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i'm trying to delete a file but when i try i get a message saying cannot delete Gottalovewinter....cannot find the specific file. make sure you specify the correct path and file name
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Try this utility:
http://www.geekstogo...ction=show&id=4
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it still said the file could not be deleted
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Howdy:

Where does it say this file is located??

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I deleted a profile in xp but the folder stayed in documents and settings
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XP pro or home?
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home
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reboot into safe mode, right click the folder, choose sharing and security, pick seurity tab, add yourself as user, choose advanced, go to ownership folder, select yourself as user, take ownership
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how do you restart in safe mode
but i don't think that ownership is the problem, i am an admin but the problem is that it can't find a file inside of the folder that i can't delete

Edited by philstone, 28 April 2005 - 06:34 PM.

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so you don't know the name of the file? Or there does not appear to be a file and you want to delete what seems like an empty folder?
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the file is called andrew_2 and when i try to delete it, a msg says cannot delete gottalovewinter, cannot find the specified file
i looked in the folder but couldn't find a file of that name
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