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    I deleted a file and it seemed to delete ok.
    When I go back to the folder, the files seems to be there.
    It records 0 bytes. Virus program scanned it and it seems it is ok.
    I did a check disc, still there.
    It doesn't seem to be hurting anything except it is still there.
    Any ideas?
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    Does the problem persist after rebooting your computer?

    If it does, you could try the following trick if the folder containing the file is not one of the "special" folders such as C:\Windows or your Documents or Pictures folder.
    - Move all files except the problem file out of the folder.
    - Delete the folder.
    - Create a new folder with the same name as the old one.
    - Move the other files into it.

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    A bit more information will be needed to assist you here.

    What type of file are you talking about and where is it located ?? What happens when you delet the file ?? Does it go to the Recycle Bin ?? Can you delete it from the Recycle Bin ?? If it does not go there or will not delete from there, tell us what happens when you right click on the file, hold down the shift key and click Delete>OK. Now, go to the Recycle Bin and see if the file is there. If it is not, reboot and check the original location. Results ??
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    [quote name='barnnies' post='789751' date='19-Aug-2009 10:54']I deleted a file and it seemed to delete ok.
    When I go back to the folder, the files seems to be there.
    It records 0 bytes. Virus program scanned it and it seems it is ok.
    I did a check disc, still there.
    It doesn't seem to be hurting anything except it is still there.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks,
    Barnnie[/quote]
    If it's still there after a reboot, download this UNLOCKER. Unlocker will usually get rid of any persistent files, including ones with null characters in the name. Easy to use.
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    I tried this but it say to verify the location of the folder. I can move files in and out of the folder without any problem.


    [quote name='HansV' post='789756' date='19-Aug-2009 16:14']Does the problem persist after rebooting your computer?

    If it does, you could try the following trick if the folder containing the file is not one of the "special" folders such as C:\Windows or your Documents or Pictures folder.
    - Move all files except the problem file out of the folder.
    - Delete the folder.
    - Create a new folder with the same name as the old one.
    - Move the other files into it.[/quote]

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    Wow, unlocker worked. It said it couldn't find a locked handle but can still help me with this file, what you want to do. I clicked delete it! It did. Funny tho, it wasn't in the recycle bin. Like it was a ghost!


    [quote name='viking33' post='789770' date='19-Aug-2009 16:08']If it's still there after a reboot, download this UNLOCKER. Unlocker will usually get rid of any persistent files, including ones with null characters in the name. Easy to use.[/quote]

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    [quote name='barnnies' post='789842' date='19-Aug-2009 18:08']Wow, unlocker worked. It said it couldn't find a locked handle but can still help me with this file, what you want to do. I clicked delete it! It did. Funny tho, it wasn't in the recycle bin. Like it was a ghost! [/quote]
    Glad it worked. It's a popular utility here in the Lounge. When it deletes, it really deletes, without an option to send it to the Recycle Bin.
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