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Still Can't Delete a file



 
 
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Old November 7th 09, 02:58 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management,microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
JoshinBuffalo
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Default Still Can't Delete a file

I fussed around without success. Then downloaded the freeware Unlocker
1.8.8, and it removed without a problem. Really frustrating that I couldn't
find a simple solution.

"Justin" wrote:

Windows Vista Ultimate 64.
I right click and hit delete on a file and I get
Item not found
This is no longer located in C:\Users\Justin\Downloads verify the items
location and try again.
The file is a MS Word docx, downloaded from my college's Blackboard system.
I booted into safe mode (under the admin account) and ended up with the
same message.
I was told this could possible be an issue with Temporary Internet files
and IE - I use Firefox. Nonetheless, I cleared out the TIF on both
browsers and the file is still there.
.

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Old November 11th 09, 05:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general,microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Justin[_5_]
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Default Still Can't Delete a file

Dave-UK wrote:

"Justin" wrote in message
...
Dave-UK wrote:

How did you get ownership ?
You said you downloaded it from another computer onto your machine.
Right-click the file Properties Security Advanced Owner tab.
What does it say in the 'Current owner box'?
If it isn't you, you haven't taken ownership.




I downloaded it from the internet - my college's Blackboard system.
It has my account listed as the Current owner.


How's the file deletion saga going ? Still having problems?




Sorry Dave, I was working on something else.
I'm a student so I have pieces of time on and time off.
The problem has gotten worse - I not have several files that won't
delete - torrents in my Downloads folder. Now before you say somethign
abotu downloading unsafe stuff, I was downloading Formula 1 races and a
TV show - no software and they are all in the xvid format - no
proprietary players. I use VLC to play them.

Here is what I have:
When I right click and hit properties
http://www.imagebam.com/image/2b1be155594796

Delete confirmation:
http://www.imagebam.com/image/d6b92855594798

It barks at me saying it can't delete
http://www.imagebam.com/image/acab5255594799

Here is the security tab for one of the files.
http://www.imagebam.com/image/7a68f555594802

So far I tried a utilility called move on boot - didn't work because
moveonboot can't find the file. I point it directly to the phantom file
and it barks at me saying it can't find it.

http://www.imagebam.com/image/35c88755595249

Apparently there's a pointer to a nonexistent file.
Deleting in safe mode - no same thing can't find the files.
ran malwarebytes check - clean.
I tried to rename the files - no dice - access denied.
http://www.imagebam.com/image/ee26a655595106


I tried the following batch file
@echo off
del -p -f %1

goto exit
:exit

no effect whatsoever.

ran sfc /scannow
found nothing wrong.

My next step is to download a knoppix CD, boot from that and try
deleting without even entering Windows.

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Old November 11th 09, 09:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general,microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Dave-UK[_3_]
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Default Still Can't Delete a file


"Justin" wrote in message ...
Dave-UK wrote:

"Justin" wrote in message
...
Dave-UK wrote:

How did you get ownership ?
You said you downloaded it from another computer onto your machine.
Right-click the file Properties Security Advanced Owner tab.
What does it say in the 'Current owner box'?
If it isn't you, you haven't taken ownership.




I downloaded it from the internet - my college's Blackboard system.
It has my account listed as the Current owner.


How's the file deletion saga going ? Still having problems?




Sorry Dave, I was working on something else.
I'm a student so I have pieces of time on and time off.
The problem has gotten worse - I not have several files that won't
delete - torrents in my Downloads folder. Now before you say somethign
abotu downloading unsafe stuff, I was downloading Formula 1 races and a
TV show - no software and they are all in the xvid format - no
proprietary players. I use VLC to play them.

Here is what I have:
When I right click and hit properties
http://www.imagebam.com/image/2b1be155594796

Delete confirmation:
http://www.imagebam.com/image/d6b92855594798

It barks at me saying it can't delete
http://www.imagebam.com/image/acab5255594799

Here is the security tab for one of the files.
http://www.imagebam.com/image/7a68f555594802

So far I tried a utilility called move on boot - didn't work because
moveonboot can't find the file. I point it directly to the phantom file
and it barks at me saying it can't find it.

http://www.imagebam.com/image/35c88755595249

Apparently there's a pointer to a nonexistent file.
Deleting in safe mode - no same thing can't find the files.
ran malwarebytes check - clean.
I tried to rename the files - no dice - access denied.
http://www.imagebam.com/image/ee26a655595106


I tried the following batch file
@echo off
del -p -f %1

goto exit
:exit

no effect whatsoever.

ran sfc /scannow
found nothing wrong.

My next step is to download a knoppix CD, boot from that and try
deleting without even entering Windows.


I don't use Torrent software myself but having Googled your problem
apparently there is some setting somewhere where you can select an
option/button to "delete torrent & data".
I'd have a look for that option first.

This post has a method:
http://netfresco.com/tech/item-not-found/default.aspx
It's because the name of the file has spaces or something that makes
Vista think it doesn't exist or is an empty file.



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Old November 11th 09, 05:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general,microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Justin[_5_]
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Default Still Can't Delete a file

Dave-UK wrote:

"Justin" wrote in message
...
Dave-UK wrote:

"Justin" wrote in message
...
Dave-UK wrote:

How did you get ownership ?
You said you downloaded it from another computer onto your machine.
Right-click the file Properties Security Advanced Owner tab.
What does it say in the 'Current owner box'?
If it isn't you, you haven't taken ownership.




I downloaded it from the internet - my college's Blackboard system.
It has my account listed as the Current owner.

How's the file deletion saga going ? Still having problems?




Sorry Dave, I was working on something else.
I'm a student so I have pieces of time on and time off.
The problem has gotten worse - I not have several files that won't
delete - torrents in my Downloads folder. Now before you say
somethign abotu downloading unsafe stuff, I was downloading Formula 1
races and a TV show - no software and they are all in the xvid format
- no proprietary players. I use VLC to play them.

Here is what I have:
When I right click and hit properties
http://www.imagebam.com/image/2b1be155594796

Delete confirmation:
http://www.imagebam.com/image/d6b92855594798

It barks at me saying it can't delete
http://www.imagebam.com/image/acab5255594799

Here is the security tab for one of the files.
http://www.imagebam.com/image/7a68f555594802

So far I tried a utilility called move on boot - didn't work because
moveonboot can't find the file. I point it directly to the phantom
file and it barks at me saying it can't find it.

http://www.imagebam.com/image/35c88755595249

Apparently there's a pointer to a nonexistent file.
Deleting in safe mode - no same thing can't find the files.
ran malwarebytes check - clean.
I tried to rename the files - no dice - access denied.
http://www.imagebam.com/image/ee26a655595106


I tried the following batch file
@echo off
del -p -f %1

goto exit
:exit

no effect whatsoever.

ran sfc /scannow
found nothing wrong.

My next step is to download a knoppix CD, boot from that and try
deleting without even entering Windows.


I don't use Torrent software myself but having Googled your problem
apparently there is some setting somewhere where you can select an
option/button to "delete torrent & data".
I'd have a look for that option first.

This post has a method:
http://netfresco.com/tech/item-not-found/default.aspx
It's because the name of the file has spaces or something that makes
Vista think it doesn't exist or is an empty file.




Yeah, I just figured it out.
Thanks.
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Old November 12th 09, 03:48 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
anh
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Posts: 18
Default Still Can't Delete a file


You should try a couple of freeware programs that deal with situations
like this.

1) Unlocker is a good little utility.

'Unlocker 1.8.8 Download - Freeware Files.com - Utilities Category'
(http://www.freewarefiles.com/Unlocke...ram_13477.html)

2) Move On Boot is also good.

'MoveOnBoot - Rename, Move, Delete Locked Folders and Locked Files on
Restart' (http://www.emco.is/products/move-on-boot/features.php)

If those two don't resolve the problem, here is another solution, but
it's only for the technically proficient:

1) Shut down and unplug your computer.

2) Pick it up, taking care to lift it safely.

3) Put it in the boot of your car (we technicians call this a reboot).

4) Drive to a lake, a scenic one for preference. Stop off on the way to
pick up some cold beers.

5) Take computer out of boot, carry to lake edge and throw it in.

6) Take out beers and drink by side of lake, reflecting on how much
better your life is now that your computer is at the bottom of the lake.

That's it!


--
anh

-Jesus loves me but I just want to be friends, so it's kind of awkward.-
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Old November 12th 09, 05:54 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general,microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Bob
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Posts: 1,334
Default Still Can't Delete a file


FileMenu Tools includes a shredder utility.

http://www.lopesoft.com/en/index.html


"Justin" wrote in message
...
Windows Vista Ultimate 64.
I right click and hit delete on a file and I get
Item not found
This is no longer located in C:\Users\Justin\Downloads verify the items
location and try again.
The file is a MS Word docx, downloaded from my college's Blackboard
system.
I booted into safe mode (under the admin account) and ended up with the
same message.
I was told this could possible be an issue with Temporary Internet files
and IE - I use Firefox. Nonetheless, I cleared out the TIF on both
browsers and the file is still there.


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Old November 13th 09, 12:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Justin[_5_]
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Posts: 106
Default Still Can't Delete a file

anh wrote:
You should try a couple of freeware programs that deal with situations
like this.

1) Unlocker is a good little utility.

'Unlocker 1.8.8 Download - Freeware Files.com - Utilities Category'
(http://www.freewarefiles.com/Unlocke...ram_13477.html)

2) Move On Boot is also good.

'MoveOnBoot - Rename, Move, Delete Locked Folders and Locked Files on
Restart' (http://www.emco.is/products/move-on-boot/features.php)

If those two don't resolve the problem, here is another solution, but
it's only for the technically proficient:

1) Shut down and unplug your computer.

2) Pick it up, taking care to lift it safely.

3) Put it in the boot of your car (we technicians call this a reboot).

4) Drive to a lake, a scenic one for preference. Stop off on the way to
pick up some cold beers.

5) Take computer out of boot, carry to lake edge and throw it in.

6) Take out beers and drink by side of lake, reflecting on how much
better your life is now that your computer is at the bottom of the lake.

That's it!



Or get a mac! I already have a Macbook 15.
I tried those utilities per advice from the kids at vistaforums.com

Right after I got the problem fixed they banned me.
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Old November 14th 09, 03:38 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general,microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Justin[_5_]
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Posts: 106
Default Still Can't Delete a file

Bob wrote:
FileMenu Tools includes a shredder utility.

http://www.lopesoft.com/en/index.html


"Justin" wrote in message
...
Windows Vista Ultimate 64.
I right click and hit delete on a file and I get
Item not found
This is no longer located in C:\Users\Justin\Downloads verify the
items location and try again.
The file is a MS Word docx, downloaded from my college's Blackboard
system.
I booted into safe mode (under the admin account) and ended up with
the same message.
I was told this could possible be an issue with Temporary Internet
files and IE - I use Firefox. Nonetheless, I cleared out the TIF on
both browsers and the file is still there.




Tried it - didn't work.
The problem turned out to be an issue with spaces at the end of a
filename. Windows can't find the file for whatever reason.
I solved it be "del *torrent* and that was it.
 




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