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Cannot delete file !! Help



 
 
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Old September 8th 09, 10:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
R. C. White
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Default Cannot delete file !! Help

Hi, akshatm.

In the Command Prompt window, use the Dir command with the /x parameter to
show you the 8.3 filename. Then delete that filename.

If it doesn't work, please post back exactly what you did and exactly
(verbatim) any error message or other response that appeared. Also, please
tell us the exact name of the problem file, including the extension - and
the 8.3 filename. Also, what does the dir /a command tell you?

RC
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San Marcos, TX

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Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

"akshatm" wrote in message
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im working on vista home premium 32bit.
i downloaded a flv file which seems to be corrupt. now a cannot delete
the file.. i tried deleteing it from the command prompt, tried using the
software 'eraser'. i cant even move the file, or rename it or view the
file properties.

wat shud i do in order to delete it.. any suggestion is welcome.

Pls help me ppl !!
Thanks.


--
akshatm


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Old September 8th 09, 11:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Bob
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Default Cannot delete file !! Help

After finding it the OP might use attrib - before trying to delete it.


"R. C. White" wrote in message
...
Hi, akshatm.

In the Command Prompt window, use the Dir command with the /x parameter to
show you the 8.3 filename. Then delete that filename.

If it doesn't work, please post back exactly what you did and exactly
(verbatim) any error message or other response that appeared. Also,
please tell us the exact name of the problem file, including the
extension - and the 8.3 filename. Also, what does the dir /a command tell
you?

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX

Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

"akshatm" wrote in message
...

im working on vista home premium 32bit.
i downloaded a flv file which seems to be corrupt. now a cannot delete
the file.. i tried deleteing it from the command prompt, tried using the
software 'eraser'. i cant even move the file, or rename it or view the
file properties.

wat shud i do in order to delete it.. any suggestion is welcome.

Pls help me ppl !!
Thanks.


--
akshatm



  #13 (permalink)  
Old September 8th 09, 11:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Bob
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Default Cannot delete file !! Help

After finding it the OP might use attrib - before trying to delete it.


"R. C. White" wrote in message
...
Hi, akshatm.

In the Command Prompt window, use the Dir command with the /x parameter to
show you the 8.3 filename. Then delete that filename.

If it doesn't work, please post back exactly what you did and exactly
(verbatim) any error message or other response that appeared. Also,
please tell us the exact name of the problem file, including the
extension - and the 8.3 filename. Also, what does the dir /a command tell
you?

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX

Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

"akshatm" wrote in message
...

im working on vista home premium 32bit.
i downloaded a flv file which seems to be corrupt. now a cannot delete
the file.. i tried deleteing it from the command prompt, tried using the
software 'eraser'. i cant even move the file, or rename it or view the
file properties.

wat shud i do in order to delete it.. any suggestion is welcome.

Pls help me ppl !!
Thanks.


--
akshatm



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Old April 21st 11, 10:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
fernando liary
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Default Cannot delete file !! Help

I faced the same problem, I studied it for a long time and how to use
all these commands, and then I simply bought Long Path Tool at the address LongPathTool DOT com and
cleaned all unnecessary files.


On Monday, September 07, 2009 6:32 PM akshatm wrote:


im working on vista home premium 32bit.
i downloaded a flv file which seems to be corrupt. now a cannot delete
the file.. i tried deleteing it from the command prompt, tried using the
software 'eraser'. i cant even move the file, or rename it or view the
file properties.

wat shud i do in order to delete it.. any suggestion is welcome.

Pls help me ppl !!
Thanks.


--
akshatm



On Monday, September 07, 2009 10:34 PM Bob wrote:


Try this freeware.

http://www.fileshredder.org/



On Monday, September 07, 2009 11:24 PM Steve0 wrote:


If that does not work restart the computer in safe mode and try

also go-- run --msconfig and turn off all programs that start up
then once you start your computer with almost 0 programs runnign try
to delete it

it would help if you showed us the error message
does it say it is in use?


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Steve0



On Tuesday, September 08, 2009 4:17 AM akshatm wrote:


'fileshredder' does not work. the application itself 'stops responding'.
there are no error messages. after i press 'delete' or 'shift+delete',
it doesnt even show a confirmation dialogue box.
a "deleting" dialogue box appears, and the progress bar doesnt move
ahead.


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akshatm



On Tuesday, September 08, 2009 1:37 PM Bob wrote:


Did you run System Restore?

Did you try to delete the file in Safe Mode?

Please include the message you are responding to.



On Tuesday, September 08, 2009 6:18 PM R. C. White wrote:


Hi, akshatm.

In the Command Prompt window, use the Dir command with the /x parameter to
show you the 8.3 filename. Then delete that filename.

If it does not work, please post back exactly what you did and exactly
(verbatim) any error message or other response that appeared. Also, please
tell us the exact name of the problem file, including the extension - and
the 8.3 filename. Also, what does the dir /a command tell you?

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX

Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64



On Tuesday, September 08, 2009 7:51 PM Bob wrote:


After finding it the OP might use attrib - before trying to delete it.




 




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