Deleting problem file - can't!

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Roger Toll, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Roger Toll

    Roger Toll Guest

    I have a file which may be corrupted, but I cannot delete it - the delete
    dialog just hangs. Nor can I see the properties to check if there is a
    permissions problem - the window just hangs again.

    Any ideas or utilities I can try to get rid of it?

    Cheers

    Roger
     
    Roger Toll, Nov 2, 2009
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  2. Roger Toll

    Gordon Guest

    "Roger Toll" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I have a file which may be corrupted, but I cannot delete it - the delete
    > dialog just hangs. Nor can I see the properties to check if there is a
    > permissions problem - the window just hangs again.
    >
    > Any ideas or utilities I can try to get rid of it?
    >


    Tried in Safe Mode?
     
    Gordon, Nov 2, 2009
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  3. Roger Toll

    M Guest

    Roger Toll wrote:
    > I have a file which may be corrupted, but I cannot delete it - the
    > delete dialog just hangs. Nor can I see the properties to check if
    > there is a permissions problem - the window just hangs again.
    >
    > Any ideas or utilities I can try to get rid of it?
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Roger


    Have you tried deleting it in Safe Mode?

    M
     
    M, Nov 2, 2009
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  4. Roger Toll

    Roger Toll Guest

    Re: Deleting problem file - Cracked it !

    Thanks for your help folks - it didn't work in Windows, but safe mode and
    command prompt did it! Your suggestion got me thinking on the right lines

    I was glad I remembered the old days of CD DIR DEL, etc etc!

    Roger

    "M" <> wrote in message
    news:hcmnbp$as3$...
    > Roger Toll wrote:
    >> I have a file which may be corrupted, but I cannot delete it - the delete
    >> dialog just hangs. Nor can I see the properties to check if there is a
    >> permissions problem - the window just hangs again.
    >>
    >> Any ideas or utilities I can try to get rid of it?
    >>
    >> Cheers
    >>
    >> Roger

    >
    > Have you tried deleting it in Safe Mode?
    >
    > M
     
    Roger Toll, Nov 2, 2009
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  5. Re: Deleting problem file - Cracked it !

    "Roger Toll" <> escribió
    > Thanks for your help folks - it didn't work in Windows, but safe mode and
    > command prompt did it! Your suggestion got me thinking on the right lines
    >
    > I was glad I remembered the old days of CD DIR DEL, etc etc!


    Just in case, for the future:
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/
     
    Speaking in silver, Nov 3, 2009
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