
Cr7NeTwOrK

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

i couldn't get those files deleted so i had to format and start all over again.

thanks for all the suggestions above
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23 Oct 2010   #15
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr7NeTwOrK View Post
i couldn't get those files deleted so i had to format and start all over again.

thanks for all the suggestions above
backup your files first if you want to do format, and make sure your files in the right place then do format.
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27 Oct 2010   #16
Cr7NeTwOrK

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr7NeTwOrK View Post
i couldn't get those files deleted so i had to format and start all over again.

thanks for all the suggestions above
backup your files first if you want to do format, and make sure your files in the right place then do format.
hehe i already did the format and i know how to do that.

but thanks as well
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27 Oct 2010   #17
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr7NeTwOrK View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr7NeTwOrK View Post
i couldn't get those files deleted so i had to format and start all over again.

thanks for all the suggestions above
backup your files first if you want to do format, and make sure your files in the right place then do format.
hehe i already did the format and i know how to do that.

but thanks as well
thanks for the update.
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