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Windows 7: Undeletable File - Delete

23 Aug 2014   #10
Manner

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Thank you

That's a great solution for me...


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06 Nov 2014   #11
VRod007

Windows 7 Pro (64)
 
 

Solution worked! But, besides an English file, I had one in Russian and another in Arabic. All 3 files showed the extension name "eastobuy" in explorer window but no (dot)extension. All were downloaded from Youtube using clipconverter.cc website. I created a second temp folder Download 2 and moved all files except undeletable files. Then instead of naming each file to delete inside the Download folder I entered del *.* and BAM... GONE! Thanks for the solution!
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04 May 2015   #12
raaga

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

thanks man g8 ,,, keep going
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07 May 2015   #13
tweakradje

win7
 
 

This look like the solution for me. It is a very undocumented registry entry. I use this for 6 months now and I haven't had the problem anymore.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellTaskScheduler]
"MaxWorkerThreadsPerScheduler"=dword:000000ff

I found that the same value is also queried in HKCU first.

It might be to high, the default value looks to be 5.

Cheers
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30 Dec 2015   #14
apb

win 7 pro x64
 
 

I have had the undeletable file problem when I end up with a file name that is reserved by windows. In my case, it has been "NUL".

The solution I found to this problem, from Del - Delete Files | Windows CMD | SS64.com is this:

Quote:
Files are sometimes created with the very long filenames or reserved names: CON, AUX, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, PRN, NUL
To delete these use the syntax:
Code:
DEL \\.\C:\somedir\LPT1
Alternatively SUBST a drive letter to the folder containing the file.
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18 Jan 2016   #15
zibiza

WINDOWS 8.1 64-BIT
 
 

Thank you, Not So Gray Matter! I have Windows 8.1 and the command prompt instructions that you posted, along with the brilliant graphic instructions worked very well. I have never had this problem (folder on desktop would not delete) and I have almost never had to search so long for a solution that applied to my issue. I joined the Seven Forums especially to thank you!
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11 Mar 2017   #16
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I've been using the utility Unlocker for years. It works in Windows mode.
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