Cannot Delete File

Packard bell / 0000
January 31, 2009 at 04:05:37
Specs: XP Pro, Athlon64 3200+ 1.5 r
I recently dowloaded 2 jpeg files which my sister in law emailed to me. I saved them to my desktop from my yahoo mail using Mozilla 3 and both files were saved to my desktop in double, one shownig as a normal file, the second showing like a file does when there is no program installed to open it (mini window icon with red black and blue symbols in them.
I was able to print the JPEGs and then decided to delete them. The real jpegs deleted fine, but the funny ones give an error Impossibe to read from source or disk.
I tried safe mode.
I tried movonboot.
I tried creating jpegs with same name to replace them.

Nothing seems to work.

I usally try finding answerson the forum but nothing has worked for me.
I coudn't find the files using regedit command or at least they didn't show up with the full names.

If anyone has any Ideas, I'm open to your suggestions.

CHeers

I can move them arond on the desktop

OVV


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#1
January 31, 2009 at 05:13:03
Try this:
1. Click Start > Run, type cmd and press Enter. From the prompt type CD %userprofile%\Desktop and press Enter, now type del name (where name is the file to be removed, e.g. abc.def) and press Enter. This should remove the file. If it does not, then keep the command prompt open and
2. Hit Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager. On the Processes Tab, select the explorer.exe process and end it to halt the desktop. Switch to the command prompt window and retry the del command.
3. Now restart explorer by going to the Application Tab of Task Manager and pick 'New Task'. Enter explorer.exe and click 'OK' to restart the desktop.

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#2
January 31, 2009 at 10:02:39
Thanks for the quick response.

It didn't work. I get a cannot find the file message. To make sure I was doing it right, I deleted other files without any problem.

These seem to be Phantom files (Perhaps I should Call GhostBusters) because other than the fact that I can see them they are acting like they are not there.

Cheers

OVV


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#3
January 31, 2009 at 10:14:56
The files that showed up as unassociated files are the temp files Firefox uses in case you need to resume the download. Try deleting them from the download window in Firefox, click the small red X if they still show as being there, otherwise go here and download Unlocker
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
This can help with most of these files but if that doesn't work try..
http://www.purgeie.com/delinv/dldel...
I have used both of these and both come in very useful!
Hope this helps.

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#4
January 31, 2009 at 10:31:57
Have you tried to reboot the computer?

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#5
January 31, 2009 at 11:10:08
Or tried deleting them while logged into Safe Mode?

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#6
January 31, 2009 at 11:13:09
Unlocker did the trick. It said that the file wasn't locked but it gave me me the option to delete it and it did.

Thanks a lot for your quick and informative response.

Cheers

OVV


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