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File wont delete!!

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by real, 24 Jan 2006.

  1. real

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 935

    Location: London

    Hi,

    I recently tried to install some software that came with my phone. It didnt install properly so I tried to install and delete most of the files. However there is still a file on the desktop which I cannot move. It doesnt even have a delete option when you right-click it.

    How can I get rid of it?

    Thanks
     
  2. Gray

    Gangster

    Joined: 1 Nov 2005

    Posts: 264

    Location: Essex, UK

    Have you tried booting up in safe mode, finding the problem file and deleting it that way?
     
  3. Deathwish

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,956

    Location: Cold Scotland :(

    Try F8 and then SafeMode Command Prompt Only, as that way you have no explorer running that could prevent the file from being deleted.
     
  4. real

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 935

    Location: London

    Tried just in safe mode.

    What would I have to type in Command Prompt?

    Thanks
     
  5. uknorthboy

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Oct 2005

    Posts: 351

  6. real

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 935

    Location: London

    When browsing for the file with that program it doesnt show up as on the desktop. Even though it blatently is!

    Anymore ideas?

    Thanks
     
  7. SiHH

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  8. dirtydog

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    ^ I use unlocker too - great program, has helped me many times with this type of thing.
     
  9. Matt-Page

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,609

    Download TWEAKUI whcih is mad by Microsoft and comes in the Windows power toys pack from the microsoft website

    Go top Start > Run and type tweakui
    Go to the desktop + and select the Icons you don't want on your desktop
     
  10. Simmy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,220

    Location: Bristol

    If you manually type in the path of the file in the command prompt, what does it say?

    If you open a command prompt and type in the command to delete the file "del C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\Pesky File.exe", close explorer.exe using Task Manager, then execute the delete command in the command prompt.

    Alternatively, could you just hide the file?
     
  11. real

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 935

    Location: London

    Thanks Matt, that program finally removed it.