finding a command in xp

June 15, 2013 at 18:55:08
Specs: Windows XP
I had a problem with a bad file/program and could not delete it. I searched the internet and found a way to delete it but I can not think or remember what the command was. It said something about not using it unless I knew exactly what I was doing. It was a command in windows Microsoft xp. When I went there there was a long list of things that you could select and delete most anything on the computer. It was NOT under remove programs in control panel.
Could some tell me just what command I was using? No I don't expect you to read my mind because it is not there.

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June 15, 2013 at 19:13:12

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June 15, 2013 at 21:06:33
There's DEL of course to delete particular files, ERASE to delete files or folders with files, RD (remove directory) to delete empty directories.

You can get help for each command by adding /? after the command, such as ERASE/? and enter.

Edit You may need the ATTRIB command to remove read-only, hidden or system attributes in order to remove the file. Also, you can't remove a file that's currently in use. In that case you may be able to remove it from safe mode or safe mode command prompt.

I don't think there's any advantage in using command prompt to do it vs. doing it from the desktop, unless you're more comfortable with dos-type file and folder maneuvering

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June 16, 2013 at 16:11:32
"I had a problem with a bad file/program and could not delete it"

What was the error and the program?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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