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Windows 7: File permissions, can't delete file with 0 bytes size

04 Dec 2015   #1
Homer Simpson

Windows 7 64 bit
File permissions, can't delete file with 0 bytes size

I downloaded a file, didn't download correctly, size = 0 bytes.

Reports owner unknown. I can't change ownership, remove file properties, any of that stuff. Can't rename or delete. I'm logged in as administrator but it keeps asking for administrator permission.


Another question about file ownerships - I tried to do a backup once, during an OS re-install, many files came back garbled, with file names switched around, many picture files had a file size but would not open, even if I changed the extensions, etc.

It seems easier to just copy files to an external, then copy back, than doing the windows backup. Is this what other's have found?

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04 Dec 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

Open up an elevated command prompt and browse to the folder where the file is and write "del *." and press enter.

The command should delete files without an extension.

And I guess the backup is what you feel like is easier, I had a laptop that needed some fixing and I would have been very happy if the costumer would have done a backup, the costumer had done a Windows Easy Transfer but it had only covered like 1/3 of what should have been saved.
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