File problem - please help!

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  1. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Here's the problem.

    making.png

    making4.png

    making2.png

    making3.png

    How do I remove the file? :( Please help.:'(
     
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  2. The Red Moon

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    Hi.
    Have you entered the c/users directory and tried removing it manually.?
     
  3. guest

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    I... think s/he already did it, and it didn't work. That's why s/he used FileASSASSIN.

    @OP

    Try to delete it from the safe mode, just in case.
     
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    If nothing else works, you can always boot from a LiveCD/WinPE, dual-boot another OS, or attach the Windows hard drive to another system.
     
  6. The Red Moon

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    Is that not a bit extreme just to remove one file?
     
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    GrafZeppelin is right.

    making5.png
     
  9. 0strodamus

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    Have you tried running chkdsk?
     
  10. ams963

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    Well it seemed the solution was gonna be a long process. So I just restored an image. The file's gone.:D But lost many settings that I had made after the image was taken.:(

    Thanks everybody. You are always there trying to help. I knew I could turn to you when I'm trouble. :):thumb:
     
  11. guest

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    I wonder at why does the file look like it's corrupted or doesn't exist. Was it a download if I might know?
     
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    Yes it was video download about the making of a song. After downloading two files were in the download folder both saying their format to be File. One file was of the size it's supposed to be, 40 MB or something. The other one was the problematic file is question. Both played the same video on the player. I deleted the 40 MB file. But the 0 b file remained.
     
  13. guest

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    Ah, so that file is a PART file, I see. Sometimes my download failed and leaving two files in my download folder. One has a file size while the other has no size. Or one file with a file size but the file type is unknown. I've never have any problems in deleting those corrupted files. I'll try to check the program or browser extension that was being used to download that video if I was trying to find what the problem really is.
     
  14. SweX

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    Maybe Eraser could have been an option for this job? :doubt:
     
  15. tgell

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    When I had this problem of a file I was not able to delete within windows, I was able to delete the file offline with something like Hirens Boot CD or a small Linux distro, Puppy being my favorite. Sometimes it's possible using the Dos del command in a CMD window but you have to be careful using that.
     
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    the rare few times i had this problem i always have been able to resolve it by rebooting and then deleting the file.
     
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    Yes.

    The download was complete. In fact I had downloaded the video twice with the same result leaving a part file behind after the download completion. The video from an official channel in Youtube.

    I use keepvid and Firefox to download videos.
     
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    Whoa! That looks awfully complicated and lengthy process.:(
     
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    Had tried rebooting and deleting. To no avail.
     
  20. Brian K

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    PIInfinity,

    Can you move the file to the root of the D: drive so it is no longer in the Download folder?

    Can you then rename the file to Making? (get rid of "to")

    Can it be deleted?
     
  21. ams963

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    Now we would never know. I got frustrated and.........

     
  22. moontan

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    burning Puppy Linux on a CD or USB key is very easy.
    then once it's burned it's just a matter of booting from the CD/key.

    it's a good tool to have around, i have been able a few times to solve Windows problems with a Linux CD.

    it will for sure delete the problem file with the Linux CD.
    just use the file manager included, deleted the file, and it's done.
     
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    PIInfinity has asked Wilders to close the thread since a Solution was found. Thank you all for participating!
     
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