"Justin" wrote in message ...
"Justin" wrote in message
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
It barks at me saying it can't delete
Here is the security tab for one of the files.
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.
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.
I tried the following batch file
del -p -f %1
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:
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.