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Cannot Delete Corrupt file


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Chirag64

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Hello,

I recently had a faulty SMPS which made my computer go off randomly. Unfortunately, it went off once while i was downloading a file of 100MBs. After starting the computer again, my download manager said it has completed the download.

But when i double click on the file, it says
"Cannot open D:\IDM Downloads\file.rar"

when i try to extract the file, it says
"No archives found"

I understand that the file is corrupted, so i try to delete it, but it says
"Cannot delete file.rar: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"

I even tried to schedule to delete the file at next reboot using hijackthis, but its still there.

Any idea how i can delete it? its consumed 100 MBs unnecessarily.
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matofthemint

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Try Unlocker. http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
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It didn't work. Later, I tried to delete the file using command prompt, and it said I should run chkdsk utility.

After running chkdsk, I was easily able to delete the file, Problem solved :)
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Good Job :)

You should keep Unlocker though. It usually works very well with those types of problems.
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