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Deleting 0k files

By Eminent87 ·
Hi,

I'm having problem deleting 4 files in the ...\temporary internet files\content ie\. The files shows up as empty and the on the properties page there is nothing there except for the general tab. I have tried deleting it in safe mode, in dos and holding down the shift button but nothing work. when I tried to delete it I get "Error deleting file. Cannot delete file: the file appears to be empty." This is on a XP system. Please help!!!


By the way, what is going on with Techrepublic? I can't seem to search for Q&A anymore.

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by shasca In reply to Deleting 0k files

Try running lavasofts Adaware on this PC to see if your browser has been hijacked. You can also set your browser to delete temp. internet files when you close it each time Tools/internet optons/advanced put a check "in empty temporary internet files when browser is closed".

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Sorry, I tried all that already but still no luck. Thanks for trying though.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Deleting 0k files

Write down the path to the file, Boot to DOS and type DEL followed by the path.

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by TheChas In reply to Deleting 0k files

Check the name and date on the files.
There are a few files that Windows stores in the temp folder that are system files.

You cannot delete them, as they are actually in use by Windows.

The only way to possibly delete them, is to boot from a boot disk and browse the C: drive to get to the files that way.
If your drive is a NTFS volume, you will need a utility for DOS to access the drive.
Check out the utility page at www.systeminternals.com

Chas

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