Delete zero-byte file in Windows 7 folder

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February 21, 2010 at 13:14:06
Specs: Windows 7
Can someone help me in getting rid of a O byte file that's in my Downloads section (I think that for some reason that is preventing me from doing another function?). Have tried numerous things w/ no luck including opening a command prompt line (though not sure if that was done right) w/ no luck. And btw I am not that technologically or whatever minded so would need exact steps? Thank you.


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#1
February 21, 2010 at 14:51:16
Download MoveOnBoot.

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#2
February 21, 2010 at 18:04:06
That didn't work! When I first dragged the file into the box I received this error abt the file being either locked or not exising. Did I want to continue? I clicked Yes & the 3 choices came up and of course I chose Delete file, then Start ...the window then saying "The operation failed. The following error occurred. Access is denied."

But thanks for getting me started..............


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#3
February 21, 2010 at 19:08:57
Google & download "Take Ownership" registry fix. Then take ownership of the file & run MoveOnboot. Oh & BTW, have you rebooted since you started having problem deleting this file?

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#4
February 22, 2010 at 17:09:37
Hopefully that latest bit offered by you will work.........will try later but did want you to know that I make sure I reboot. I do hope it works and will let you know soon...............

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#5
February 24, 2010 at 17:51:59
Finally had a chance to look at this and I'm afraid I am at a loss. Thought I had downloaded that "Take Ownership" but now can't find it? Decided to try that Ultimate Tweaker but now can't find it?

Is the following site a could place to try for a download?
http://depositfiles.com/en/files/rz...

Did look at the properties of the file I'd like to get rid of, then it's security which said "The requested security informatin is either unavailable or can't be displayed"


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#6
March 7, 2010 at 18:30:25
I just had the very same problem. Your best recourse is to delete the file(s) via DOS CMD. I tried that and discovered that the zero bytes files were corrupted. I in turn fixed that issue with CHKDSK. Then I was able to delete the files. :)

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#7
March 8, 2010 at 18:42:05
Thank you for that answer......I sort of always felt that would be the only way. I'm a little nervous trying in as I'm not that sure how to do it.

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