Solved Can not delete a file on my desktop.

October 14, 2012 at 22:01:44
Specs: Windows 7
Can not delete a file on my desktop. When ever I try in Windows, Safe Mode, Using File Assassin, Unlocker and several other tools that have been suggested. I receive a "file and Path can't be found error message. I even tried deleting it in the command prompt. I've evan scanned for viruses, Anti-Malware. Found none.

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October 15, 2012 at 14:35:29
Have you tried this one, which is supposed to delete folders?
http://emcosoftware.com/move-on-boot

It is different to GiPo move on boot.

Otherwise a Live Linux CD should do it. I use Puppy Linux 4.3.1 for this sort of thing.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks



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October 14, 2012 at 23:41:04
What is the name of the file? Is it an .exe, picture or what? Can you move it around? (not being funny but I had a case where a 'file' was actually embedded in the background picture). If it only happened recently try a System Restore to a date prior to it appearing.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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October 15, 2012 at 08:20:05
Hi John!

It's not an .exe and can be moved around, so I don't think it's embeded itself in the desktop.


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October 15, 2012 at 08:43:05
That was just a thought. Have you tried the System Restore? - it's the safest option & you don't lose any data.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#4
October 15, 2012 at 09:34:03
Does the file have a name and extension?

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#5
October 15, 2012 at 13:01:53
I was finally able to delete the file. Now I can't delete the folder, Week 3 Reciprocity Review, the file was in. Same error message when I try to delete the folder.

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October 15, 2012 at 14:35:29
✔ Best Answer
Have you tried this one, which is supposed to delete folders?
http://emcosoftware.com/move-on-boot

It is different to GiPo move on boot.

Otherwise a Live Linux CD should do it. I use Puppy Linux 4.3.1 for this sort of thing.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
October 15, 2012 at 21:05:06
Derek came up with the winning idea, to make a Puppy Linux CD. Boot to that and delete the file and folder from the windows desktop.

Thank you.

Greg


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October 16, 2012 at 09:23:10
Glad to hear it.

The reason I use Puppy 431 (old version) for this is that it doesn't save anything to your HD. It's a great tool to have in your bag as it runs on any OS and can be used to save your important stuff onto a Flash Drive if Windows screws up.

Thx for taking the trouble to back to let us know the outcome.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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