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Q: File recovery/deletion

I have PC Inspector program on my system for file recovery after they have been deleted. Can anybody tell if the deleted files that show up after a scan of the system with this software can be totally removed so that they don't show up on the next scan.
vette

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Preferred Solution: File recovery/deletion

I recommend downloading and running DRP. It's a recovery tool that has been proven to recover files that most other programs have no luck with. I've even recovered files from freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/v51TwD. (This link will automatically start a download of DRP that you can save to your computer.)

A: File recovery/deletion

they might still show up as thats the function of the software. You could try shutting down the program first the try a deletion .

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I have tried to Delete my Recovery Partition on my Acer Netbook but it doesn't work. I have the boot files on the C: Drive. My Recovery Partition has nothing on it.
I have used the cmd
select volume 1
active volume 1
delete volume 1
and than cmd freezes up on me and all i can do is close the program or check for online solution
than after i try
select volume 1
active volume 1
delete partition
i get an error:
"Cannot delete a protected partition without the force protected parameter set."

I have also tried to go in the Disk Management section and delete the Recovery Partition but when I select it, I can only click on settings.

Help!
How can I make the Recovery Partition become usable?

A:Recovery Partition Deletion

Why not do it in Disk Management, without all the lines of code,

You also made the partition active.

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I recently used Eraser, a free overwriter, to eradicate personal documents on a drive I intend to sell. The problem is I also deleted a writing folder with manuscripts I would've liked to have kept. I did the 35-pass overwrite. Is there a way to recover the files I want after this, or am I simply going to be forced to eat the loss? I've tried using file recovery hardware and so far none of them can find what I want.

If it helps, I've also done a system restore--a complete rewrite--in the month prior to deleting these files via Eraser. A few of the documents existed prior to the rewrite. Since Eraser only targets specific areas where the files you choose are located, could it also be possible to recover a few of them from the older versions, as well? Outdated manuscripts yes, but a partial loss is nowhere near as bad as a complete loss.

A:Perm deletion/recovery

35 passes??
i believe they're toast

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Hi everyone,

I want to donate my old laptop but there are several documents that have been deleted in the past but can easily be recoverd.

When I run 'restore deleted files' (from TuneUp Utilities) to recover those documents and delete them thoroughly the recovered documents stay on the HDD.

Does anyone knows a software program that can delete files from the HDD after recovery?
Thank you for any help offerd

A:data recovery + deletion

Before using Acer Recovery, clean the HD Drive with this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I have no computer smarts what so ever so bear with me, and sorry if this is in the wrong place.



So a couple weeks ago I got home from work and wanted to play some games. I noticed i was hitting ping from 5 - 360 in seconds so i thought i'd run ccleaner and some anti virus software. nothing was working so at first I thought i had some type of virus but i just started deleting things in control panel that i didn't recognize. So this problem was going on for several weeks and the lag had significantly gotten worse so i decided to reformat. I go into my computer and im right clicking on my c drive and my d drive and i don't see anything that said reformat but i noticed a format under the recovery d drive. Now remember i'm computer retarded... and no i didn't take time to look up on google what the format would do...So you can probably guess that when i formated my recovery drive it deleted absolutely everything. Now when i try to reformat it says i have no recovery drive or something along those lines. Is their anything i could possibly do ? or do i have to call hp and get a new recovery disc sent to me.

Sorry about the whole ping thing i know it has nothing to do with it but it just leads up to the whole deletion part
 

A:Deletion of Recovery drive

"I have no computer smarts what so ever so bear with me...
and
"Now remember i'm computer retarded..."

So why in the World did you do this yourself?? The recovery partition is not absolutely needed, but it did contain some useful utilities you could have used like a "full System Restore" that would have returned your system to it's factory setup, programs and all. You will need to get an XP or Vista install disc and install the operating system from that disc. Or contact HP and have them send you a restore disc for your model computer
 

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Hi,

I have recently come across a # of articles/tips related to improving the computer's speed and a good number of these include disabling the Automatic creation of Restore Points.

Personally, I have come across a few occasions where the automatically created restore points have been of great help. However i understand that these eat up a good amount of hard disk space. Right?

Where are these restore points actually stored? Without disabling this feature (System Restore), is there a way/tool using which I can delete Restore Points created in the past and just keep the selected one's?

Will appreciate your reply.

Thanks.
 

A:Recovery Points - Selective deletion?

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Ok this is slightly long so sorry!

Basically my computer has been running xp and linux live cd's for over a year with no trouble.

Then when I came back to university after the holidays it started playing up. It would randomly decide to reset and make programs not respond (usually windows media player or itunes but occasionally internet explorer if flash was running usually) and I got the odd screen of death.

I was assuming this was page faults so decided to format my computer partition it and place linux, xp and vista on different partitions. After several failed attempts from linux live cds I managed to get a copy of Ubuntu working. The other linux cds claimed there was a hardware error which caused them to refuse to loads graphics, though I think it was because all the other CD's were burnt at high speeds and my CD drive had been playing up too. (I think I've fixed that though)

So I managed to partition my computer so all existing files are in a large 100gig partition then I had 2x 50 gig partitions and a 30 gig partition. I then try to install vista on a 50 gig partition and being the tit I am I somehow managed to wipe all the other partitions.

Basically I have left the 100 gig partition with my files in alone and trying to use file recoverys to get the files back before I think about getting linux installed or setting up vista.

However every file recovery program I use will find barely anything on a quick scan but like to conveniantly crash on the proper... Read more

A:Vista/Xp trouble and deletion recovery

Hi reado!

Welcome to TSF

You can try to use the Recuva. The download link is under my signature

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Hi,

I have recently come across a # of articles/tips related to improving the computer's speed and a good number of these include disabling the Automatic creation of Restore Points.

Personally, I have come across a few occasions where the automatically created restore points have been of great help. However i understand that these eat up a good amount of hard disk space. Right?

Where are these restore points actually stored? Without disabling this feature (System Restore), is there a way/tool using which I can delete Restore Points created in the past and just keep the selected one's?

Will appreciate your reply.

Thanks.

A:Recovery Points - Selective Deletion?

Hi and welcome to TSF

Yes there is a possible way to do this, please follow these instructions:

Windows XP Professional using the NTFS File System on a Workgroup or Standalone Computer

In Windows Explorer click [Tools] [Folder Options]
Click the [View] tab, click [Show Hidden Files and Folders]
Clear [Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)] check box.
Click [Yes] on the change confirmation box and click [OK] to exit.
Right-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder.
Click [Properties] and select the [Security] tab. Click [Add]
Enter the name of the user you are allowing access to the folder.
Click [OK], and then click [OK].
Double-click the System Volume Information folder to open.

Then go through the first folder you see by double clicking it. Then you will get into The folders and then you should be many blue folders and only one normal black colored folder. You may delete each restore point as you want.

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Hello everyone, it's me again!

I need some assistance, after a mate of my e-mailed me as has deleted some files by mistake, and was wondering how to get them back (If possible?) I do wish people would stop pestering me, due to my slightly better than average knowledge of PCs! Here's his e-mail:






Quote:
Hi matey! I have accidentally deleted the public-shared videos folder from my WD MyBookLive 2TB drive (What a muppet, eh?!) I haven't written to the drive since so the data should be intact. I don't have the equipment I need to interrogate the drive, to remove any data, either (Hint, hint!)


Is there anything that can be done? Or will it have to go off to a data recovery specialist? (I have warned him that this might be the case......)

Will an attempted recovery help? Or could it destroy the data even more? How could he go about it? But a caddy etc?

Many, many thanks in advance

A:Best (free!) recovery software to use after deletion of files

Recuva is the one I see mentioned most often; get it for no charge here:

Piriform - Download CCleaner - Millions of users worldwide!

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i have recently installed windows 8.1 and i just realized that i have a folder of system recovery files which was o windows 7. i have tried to delete them through disk clean up but no luck.

i have tried to delete them but it tells me that i need adminstrator permission which i am the adminstrator.

they use a lot of space on my pc about 30gb.

please help to remove them

thanks

A:system recovery files folder deletion

Maybe take Ownership ?

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

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On my Lenovo J115 desktop I have 30 total backup files. Does anyone know if I can do a mass deletion so I can start backups fresh
 

A:Lenovo Rescue and Recovery backups deletion

I would think you should be able to
 

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On my Lenovo J115 desktop I have 30 total backup files. Does anyone know if I can do a mass deletion so I can start backups fresh. I think the maximum is 34 and I do know what would happen if I try a 35th backup.
 

A:Solved: Lenovo Rescue and Recovery backups deletion

opened at poster request
 

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I have roughly 1,000 files on a directory. I have a text file with about 150 names of files in that directory. I want to delete all of the 150 files that are listed in the text file.
Example:

Text file contains

File199
File203
File308
and so on

The directory has File1 all the way to File1000.

I don't want to manually go through 1,000 files to see if they are in the text file to delete them. I'm sure there is a really easy way to do this, maybe a program that can do it, or a simple command in ms dos?

Thanks.
 

A:File deletion based on text file

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Hey,
       So, some time back, I was having trouble deleting some iso.'s. The machine kept telling me that the iso was open in the system. I forget who, but one forum member suggested I use FileAssassin. It worked. I now have some more to delete and when I use FileAssassin it tells me that it has closed the process. So far, so good. But when I then try to delete the item in 'Downloads', it tells me the process is still open!
        Instead of suggesting another app, I would really like someone to explain what exactly is happening. What is it that is causing this? And how do I remedy the situation?
        As usual, I would appreciate any info you would like to share. Thanks.
 
 
                                                                                                 P.S. I am running Windows 8.1 Update. 

A:File deletion

Hi,
My workaround for files that don't want to go away is safe mode. Usually eliminates all of the extra stuff and I can get the job done without pulling out the last few hairs [on my chin]
Keep us posted

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I notice in my Windows Folder I have several "KB......Log" messages. Can I safely delete these messages? The $NTUninstall type messages I was told could be deleted as long as I had no need to uninstall any recent updates. Thanks for any help on this

MB

A:File(s)deletion

Hello,

Those files are associated with windows updates. They can be deleted, but it will make uninstalling a windows update hotfix very difficult in the future.

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Hi all,

I have got a Client PC - WOrkgroup
Running Mcafee Antivirus 8.7i + Mcafee Antispyware

The PC is a small tablet PC that connects to our network using a 3G card + Cisco VPN Client

Its found that on the Tablet PC the following files get deleted very often

C:\program files\Cisco VPN Client\vpnclient.inf

The 3g wireless profile that is used to connect to the ISP also gets deleted automatically.

We need to manually replace these files all the time on the Tablet PC's.

There are 25 such tablet PC's and randomly giving the same problem.

I'm trying to run the stinger tool from Mcafee but i dont think the tool will detect some malware / trojan.

Someone kindly assist.

Regards,
Thads
 

A:File Deletion

closed duplicate and we won't help with this one
see reasons here
http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/1016868-file-deletion.html
 

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Hi All

I am an old dog, computers are futuristic so to some I may seem dumb but please bear with me....
I have a laptop, and a file named 1.tmp has appeared (how or why I do not know) in my c/windows/system32 folder that throws up an error message window saying it cannot find the program to run the tmp file, and that appears on my screen every time I log on.

So; I thought I could simply go into the sys32 folder and delete the 1.tmp file by putting it in the trash can, as it obviously does not belong there....BUT it will not let me, if I try I get an error message telling me I do not have access or the disc is full even when I use the administrator level......so now I am completely at a loss and I do not understand.
I appreciate the sys32 is a windows folder but surely if some programme put the tmp folder in there then surely I should be able to delete it........

Can anybody show me a step by step way of deleteing it or do I have to forever get this error window every time I log on????
 

A:tmp file deletion?????

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I'm trying to delete a file but vista wont let me. Its a .exe application file. A box comes up saying "you need to confirm this operation" so i click continue and continue again as admin and then it just says "you need permission to perform this operation" and 2 buttons:try again or cancel. Try again does nothing so i can't delete the file.

A:File Deletion

Hi, this will give you a right click option to take control then you can delete the file.

Administrator rights

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how do you create a group policy that will disable a users' right to delete files?
 

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Hi all,

Am new to this and am in need of help. I recently came across a file on my hard drive that was downloaded via p2p. The problem is that i have tried to delete this file using the normal methods and also going in via the c:\ prompt but i still can not remove it from my hard drive.

Any suggestions pls help.

A:File deletion

Try This

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I have been lurking at bleepingcomputer for years, and the excellent info here has helped me solve a number of issues on my computers in the past. But this is the first time that I have not been able to find a solution here without actually asking a question, so here goes:

I have an install of XP Home Service Pack 3 running on a Dell D630 laptop, with the latest avast! Internet Security. Most everything works as it should, with no speed problems, suspicious network activity or difficulty running programs. However, recently I lost the ability to move or delete files in all folders on the hard drive. I can move and delete in Safe Mode, but have no control in normal mode. In normal mode I can open, create or modify files without a problem using a variety of programs, just not move or delete. The error I get is the 'Access Is Denied, Check to See if Hard Drive is Full Or Write Protected, and File Is Not In Use' message.

Also Microsoft update and Firefox update do not work, but avast and Malwarebytes do.

My logon has administrator status, and I have confirmed that I have ownership of the files, either as a user or administrator. I have tried reestablishing ownership through safe mode just to be sure. Suspecting my user profile to be corrupt, I have created a fresh one with the same results. I have run all the scans from avast, Malwarebytes, and MS Safety Scanner with no threats found.

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A:XP sp3 Will Not Allow File Deletion

I should try one more scan to be sure;================================== Eset Scanner ==================================Run Eset online scanner;Note: You will need to use Internet explorer for this scan - Vista and win 7 right click on IE shortcut and run as adminGo to the Eset web page to run an online scanner from ESET.Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scanclick on the ESET Online Scanner buttonTick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use.Click StartWhen asked, allow the ActiveX control to installClick StartMake sure that the option Remove found threats is unticked and the Scan Archives option is ticked.Click on Advanced Settings, ensure the optionsScan for potentially unwanted applications, Scan for potentially unsafe applications, and Enable Anti-Stealth Technology are ticked.Click ScanWait for the scan to finishClick on copy to clipboard or copy and paste the results here in this topicDo you have had (in the past) an infection?What you can do, is take Ownership about the files.More info on Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&Product=winxp

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Hi all,

I have got a Client PC - WOrkgroup
Running Mcafee Antivirus 8.7i + Mcafee Antispyware

The PC is a small tablet PC that connects to our network using a 3G card + Cisco VPN Client

Its found that on the Tablet PC the following files get deleted very often

C:\program files\Cisco VPN Client\vpnclient.inf

The 3g wireless profile that is used to connect to the ISP also gets deleted automatically.

We need to manually replace these files all the time on the Tablet PC's.

There are 25 such tablet PC's and randomly giving the same problem.

I'm trying to run the stinger tool from Mcafee but i dont think the tool will detect some malware / trojan.

Someone kindly assist.

Regards,
Thads
 

A:File Deletion

Macfee is a tatal bloatware these days. Your pc might be infected. Use some online scanners such as trend micro housecall or use kaspersky virus removal tool. If nothing is detected and still you face the same problem then please post in the malware removal forum. One of the experts would help you out.
 

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I deleted an empty folder from My Documents and everytime I restart the folder comes back. I have tried a Shift+Del to get rid of it permanently but it doesn't work. Anybody have any ideas.
 

A:File Reappears after deletion

Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

Now try deleting the folder.

Regards Howard
 

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Okay, I download a file and its on my desktop now. But the download was cancelled. Now even after removing the file from the download folder, it still says "Cannot Delete File: It is being used..." blah blah. How do I get rid of the pesky thing?
 

A:File deletion error

Delete it in Safe Mode.
 

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Hey all.

I'm trying to cull a folder full of pictures. When I select maybe 11 or 12 pictures and delete them, they delete okay but then a green progress meter starts running across the location bar and I have to wait for it to finish before I can do anything else. It's taking forever.

I read some articles online that said disabling Remote Differential Compression will speed up copying and deleting of files in Vista. So I found the setting and unticked the box. A dialog opened with a progress meter and a message that said "This may take several minutes." So I waited and waited, about 15 minutes and nothing happened. There was no progress on the meter either. Every so often I would see activity on the processor light like it was doing something but not sure what. So has anyone ever done this and know how long it takes, and will it actually speed things up?

Thanks

A:Need help speed up file deletion

Originally Posted by WaltR


Hey all.

I'm trying to cull a folder full of pictures. When I select maybe 11 or 12 pictures and delete them, they delete okay but then a green progress meter starts running across the location bar and I have to wait for it to finish before I can do anything else. It's taking forever.

I read some articles online that said disabling Remote Differential Compression will speed up copying and deleting of files in Vista. So I found the setting and unticked the box. A dialog opened with a progress meter and a message that said "This may take several minutes." So I waited and waited, about 15 minutes and nothing happened. There was no progress on the meter either. Every so often I would see activity on the processor light like it was doing something but not sure what. So has anyone ever done this and know how long it takes, and will it actually speed things up?

Thanks



If we knew your system specs we could help.
I suspect that the problem is too little RAM.

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Hi guys,

My customer is trying to delete a game mod file that
he named "bad week no. 2" from a directory in program files. everytime we try to delete it we get a "disk is full" error... Its like the PC is trying to delete from a CD-ROM. The file has no postfix name (I.E. ".ini"), it just shows up as a "file" designation. It also will not open in notepad.

He has XP home and we have been able to delete other files in the directory. We also tried DOS method (with explorer.exe terminated) with no luck. The PC has not been updated from SP1 and has not been used at all on the internet so there are no virus issues.

Im wondering if the name has created some sort of a file-locking behaivior or if the RAID striping hardware is failing.

Thanks a lot guys.

Jeff Del Vecchio
http://predatorgamingpc.com
 

A:Bad file deletion problem

The Recovery Console would be the best bet, but these may help. Be sure to run a chkdsk to be sure the file is not damaged or misrepresented in the volume bitmap.

MoveOnBoot:

http://www.webattack.com/get/moveonboot.shtml

Dr.Delete:

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/rem...sware~mode=flat

Inuse.exe:

http://download.microsoft.com/downl...EN-US/inuse.exe

Movefile (in the same folder as the program "pendmoves" that reveals processes to be completed on reboot, like the installation of Windows Updates):

http://www.sysinternals.com/files/pendmoves.zip

BusyDelete:

http://www.csc.calpoly.edu/~bfriesen/software/files/bdel32.zip

And the "Remove on reboot" shell extension:

http://www.bjb-inc.com/removeonreboot/setup.exe
 

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Using Windows XP Pro, fully patched, on 2.8GHZ PIV, 512 Ram 120GB HDD

I have several questions.

1. Frequently I go to the 'Local Settings/Temp' folder in my user folder to delete the files there, as I have found that Disk Cleanup doesn't seem to know about that folder, and doesn't clean it up.
Q: Is there any way to add that location to Disk Cleanup's list of areas to clean out?

2. Many times when I go to the folder mentioned above, I want to highlight all of the files in the folder, and mass delete them. Naturally there are always a few which are "in use" and so the delete routine fails as soon as it reaches one of the "in use" files, and one has to then try and work around those.
Q: Is there a way to select a mass of files for deletion, and to have it simply ignore files in use, but continue and delete all of the rest of the files selected that are NOT in use?

Alternatively, is there a utility (preferrably freeware) which is available which will allow the selection of a group of files for deletion, and delete all possible files in the group, ignoring those which are "in use"?

3. Finally, is there an available utility, either in the OS, or other, which will allow one to select a file which is marked "in use" (as per above), and then target or identify the program or process which is "using" that file?

Thanks for your help

BFN
 

A:File Deletion Questions

A vbs script should handle all the utility jobs you described. There are numerous sites that have sample VBS scripts where all you would need to do is look for the path that is provided and change it to what you want. Most likely you'll find exactly what you want if it is a common request.
 

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Using Windows XP Pro, fully patched, on 2.8GHZ PIV, 512 Ram 120GB HDD

I have several questions.

1. Frequently I go to the 'Local Settings/Temp' folder in my user folder to delete the files there, as I have found that Disk Cleanup doesn't seem to know about that folder, and doesn't clean it up.
Q: Is there any way to add that location to Disk Cleanup's list of areas to clean out?

2. Many times when I go to the folder mentioned above, I want to highlight all of the files in the folder, and mass delete them. Naturally there are always a few which are "in use" and so the delete routine fails as soon as it reaches one of the "in use" files, and one has to then try and work around those.
Q: Is there a way to select a mass of files for deletion, and to have it simply ignore files in use, but continue and delete all of the rest of the files selected that are NOT in use?

Alternatively, is there a utility (preferrably freeware) which is available which will allow the selection of a group of files for deletion, and delete all possible files in the group, ignoring those which are "in use"?

3. Finally, is there an available utility, either in the OS, or other, which will allow one to select a file which is marked "in use" (as per above), and then target or identify the program or process which is "using" that file?

Thanks for your help

BFN
 

A:File Deletion Questions

A vbs script should handle all the utility jobs you described. There are numerous sites that have sample VBS scripts where all you would need to do is look for the path that is provided and change it to what you want. Most likely you'll find exactly what you want if it is a common request.
 

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Somehow I unknowingly downloaded a media file that has an .asf file extension.
I am at my wits end - the file will not open nor can I delete it. A window opens when I try to delete it and it hangs for hours. In desperation I tried moving it to the recycle bin and after many hours it appeared there. Now I have the same issue - it refuses to delete and since it is in the recycle bin I have been unable to access it with Process Explorer or Unlocker. I am so far unsuccessful in moving it from the recycle bin to the desktop so it will be accessible.

Can anyone suggest a fix?

TIA

Frank

A:Need assistance with .asf file deletion

Set up "Take Ownership" from this Tutorial.
Take Ownership Shortcut

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Hello !
What programs do you use for secure file deletion?
There seems to be a recent problem with Eraser when installed on a new computer.
Even the old builds do not seem to be working.
I know that you can securely delete with CCleaner but you have to wipe the entire drives free space.
I see only a few other programs around to delete individual files.
Any suggestions?

A:Secure file deletion

What has happened is that my favorite program, Eraser, seems to not function on newly purchased computers running Windows 7.  Even older versions of Eraser do not seem to be working.  Is it a change in Eraser or is it a change in Windows?

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Another one for you guys. . .

how about a secure file deletion ap (DoD 7 pass etc) that can be run from the right click contextual menus? Vista Home Premium x64.

Thanks again!

Russell

A:secure file deletion

A free proggy like this one (32 & 64) can do the job: http://www.heidi.ie/node/6

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I have a folde with a couple of files in it which I wish to delete, however I am told that I "need permission to perform this action". What should I do (I am the administrator)
 

A:File Deletion Problem

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Using XP sp2, trying to clear out some useless files on an external drive, no matter how many files I deleted it didn't make much change in space recovered then I checked the size of Windows Live One backup file, 50 gig,(wow) that's 60% of the total drive space, while trying to delete it, I get the message
"cannot delete DO_NOT_DELETE.mediaID: access denied"

Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that file is not
currently in use.

While researching this on this forum I noticed a thread about the same problem, the advice given was" right click the file, choose "security" tab, then make sure about ownership, the problem is that, there is no security tab, at that point I'm stuck. I'd really like to get my 50 gig back, can anybody help?
 

A:file deletion denied!

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I just ran hijackthis for the first time, and my log file was kinda big!
Therefor, I wonder if you "pros" can help me with which file that can be deleted, and which that need to be saved! Thanks

Here is the log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 23:58:24, on 25.06.2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
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A:HijackThis Log File - Help with deletion please

bump!!!!!

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Hello,

When I plug my WD Passport into my laptop and try to delete a folder I get an error saying I need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder.

I click continue but then I get "you require permission from administrator to make changes to this folder" and the only option is to try again or cancel.

I am an administrator and it doesn't matter which owner it is. Everyone has full control but I cannot delete this folder.

Any ideas?

Thanks

A:File Permissions Will Not Allow Deletion

Try downloading the "TakeOwnership" registry key and once its installed use the right click take ownership menu on the folder see if that works

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I've had the same frustration with Thunderbird for years. When I'm reading a message and forget that I haven't hit "reply" and highlight some words to erase.... it erases the whole file.
I submitted a bugzilla several years ago and the expert said it was a trivial problem since no one is that dumb to make that mistake. The fact that no one else has submitted it makes me think it is something in Options I have set wrong. Can someone help?

Walt

A:Accidental File Deletion

I can't see that problem having anything to do with TB's settings - why would it?
A setting like that just wouldn't make any sense.

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Whenever I try to move a file to the recycle bin of any size it locks up my computer and takes about 20 seconds to move it successfully. Then again when I empty the recycle bin again another 20 second wait. It treats an empty file like it was a 20 GB monster file.

Another symptom is that it takes a while to rename files. For instance if I renamed a file I would type in the new name and hit enter, then it would lock everything up for about....yup, 20 seconds.

I've ran into this problem before and it was solved really simply with a minor solution I was able to do myself. This also has nothing to do with a full recycle bin or other minor things, I am computer savvy and I keep my system in excellent condition.

A:File Deletion Problem

See instructions under #2 for Vista to regenerate the Recycle Bin via cmd/DOS prompt -

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2394521

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi,

When i delete a file, whether its on the desktop or in my documents, pictures, music or anywhere else; they do not dissapear until i restart windows explorer or refresh the desktop. This is the same when i restore items from the recycle bin. They only troubleshooting method i have uses is a system restore. Please help me.

Thankyou,

Charlie Smith

A:File Deletion, Wierd

A bit wierd, my harddrive made a funny noise and my computer restarted just out of the vlue. Now the problem is solved. Hope my hard drive isnt breaking!!


Thanks anyway

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How do I clean all files that I deleted? My teenage friends were on the computer and added games from the I-net. Also they went to sites I do not want on this computer. It is a loaner from my boss. I do not want to return it to him with stuff like that on it. I know that the files remain. How do I erase them? I do want to format the HD.
Jim2

A:Total File Deletion

"I do want to format the HD"*************************Although I think that is a bit extreme...Think about it before you do it...

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I am looking for the correct DOS syntax to achieve the following:

In folder "C:\ABC":

1) Delete ALLA folders, including their content.
2) Delete any files that are in the root of "C:\ABC"

I have tried a combination of RMDIR and DEL but I am not managing to delete folders.
I can't find any examples of syntax online.

Any idea how to achieve this?

A:Help with DOS syntax for file deletion

Technically its not DOS, its a command shell. Have a look at this, Del Try del /? for a list of options.

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Does anyone know if, when you delete files and use secure delete, is there any possiable way to retrive them back.
 

A:Secure File Deletion

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I noticed something yesterday. In my music file there were files deleted completely and others were reorganized and mixed up. I didn't do it and no one else uses this computer. Immediately went on red alert and done scans with 3 different security programs and nothing but cookies. other files not effected. Is it a windows 7 thing or was I hacked?

A:File Deletion and Rearange

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bpburns7871


I noticed something yesterday. In my music file there were files deleted completely and others were reorganized and mixed up. I didn't do it and no one else uses this computer. Immediately went on red alert and done scans with 3 different security programs and nothing but cookies. other files not effected. Is it a windows 7 thing or was I hacked?



Are you on wifi or wired?

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I have only user account in Win7 (which is an Admin account, named "Admin") now when I go to one of my backup drives (in this case "D:\") and attempt to delete certain directories it gives me

"Folder Access Denied - You Require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to this folder"

it should be noted that im trying to delete a previous Win7 installation on a drive which isn't my main drive. (nuking the directories one by one, as i have other backed up data on the drive i dont want to interfere with)

I attempted to alter the permission for TrustedInstaller, allowing full access, but i continue to get the error.

Suggestions please?

A:Permissions For File Deletion?

Have you tried 'Taking Ownership' first?

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I am trying to delete some files on a usb flash drive but keep getting an error. It says can't delete file: can't read from source file or disk. How can I delete them? Can I use a registry program to remove just those files and if I can how do I get it to work just for the flash drive? I really don't want to format the flash drive if possible.
 

A:Solved: File deletion problem

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I have been looking for a utility that will delete obsolete files from my hard drive. There are so many of these utilities out there and so I was wondering what you people think is the best utility to do the job. (Don't bother mentioning software that isn't free).
 

A:Best Obsolete File Deletion Utility.

Obsolete files...like what files? Game files? Windows files?
I'd love to help but I don't know anything about obsolete file deletions.
Great, you got me interested :dead:
 

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Is is safe to remove files from:
"Document and Settings/HP Administrator/Local Settings/Temp"

Also I get an error relationg to tha SPA.exe file when updating Norton. Norton people don' have a clue about my issue (surprise) so I found three spa.exe files in the above temp file.

Also, I posted this problem before and some thought it was a malware but I ran three spybot type progmams plus my Norton IS and no problems were found. Problem is a large black dos command type box is popping up all the time, about avery 30 to 1 min or so.

Also, when I try to go to some web sites I get a low memory error but usually goes a way in a minute or so. Never had that before and I check memory and can't find the problem.

Wish I knew more.

Bruce
 

A:Solved: Temporary File deletion

This is sort of a duplicate of this one

Leave the temp files alone until your HJT log has been reviewed. SPA.exe "may" give some clues.
The low memory error is almost always a sign of malware infection.

I recommend you mark this thread as solved (thread tools top) and carry on any other questions in the other thread.
 

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