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#31
peterm

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ok read this - it has more then 1 option
delete files
let me know how you go
If you are not sure what to do do nothing and let me know
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Do you have the latest version of Spybot-S and D? 1.4?

That version has a built in "Secure Shredder", which deletes files.
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ok, i tried that peterm and i get this message from dos screen: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop>file\som34cl.
'file\som34cl.' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
any idea what this means?
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Peterm,

I tried everything possible suggested on that page you linked, unfortunatly nothing worked (including downloading and running the GiPO@ file thing).
It seems to me that the file doesnt actually exist but is just a ghost of the replay file i downloaded (CAVU4BBL.w3g)
All the attempts i've made thus far have been attempts to remove stubborn/malicious files, however i do not think that this is actually a file, but rather an Explorer bug resulting in a ghost that exists in the display of my desktop only. This ofcourse doesnt help me much as im completly at a loss as to how i should fix such a bug.

Thank you for your continued perserverance and assistance.
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h3i,

You might be able to fix it by running chkdsk /r

Click Start
Click Run
Type "chkdsk /r" (without quotes)
Click OK
Type Y
Press Enter

Reboot, Let chkdsk run.

Then after chkdsk has fixed any possible filesystem errors, you could get UBCD4WIN

http://www.ubcd4win.com/

build it, burn it, and then boot to it and try deleteing the file in there...
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Well wow this is all getting very complicated for a little annoying file. Thanks arcadesdude, when i get a chance i'll try those and come back with hopefully positive results :)
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Want to try something basic
1st click on all the files on your desktop you WANT to keep
then right click on the desktop>click on propertities>desktop>customize desktop>clean desktop now.
The idea behind this is it should remove all icons that have not been used
recently thats why you need to click on the other icons to keep them.
Worth a shot
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HERE http://www3.telus.ne...stupidfile.html





theres ya answer , i had the same problem. ;)



At last u got an answer that will work. :tazz:

lol, Make sure you do it right, I had the "file is being used by another person or program", sorry Im not sure as I write this if thats your error message too, but if it isnt, this fix should work for you as long as you modify it accordingly, anywhich way it worked for me. And Id tried everything.

Edited by Mgp, 07 June 2005 - 07:54 AM.

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I wish that worked. Still nothing. Problem is it's not a file folder. It's just a lonely file. I took a screen shot of the response from CMD...

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:tazz: lol, [bleep] loungefly you are right, I rebooted and found that my offending file was STILL on my desktop................. ;) I found something else last night that was kinda like the above fix but different, I'll look it up and post a link.



http://www.michna.co...annotDelete.htm


this is it, Im gonna try this 2 http://www.sawtoothd...tableFiles.html

Edited by Mgp, 07 June 2005 - 11:49 PM.

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Did you try my last Suggestion?
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The suggestions you posted are for files that cannot be deleted because windows says they are currently running (have a process running). This is not the problem with either of our problems. I appreciate your help and you have given some excellent suggestions. However, if you read the start of this forum and all that has been tried you will see the exact nature of the problem we have and the error messages we are receiving.

Thanks for the help.
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http://wwwthep.physi.../~frink/nt.html

moveex.zip may work 4 u.

Edited by Mgp, 08 June 2005 - 05:17 PM.

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Are you willing to look in the registry for the file.

Edited by peterm, 16 June 2005 - 12:04 AM.

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How do you think this will help?
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