can not delete a file inside the Prefetch folder , help

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    sadly dragging the firefox icon , i did a mistake and i did drag it inside the Prefetch folder

    now i have lots of *.pf folder
    and a file firefox.exe.lnk
    and i can not delete and i can 't rename

    how can i do it?
    windows xp sp3 32bit pro

    please help
    thanks
    cheers
     
  2. ABee

    ABee Registered Member

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    Lots of files inside the Prefetch folder is not unusual.

    Have you tried dragging it back to its original spot? Or highlighting it and choosing 'Edit-Undo move' if that's an available option?

    What's the message you get when you try to delete it?
     
  3. siberianwolf

    siberianwolf Registered Member

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    in no particular order, you could try any of these;
    1- try to delete it in safe mode,
    2- restore an earlier created image,
    3- use a linux live cd/dvd and access to the part of your hdd where the prefetch folder is located at and delete that file w/in linux.
     
  4. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

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    Possibily WinPrefetchView from Nirsoft can help you.

    Gerard
     
  5. InfinityAz

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    Maybe unlocker can help, though not sure.
     
  6. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    When I've had similar problems, sometimes for some strange reason it'll let me cut and paste to the desktop then delete from there. Worth a shot.
     
  7. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    i used KillBox.exe and did the job
    but just a bit afraid it could be malware
     
  8. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    thanks sadly it did not work to me :(


    thanks Gerard , cool program but it was not able to delete it

    thanks to all
     
  9. LenC

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    CCleaner has an advanced option to clear out older and unused prefetch data.
     
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