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nordvark

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Hi, I have a file on my Win7 pro 64bit pc that I cant shake. Ive tried

  • rename it
  • removing all other files from folder then try to delete folder
  • take ownership
  • reboot of course
  • wont let me change extension
  • scanned the folder with every scanner I can think of
  • running a cmd, killing explorer and try to delete it in a cmd prompt
  • using unlocker
  • using file assassin

The file is the highlighted .png file

 

RKpUSs1.png

 

o512bbz.png

 

Any help appreciated, and thanks for looking


Edited by nordvark, 26 April 2015 - 10:11 PM.

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Hi nordvark :)

Did you try the following? Open the command prompt with Admin Rights (right-click on it and select Run as Administrator, and enter the following command:

del $FILENAME /f /q /s

Let me know if it works or not.
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SleepyDude

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Hi,

 

Did you run chkdsk on the C drive?


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Hi Guys and thanks for the response, dont know what went wrong but i wrote a reply to my post yesterday saying the file was gone???

 

After playing with removing sharing and permission from the folder it was in I decided to get serious with it. Booted the pc with a live linux usb and nuked the [bleep] out of it. Dont know how or why, but its gone.

 

Thank you both for the prompt response.


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No problem nordvark. The next time you encounter this issue, you can try the command I gave, or simply do a chkdsk /r like Sleepy recommended. Sometimes the folder is indeed gone, but a chkdsk will reallocate it's position and make it dissapear.
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