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Undeletable file in CD write folder

Q: Undeletable file in CD write folder

I've got a corrupted file in my CD write folder that I have tried to delete every way I can think of...without success. So every time I log on to the computer a message pops up that says I have files that are ready to be written to a CD. The file and the folder it is contained in are also part of every CD write job I set up since they always in the CD write folder.

Does anyone know how to purge corrupted file from the CD write folder? Not a major problem, but after several months, it is driving me nuts.


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This has been the case in other instanceS also, (not exactly the same). I have NERO installed for its CD and video capabilities. But it has also installed something called Nero Scout. I would like to delete it and its files and folders but it won't let me. At least I can't delete them. Can somebody tell me how to do this?

I've tried to right click to check the "Properties" and "Permissions". But for Nero Scout itself, (it doesn't have a regular folder icon associated with it; it is some other icon; it looks like a magnifying glass looking at something blue and white; I don't know it's too small) when I right click I only get "Collapse, Open, Explore, Options". For the other folders the only difference is they don't have "Options". The files only have "Open" when I right click them.

In other cases when I find a folder or files I can't delete, I right click on it to check its "Properties" and "Permissions" and sometimes it's "Read Only". So I try to change it. It looks like its going to let me change it. After I uncheck "Read Only" another dialogue box comes up, (I don't remember what it says). But it's seemingly no problem, I answer it and click OK and then Apply and OK and it seems to accept it. But when I right click on that same object again it's still 'Read Only". Can somebody please tell me what I need to do?

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You may have to un-install all of Nero to do this. The link below should be able to help you with this.

download this little tool and it will remove all traces ,including Registry
Of any 3 third party CD software (as in ...(Incd)


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Hi all,

I need to execute the Windows command:

metaflac --dont-use-padding --remove --block-type="PADDING" Filename.flac

For every file in a folder, including every file in the subfolders! (Two levels of subfolders.) The file name extension is as mentioned above .flac.

I understand a batch file is the best way to accomplish this, but what should it contain?

Many thanks!

A:How do I write a batch file for all files in a folder?

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I am using OutputTo to write a file to our network and I would like to know how to error check that the computer is attached to the network and that the specified folder is available. I use the command below
'File will be named with drive+path+rm#+revised+rev date.snp
pstCriteria = "[rm#] = Me![rm#]"
stDocName = "rpt R1"
'stPath = "e:\" 'use for testing when not connected to network
stPath = "s:\rm specifications\R1 changes and additions\" 'network drive and folder where R-1s are stored
'Construct the date because format of [rev date] can include / which is not allowed in file name
stDateStamp = " revised " & Month(Me![sfrm R-1]![rev date]) & "-" & Day(Me![sfrm R-1]![rev date]) & "-" & Year(Me![sfrm R-1]![rev date]) 'append revision date to saved file
stFileName = stPath & Me![RM#] & stDateStamp & ".snp"
DoCmd.OutputTo acReport, stDocName, acFormatSNP, stFileName
Exit Sub
The error messages referred to in the next paragraph are shown on the file attachments.

This works fine when stPath specifies an available path but if the path is not available then I get an error message which I can clear but which brings up another error message. Clearing that error message sends me back to error message 2 and the only way I know to get out of this is to close the program fr... Read more

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Hi all.

Recently I did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate (not an upgrade). It's a hard drive that had already had Win 7 Ultimate on it, but I had run into some snafus, so I just re-installed fresh.

As you probably already know, Windows 7 detects previous Windows installations and puts it into a folder called "Windows.old". After my new installation was done, this Windows.old folder was pretty big, around 25 gigabytes.

From some searching I did, I found out about using Disk Cleanup, and you put a checkmark in the box for Previous Windows installations, and then let the program run its course.

It worked.....basically.....sort of.

The Windows.old folder is still there, and now it's only 1.94 kb in size; much smaller that the previous 25GB!!!

But if I try to delete it, I get a pop-up message on-screen that says:

"Could not find this item.
This is no longer located in C:\. Verify the item's location and try again."

There are two buttons to click: "Try Again" and "Cancel".

If I click "Try Again", it just keeps popping back up.

Isn't this a strange message to be getting, though? How is it that it says "could not find this item"?!?! Sure it can! I just clicked on it and tried to delete it, and yes, sure enough, it is in "C"!!

I tried deleting it in Safe Mode, but I still get that same popup message I described above.

If I navigate my way through this Windows.old folder, what's eventually... Read more

A:Undeletable Folder

Use disk clean up and check include system files.

Windows.old Folder - Delete

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I didn't really have a clue which forum to post this in - so feel free to move it if necessary!

Win7 Home Premium
Folder "D:\new vms"
has a number of subfolders - one of which is "Win 8", which is apparently empty.
Somehow I have managed to lose control of that subfolder - and can do absolutely nothing with it any more. All other subfolders are 'normal'

I've tried
Windows explorer - cannot rename or delete. Properties cannot display security data
Admin CMD - cannot rename, delete, RD, ICACLS, TAKEOWN or anything else - says 'file not found'
Repair Env CMD - as for Windows CMD

(forgot to add)
CHKDSK /r and CHKDSK /F scans show no problems

Anyone have any idea how to get rid of it? It seems to be blocking backups!

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Hello Noel,

You might give Unlocker a try on it to see if it may be able to delete it.

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Help! I put a folder on my desktop from a harddrive that had some weird access issues (formatting fixed it), but the folder on the desktop still has the problem that it did when it was on the original drive. Basically, the folder can't be deleted, and it's contents can't be opened. Its properties say that it's empty but it's not. I'm under administrator and have tried deleting it through dos promp and safe mode but nothing works. please help me! THANKS

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Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and I've got a huge issue. I've got a folder with files in it that I deleted years ago. It does not show up in Windows Explorer, it does not show up in the command prompt when I search the directory, it does not let me delete or rename it. For some reason the contents of the phantom folder only show up when I search for the file extension type that they match. What the heck is that?? I've done error-checking on my C:\ drive and I've used a free registry cleaner and STILL they show up with the *.jpg search! When I reboot and run the registry doctor program the errors show up again. Is it a virus or some sort of malware?

What can I do!? Any help is extremely appreciated!

A:Please Help! Undeletable folder!

Hi LazarusIV.

Try running MalwareBytes to check for any viruses.

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I am going to give you a tough one, guys, nobody has been able to help me and it's driving me nuts!

I made a folder (right click/new folder) on my desktop and used it to keep some files I received organized. When I was done with the job, I erased everything and when I went to delete the folder, it tells me: Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk.

I have tried deleting it on boot (?) but those programs only delete files not folders.

Any ideas?

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Hello guys i have an undeletable folder on my Desktop . I just cant delete it i tried some programs but they say that the folder doesn't have any problem. What to do . It is stuck on my screen i hate it :P . If you can help me Thank you Very Very much . I forgot to post the pic : Look it and try to help me please . It is stuck there I hate IT
I tryed Unlocker but it didn't work, because it doesn't work on Windows 7 I think
I don't want to reinstall my PC or something just give me a easy solution for the problem If you CAN . Just

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Try to delete it with Unlocker

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I have an HCL desktop with Pentium dual core 2.66 Ghz, 80 GB HDD, 768 MB RAM, Windows XP Professional SP3 OS & Guardian 2009 registered antivirus. Recently my system crashed due to virus (as the service engineer told to me) & the service engineer reinstalled the OS. Now it is working fine. But now I have noticed a folder in my E drive (where I keep my all the office work) & when I hover my mouse over it , it shows the details – 869b61fF76eb6ad03Fe13b730F641C, Size-0 bytes, Folder: i386. When I try to delete this folder, it throws up a message – ‘cannot delete i386: Access is denied make sure the disk is not full or write protected & that the file is not currently in use’. This folder was not there prior to system crash.

A:Undeletable folder in E drive

If you look in Disk Management you will see all of the partitions on your hard drive and the size of them. From what you have written, it looks like you have a partition labeled E, and you have 0 bytes on it, meaning that there is no data on it. You can either use this partition as it is, or there is software out there that you can use to delete it.

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I have a folder on my desktop that is an apparent link to a no longer accessible network drive. I cannot delete the folder, as windows XP says "cannot delete, network drive/folder is not accessible". I've tried safe mode, and still get the error. Any suggestions? Thanks.


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I have an undeletable folder on my computer. In fact, I can't even open it or view it's properties. When I right click it I just get the menu in the screen shot below. I have tried to delete the folder that the undeletable folder is in but I receive this message: 'The source filename(s) are longer than is supported by the file system.'.

I have tried to view the shortened file name in command prompt (elevated) using the 'dir /x' command, in order to rename the folder to something shorter. However it only displays the full folder name.

I have set it's parent folder to not 'read only' (including sub-folders and files), and in properties all the permissions seem to be in order (although I am no expert when it comes to this).

When viewing the properties of it's parent folder, it displays that there is 0 folders and 0 bytes inside.

The folder can also not be moved to another drive.

The folder was created by Valve's Steam client. It was supposed to be a back-up of my game library, but I think it either messed up, or I aborted—or a combination of the two; I honestly can't remember, as it was some time ago.

The undeletable folder itself is not really causing any harm, it is more of just an annoyance. However it has become almost like a murder mystery, and I am determined to get to the bottom of it. I would also like to know in case I run into the issue again in the future.

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Am renovating an old Dell Dimension 2400 for a friend. Works perfectly, but when I do a %temp%, it shows a folder by the name "Temporary Director 5 for attachments [1].zip". Size is 0 bytes, although it apparently contains a file by the name "Truly, THE GREATESTGENERATION...........", because I get an error message when I try to delete it saying, "Cannot delete (that file name): Cannot find the specified file."

First question is if it can't find the file, how come it knows the file's name? 2nd question: How do I get rid of this thing? I've tried Safe Mode, even down to a command prompt (I learned computers when the OS was DOS and still remember all the commands), but no go. Checked the registry for ANY entry starting with "Temporary" and there is none.

What is this thing?

A:Temporary folder undeletable

Can you delete the parent folder (assuming there's nothing else in there you want) with a rmdir /s /q [path] command?
If that doesn't do it, call up both a command window and Task Manager.
Kill the explorer.exe process with TM and then run the rmdir command.
If that gets it, start up explorer again with TM.

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C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents, looks like a harmless Documents folder, yet it is not accessible (trying to open I get a pop-up saying "access is Denied")

When I try to erase it I get the windows system folder blah blah blah cannot be deleted.

Then I try into the command prompt, exit explorer from the task manager and attempt a delete with the following command:
C:\rmdir c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents and get:
the system cannot find the path specified

I then tried a program called move on boot, that didn't work, also tried safe mode, that didn't work....I'm running out of things to try!!

Anyone got any more suggestions? Either to remove the folder or just gain access to it (I have a feeling perhaps if I manage to regain access to it I will be able to delete it)

I am using Win XP SP2



A:Solved: Undeletable Folder (already tried DOS and various software)

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I have a folder that is on my desktop that I want to delete. Unfortunetly, after I delete it, after a few minutes, it comes back. I've tried a number of reg edit programs but none help. Can anyone help me?

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Try deleting it in Safe Mode ....

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I get the error message that "cannot write to the reports file" when I change any settings in McAfee 4.5.1....what's the problem???

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Something has added a new user folder to my computer. It's named UpdatusUser. I ran Avast several times, including a boottime scan which found a virus that I deleted. I tried to delete this folder through the "User Accounts" in the control panel, but it won't go away. I noticed it being there for the first time just this morning. Any advice on removing this?

I also had several stop errors, forcing me to shut down my computer. I ran Super Anti Spyware and it found nothing.

Thanks for any help.

A:Mystery Folder In My User Accounts...Undeletable

Apparently, its some sort of new auto Update service for Nvidia drivers:Nvidia version 270+ drivers make a hidden UpdatusUser account on your system http://reclaimyourgame.com/threads/4630-Nvidia-version-270-drivers-make-a-hidden-UpdatusUser-account-on-your-system!How do I get NVIDIA Update?When you install a Release 270 or later GeForce/ION driver from www.nvidia.com, you will be presented with the option to install NVIDIA Update.http://www.nvidia.com/object/nvidia-update.htmlI've read that if you uninstall "Nvidia Update" in Control Panel>> Programs & Features it removes the updatususer acct.

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Hello Everyone,

There is a folder on my data key that was created at the same time as 18 others in February that will not delete!

The key is 1.8 GB in size; however, the folder in question is showing in the properties window as 135GB with 129 files? The folder is absolutely empty and it has never been populated.

I have tried changing the name to delete it with no joy!

When I try and delete the file windows 7 states that the file is too big (135 GB) to delete and has system files in it - it's empty?

When I click skip in the delete folder window, the file name (which shows in the delete window wrongly as oriental letters and numbers) changes every time delete is clicked?

For reference: I had to do a restore the other day after the Microsoft updates below were followed by the blue screen of death and a PC shut down - for the 1st time ever:


That said, the date of folder in question is 22/2/2010, 4.54pm. This will not change although I have modified the name tonight.

Can anyone please help me delete this and tell me what it is? This PC is three months old and it was purchased as I down loaded a virus to my laptop.

Hopefully, this is not another!


A:Undeletable 'empty' folder showing as 135GB!

What was the name of the folder? If you go into safe mode, does it still say empty?

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I transferred the 'program files' folder from my XP computer to my vista laptop's desktop. I moved all the files to their new homes and then went to delete the folder, but it says I don't have permission.

I have added special permission to my user account, but still can not delete. I have tried deleting from command prompt, while also disabling explorer in task manager. I have enabled the hidden administrator account and still couldn't remove the folder in question.

I have assigned ownership of the folder to my user account, but still no success. I have tried several move on boot type programs, with no success and tried various other things in command prompt.

A:Solved: Program Files folder undeletable

try this http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

good luck

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There is a folder which I can not rid myself of in the ...

C:\Documents and Settings\< USER NAME >\Local Settings\Temp

directory called ...


Could anyone please identify this for me and help me rid myself of this thing?

A:Persistent undeletable folder in temp directory

Hello and Welcome.

What happens when you try to delete it?

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed. I currently have as many open topics as I can effectively handle; this will have you back in queue with the proper logs so an available helper would be able to assist.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hi wonderfully busy yet incredibly helpful Bleeping Computer Specialist!I have some files & linked folders that appeared one day in May that I didn't purposely save to my computer. I'm unable to open these folders/files and my computer tells me the "files are open in another program" so I cannot delete them either - which to me screams Trojan Virus!I've done a full scan with Norton Anti-Virus 360 & Ad-Aware but they haven't recognized this problem, thus I have no name for what is happening.Norton's archives did say that I've been infected in the last month by:W32.Silly FDCVBS Run auto (reoccuring!)Backdoor.EggDropTrojan Wimad (since May! Possible link?)Here are the unwanted files in my USER Folder:NTuser.datNtuser.dat.LOG1ntuser.dat.LOG2NTUSER.DAT{3a539871-6a70-11db-887c-d362bd253390}.TM.blfNTUSER.DAT{3a539871-6a70-11db-887c-d362bd253390}.TM.CONTAINER00000000000000000000001.regtrans-msNTUSER.DAT{3a539871-6a70-11db-887c-d362bd253390}.TM.CONTAINER00000000000000000000002.regtrans-msntuser.iniUnwanted folders (they're actually links to folders- but I don't know their original location) in my USER Folder:Application DataCookiesLocal SettingsMy DocumentsNetHoodRecentSend ToStart MenuTemplatesCannot delete: Erin/AppData/LocalLow/Microsoft/CryptnetUrlCache (I'm able to open AppData folder, but it has some questionable content... not sure what I should attempt to delete)Thanks for your advice on how to start tackli... Read more

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Hi Gang,

My operating system is Window 2000.

Last Friday my laptop was infected with UnSpyPC, a Quicklink toolbar and 6 large icons.

Thanks to HiJackThis and Spyware removal programs etc I think I have gotten rid of the problematic crap. However now I seem to have ended up with a few corrupt Folders/Files.

Whenever I try to run a Norton Antivirus scan or any number of Spyware removal programs such as Spybot, Spysweeper, Ewido, Ad-Aware etc they all get stuck or crash on one particular general data Folder. Explorer.exe also crashes and generally freezes the whole system when trying to access or search this folder.

These are some of the things I have tried to remove this folder(most were done in safe mode):

1. Defragged the disk and run Disk Scan and repair.
2. Dos commands such as del *.* & RMDIR /S.
3. Deleting the parent folder
4. Copying the original backup of this folder to overwrite it
5. Renaming etc & moving
6. KillBox
7. Dr Delete
8. Delimvfile (also tried short names etc)
9. Have checked all system files using Win 2K Installation disk.
10. Checked no permissions are preventing access

And numerous other suggestions I found on this forum and elsewhere on the web. Nothing has worked!!!!

So basically I can't use any scans or searches etc as this rouge folder causes everything to crash when access is attempted.

I have avoided re-installing the system given my laptop is over 4 years old and I would have to install so many updates and software it would... Read more

A:Undeletable Folder/Files Crashes Explorer.exe & Virus/Spy Scans etc

Hi Gang,

Trying again hoping someone can help.

thanks - Gordon

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Is there a way to create an undeletable file to put on a jumpdrive?

I would like to create a text file with my personal information, so if I lose it, it could be returned. But if it is stolen, they could simply delete that file.


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I just downloaded a short video clip through a download program, intending to watch the clip and then simply delete the file. However, after downloading not only would the file not play using media player, but I could not delete the file from the "My Music" file. Right click gave only the options to "Play", "Add to media player playlist", or "Open With...." and the toolbar was likewise useless. The file can not be dragged to the recycle bin and system restore was ineffective to get rid of the file. How do I get rid of it?

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Welcome to TSG....

WinHex: Computer Forensics & Data Recovery Software, Hex Editor & Disk Editor


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I stopped a download part way through today and a .exe.part file was left on my desktop and I have not been successful at deleting it so far . . .

I tried this solution: Undeletable File - Delete

and it didn't work for me. Any help?

A:Undeletable File

Did you change the %USERPROFILE% to the actucal file path?

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i have (stupidly) downloaded a file that i cannot delete. it always says that the file is being used by another person or program , which it isnt. is there some way or program that force deletes files?

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im using xp pro. i beleive i have an undeletable file i placed on my desktop by accident that i really wish to delete. it came from an .iso from the game unreal tournament 2004. anywho the file is simply called setup.exe. when you try and delete it it says its being used by another program. the file appears to be dos based because when you click it it briefly brings up a dos window before a command line error. so the file appears to be useless. i booted into safemode using msconfig to have the minimum processes running and tried to delete it and it still says being used by another program. while in safe mode i tried to end even more processes while trying to delete it and was unsuccessful. its not spyware or a trojan. i will do anything to delete this file, even if it brings damage or needs me to delete whatever is using it. please help.

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Orignally in other software- hoping for a few more views here :0

my parents called me a few days agowith a minor niggle that concerned them. they were trying to do a MSE scan, and it was sticking at the same point each time- scanning one particular file. I gave up trying to explain and team viewered into their computer, to see what the problem was.

In short, there is an exe file (setup for an HP printer), the printer and related drivers etc. being deleted a while ago after I gave them a new printer (epson). I tried deleting the file, and got a deleting box that gave no details (time remainong 0 etc). I tried a command prompt delete- same thing. checked attributes in windows- no box pops up, and trying attrib in command prompt gave nothing either- as in no response whatsoever, just a hang.

As far as MSE goes, I have made the file an exeption, and the scan works fine. However I would like to delete the file- any ideas how to? the computer is a custom build i7 rig on Win 7 (it was a while back, cant remember all the build details, although it does have a gorgeous custom red paint job and LEDs) updated to latest - parents are paranoid and always install updates.

A:Undeletable file

Could be a corrupted file, a CHKDSK /F might fix it enough to let you delete it.

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hello there!

Today i noticed my system running slow at times so i checked the processes running and found this process i've never seen "d8h9yzvvpp.exe" , i tried google but came out no result so i checked up with hijackthis and found it in this location "C:\Users\(my username)\" i then tried to delete the file but a pop up say " You need permission to perform this action " i have tried changing the permission following the methods in google but it still wouldn't change say "Unable to change new owner , Accesse denied" , tried to use hijackthis to delete the file on reboot but the same pop up appear that i don't have permission

So i went through registry and search the name "d8h9yzvvpp" , it was found and i tried to delete but again , there is a pop up saying "Can not delete : Error while deleting key" it was found in several places like "HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\Legacy_xxxx\" , "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\Legacy_xxxx\" , etc., I've tried to use "Spybot search and destroy" but there's no result so far and still the file is here

I would like to ask any guru here if anyone knows a way to get rid of this thing please , im not sure how i got it as im just doing stuff normally in this past few days

thank you!

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A:Undeletable file

Download Process Explorer from here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653

When you run it, find the process in the list and then right click it and go to "Properties". From there, you can isolate where it originates from and its current location etc. So for example, in the screenshot, I right clicked WMI to get more info.

It may be a legitimate system file which has been renamed for some reason or other. I'd advise you not to try and delete it until you've established where it's come from and where it belongs.

You can always kill the process by clicking the Processes tab, then right click it and choose "End Process".

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I have a 4 meg file 'rn_tmpsb.ivr' (recorded from NASA) which absolutely refuses to delete. When I call it up on Real Player, I am informed 'a general error has occurred'. The file doesn't interfere with anything, it is simply a nuisance which refuses to go away.

Any suggestions?

A:undeletable file

Couple of fun schemes.....

First off, there is the favourite..... Fire it up in safe mode and see if you can delete it then.

If not, the method I use is to switch off "Hide extensions for known file types"....
Then, I fire up the old favourite, "Notepad".
Create a file, and - in your case, name it "rn_tmpsb.ivr"

Then overwrite the original with the notepad file you've just created.

After which, you should be able to delete it......

There we go!

Often works on files that have been corrupted and cannot be deleted.

This may not work, but then - it is a useful trick that I find handy!!!


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I was trying to download this game called gunbound. I dont know how this file got this way. But basically it's called Gunbound_GIS_WC_542.exe.

It shows an MS DOS Icon in properties.

I tried deleting it in ms dos, it says it couldn't find it.

And it says it's 0 bytes. So I don't know if I glitched windows xp or what. But I tried a minimal boot in safe mode, and it said it was still in use. So I'm really lost, suggestions?

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A file appeared on my Desktop called: CA0TAPVO. (note: there is no extension after the file). The file is listed as 0kb. Every time I tried to move it, rename it, or delete it an error message appeared with the following text: Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk.

First I attempted running my Symantec Antivirus and AdAware, doth of which failed to recognize any threats. Next, I tried the following all to no avail:

1. Defragmenting C: and clearing all of my temporary internet files.
2. Chkdsk /f
3. The following DOS commands:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>cd desktop

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop>dir /x /a
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 7C51-67B1

Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop

04/27/2006 08:13 AM <DIR> .
04/27/2006 08:13 AM <DIR> ..
02/13/2005 05:52 PM 731 AD-AWA~1.LNK Ad-aware 6.0.lnk
02/13/2005 05:52 PM 731 AD-WAT~1.LNK Ad-watch 3.0.lnk
03/18/2004 05:15 PM <DIR> Art
04/12/2006 07:30 PM 0 CA0TAP~1 CA0TAPVO.
04/27/2006 08:12 AM <DIR> COPYLO~1 CopyLock2
09/14/2005 12:00 AM <DIR> MISCEL~1 Miscellaneous
04/23/2006 07:31 PM 610,232 moveonb.exe
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A:Undeletable File

Welcome to BC! Download killbox here:KillBoxUnzip the folder to your desktop.Start Killbox.exeWhen it is open, enter the full path to the file in question into the field labeled "Full path of file to delete".Select the Delete on reboot option.Then press the button that looks like a red circle with a white X in it.Your computer will reboot and check to see if the file is gone.NOTE: it looks like the full path to the file is:C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\CA0TAPVO.Also make sure you have the name of the file correct. It would be very easy to get 0 (zero) and O (the letter O) mixed up.

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Ok- I downloaded and installed Quicktime but then could not run it, so I simply wanted to get rid of it. I was, through CCleaner and some freeware, able to remove bits and pieces. I even got it out of add\remove programs, but the Quicktime folder is still in my programs folder. I reinstalled Quicktime thinking that could do something upon uninstalling it, but all it did was install it in the remaining Quicktime folder, which I could not open nor uninstall. Again CCleaner and some freeware were able to sneak inside the Quicktime folder and delete bits and pieces, but the Quicktime folder remains. I can open it and inside it is a plug ins folder that I cannot open. I did the kill explorer and in the command prompt it said "syntax error." I uninstalled the freeware, my system is clean, no malware, no viruses, no spyware, nothing. So with my intermediate experience, nothing seems to work, as if this Quicktime folder is some permanent unlockable file. Any advice is welcome and thanks in advance.

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Hey all,

I recently re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, and after deleting the Windows.old file, I've found myself left with a small folder that will not be deleted by any means. The error message I get is:

"This is no longer located in C:\. Verify the item's location and try again."

I did some research and tried various methods: tried deleting the file from the command prompt, but that didn't work. Tried to delete it with Total Commander, but TC insisted that I remove the copy protection from the file and wouldn't proceed. Tried simply making a copy of the folder and merging the two. Nothing I've tried has worked. I'm dying to get rid of this thing. I know that these ghost files are a well documented issue with Windows 7, and I've seen many threads with similar issues. I'm hoping that if I give the details of my problem, someone will have a solution.

The file itself is called "Windows.old," but it's not the full, actual Windows.old. It's just a folder that contains a sequence of other folders inside that, when clicked, open in this order: Windows.old -> Windows.old -> Users -> Matt (that's me) -> AppData -> Roaming -> SecuROM -> UserData -> [AND HERE'S THE KICKER] - two "files" that can't be opened, denoted by a string of crazy cyrillic text. 3KB and 1KB in size.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Undeletable File

Hello Flyingsaucers, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using the free program Unlocker may be able to help allow it to be deleted.

Hope this helps,

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I am unable to  to delete this file which is in my temp folder
I tried using an undelete program but no luck

A:undeletable file

Actually you are getting this error because you can’t delete all log files. Log files are important files which can be present at different locations. It can be present in your document, uninstall settings of any application and so on. Here your file FXSAPIDebugLogFile.txt is a log file related to your Fax application which is must have app to use Fax machine, I guess. Although it is not safe to delete the log files but Since you are asking the procedure to delete the log file then follow the following process to do that:
Go to Control Panel
Click on Program
Click On “Turn Windows Features On and Off”.
Navigate to Print and Document Services
Now uncheck that option
Now click Ok to confirm
Restart the computer
After the Restart, you would be able to delete that file without any problem but still I will suggest you not to delete this file as it can hamper the working of your Printer and Fax.

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I have a game installation zip file that can't be right clicked . I want to delete it but when I right -click the HD just grinds and WinXP task manager says the program is not responding. I end up ending all running processes (zip) which crashes explorer. How can I dispose of this rascal? Thanks, m3guitar

A:Undeletable File

Get into Safe Mode and delete it that way. To get into Safe Mode, keep your finger pressed on F8 when pc is booting up.

If F8 not work try F7 or F6. Post back results.

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I was downloading torrents when one of the torrent I wanted didn't seems to download properly. Instead of a torrent file, it was just a file. I check my download history and it appears as a "window icon next to a hard drive" rather than a torrent file. So I go about trying to delete it but it doesn't work. I have check similar posts in the forum about this issue. I have tried: refresh, restarting the computer, check the file location (it does appear there and I can't get rid of it there too), try deleting using the command prompt, try renaming it and moving it but nothing seems to work.

I did, however, found one that that sort of works. I created a new folder and name it the same as the file. Then when I try to delete the file, it would disappear but then the newly created folder seems to take the place of the old file. So then, I make another new folder, name it the same as the first folder and then delete them both which works but when I refresh, the original file would just pop back up.

Any help, preferably in very simple terms as my computer skills and knowledge is non-existent, would be appreciate.


Issue fixed, thanks given to UsernameIssues's post in "Undeletable 0 Byte File"

A:How to get rid of this undeletable file?

Hello dragon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if the free FileASSASSIN or Unlocker may be able to delete it.

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i have a problem deleting a directory from my desktop.
a while ago i installed a program (wich was working fine) and afterwards i was installing another program. during this install my pc crashed and deleted both of the programs.

i couldnt reinstall the first program becouse the computer was thinking that the program was already installed but couldnt remove it either. so (maybey stupid) i cut the broken files out of programfiles and pasted them as backup on my desktop. later i was able to re?nstall the program.

but now when i try to delete the folder it sais im not autorized to delete it, however i am logged in as administrator.

i already tryd following things to delete it:
-cmd commands del filename and del /f filename
-the program unlock me
-get the ownership of the folder with cmd commands
-startup in safemode

nothing gave any results
i hope someone can help me

thx and greets,

A:undeletable file


First, check to make sure you don't have a virus. Run a scan with Malwarebytes.

You can also try this post: Folder won't Delete - ARGH

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i'm struggling with some quite old files that i can't delete (though seemingly i can move within the disk and copy to another disk). here's some data:
type - no extension, but most likely mp3
size: 0b
size on disk: 0b
details: size: 5,94mb
when trying to delete: can't find this element
when trying to play with vlc: bad file descriptor
i did do the chkdsk X: /f /r/x, which took some 20 hours, for any sake: no errors.
thanks in advance

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Hi, I need help to delete file
When I try to delete file I get error: "Could not find this item", if I try to rename it I get the same error.
Files size is 0b, but I dont like it on my desktop so any ideas how to delete it?

A:Undeletable file problem

Hello Symbianas,

Sometimes just restarting the computer will remove a ghost file like this.

Hope this helps,

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Okay well I have an undeletable file that i believe is causing a bunch of problems on my computer. My desktop icons have been moved around a couple of times, limewire started downloading things on its own and when i cancelled the downloads they would come back and restart so i ended up removing limewire entirely, Multiple times i haven't been able to restart mycomputer or it will log off while i am doing things and a blue screen would come up saying an error has been detected and windows is shutting down to protect itself and dumping the physical memory. My internet is also very laggy and it takes a lot longewr for my computer to start up when it actually does. I am pretty sure it is caused by this undeletable file i downloaded. It cannot be moved or deleted even in safe mode. It doesnt have a virus name or anything just a long porn name. It is a rather big file as well at 43 mb. I ran hijackThis on my computer and this is the logfile that is came up with. If anyone could help me with this it would be greatly appriciated as i can think of nothing else to do.

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
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A:Help with undeletable virus/file

The bad news is is that the file with the long porn name you have will NOT delete or be moved...I have seen this file and as you know it has very little in the way of a drop down menu or any kind of file extension.I was shown this on a friends computer many months ago and try as I could it would not delete.Sorry but I'm afraid you are stuck with it.Its not a virus and will not affect your computer performance in any way whatsoever.

As for malware I can only see this item that needs to come out....this is the good news....

Have "Hijack This" fix all the following items in the list below by placing a check in the appropriate boxes.Confirm that you have only the listed ones checked, then press <Fix checked> and Close HJT.

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WhenUSave] "C:\Program Files\Save\Save.exe

Open Windows Explorer and delete the following highlighted red folder/s

C:\Program Files\ Save

Reboot and post a new HJT log..

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I just tried to empty my IE temp file but failed since it said 1 of the files are being used by another program, what program? I'm not having any problems with the computer atm, just want to be sure nothing is wrong.

This is the log, not too much
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 03:23:06, on 2006-08-17
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\World of Warcraft\Launcher.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Lath\Skrivbord\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = Lšnkar
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cmaudio] RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] C:\Program\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools] "C:\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033
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A:Hijackthis Log, Undeletable file

Normal that some temp files will not delete


You have no active AntiVirus!

Get the free AVG 7 install it, check for updates and run a full scan

AVG 7 - http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/

Get all of these and/or verify you have the current versions

SpywareBlaster 3.5.1 http://majorgeeks.com/download2859.html
SpyBot V1.4 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html
AdAware SE 1.06 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
MS Windows Defender - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...E7-DA2B-4A6A-AFA4-F7F14E605A0D&displaylang=en (XP and W2K only)

DownLoad them (they are free), install them, check each for their
definition updates and then run AdAware, MS Defender (W2k/XP) and Spybot, fixing anything they say.

In SpywareBlaster - Always enable all protection after updates
In SpyBot - After an update run immunize

Check for updates and run weekly

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Hi, I downloaded some torrent files that I have not been able to delete after I was done using them. They pop up as 0 byte files and I have tried deleting them through regular deletion and DOS.

Regular deletion results in "cannot read from file or source."
Dos Deletion results in "cannot find file name"

There was another post similar to this but delinv costs money to use. And the files are on my desktop so I cannot use a del *.* command. The files are also unmovable(so i can't move them into a directory and delete the entire directory) and cannot be renamed.

If you have any suggestions or advice it would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

A:Undeletable File on Desktop

try dellater

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I have a file in Windows XP Home edition that has somehow become corrupted. It is a large file, but I don't need it anymore. It isn't like a system file or anything, I downloaded it. However, when I try to delete it, I get an error like another program is using it. Even when I try first thing on bootup. Even from safe mode. I even tried running the Windows CD in repair mode. I deleted a copy of the file I had made when I was still trying to figure out why I couldn't delete the original. But now I can't repeat that and delete the original. I think this file got corrupted while I was moving large files in Windows Explorer and either Explorer or something else has a connection to it somehow. Does anyone have any ideas on how to resolve this? It is a real hassle.

Much thanks in advance for any replies.


A:[SOLVED] Undeletable file...

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HI :)

I have a windows 8 pc 64bit

I'd like to know how to make a file in the system32 folder undeletable or very difficult to do.
This file is in system32>Drivers.
I tried with lock hunter but doesn't lock system file.

The file must be undeletable from the administrator (me) but readeble

It's for a good cause ;)

Thank you for your help :D

A:How to make a file undeletable?

Hi why are you messing around in those files and folders they should be left alone, and the easiest way to stop a file being deleted is to make it read only however I would not mess with system files.
this is about read only Change a read-only file

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