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chinofeliz

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Hi everyone, I've got a file in my computer that won't let me delete it.

It comes from university so it's not likely to be a virus. Just this one time our lecture sent us his slideshow on one of the topics, in his email there were three attachments, out of which only one was the real slideshow but I mistakenly downloaded a fake/empty one that shares the same file name.

I scanned it with updated AV and Ad-ware it appears to be non-malicious. I tried rebooting the computer but right after I hit "delete" an error window popping up (as attached). I also attached the file's property.

Could someone plz help, I know it doesn't take any disk space but it's just annoying to see it there without a purpose...

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If it takes up zero bytes on the disk, then there really isn't a file, there's just a link to it in the media descriptor, which you can't remove because it lacks a file association. My reccomendation is to change the file attributes to hidden and forget about it.
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Eh... it never happened before though? Or has it just been happening without me being aware of it? :| Anyways, thank you for your help Tyger :tazz: Cheers
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