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Cant delete file.

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  1. byte-me

    byte-me Thread Starter

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    I have a file on my Desktop which I can't delete. It was a file downloaded from a popular video site using a download program. This program delivers the files that initially have no extensions. You then choose what format (ie. wmv, avi, etc) that you want your video file in. The program then creates a converted file with the extension you have selected. So you finally end up with two files. The orignal file with no extension, and the file that you have converted. Lastly you delete the original downloaded file that has no extension. This has worked fine countless times. But some sort of glitch occured with one of these files a while back. I was able to create the converted file without a problem, but I can't delete the original extensionless file. Whenever I try to delete it, I get a message that the file can't be read. So I seem to have a permanent unwanted file on my Desktop. Can somebody please tell my how I can get rid of it.
     
  2. Megabite

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    How did you delete the no extensions file, using the program you have or windows?

    What is the popular video site ?
     
  3. byte-me

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    The video site is YouTube and the extensionless files were easily deleted using Windows. But that pesky file that I mentioned decided it would not be deleted no matter what I did. I even tried to get rid of it in safe mode. Nothing has worked.
     
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    Try typing this in cmd
    del “\\?\%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\[copy and paste your annoying file name]”

    hope it works.

    cheers!
     
  6. byte-me

    byte-me Thread Starter

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    Thank you for that suggestion. I will try that tomorrow and let you know.
     
  7. byte-me

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    I'll have a loot at that too. Thanks for your help.
     
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    I'm trying to install MoveOnBoot, but there's a snag. The installation panel gives this message: "EMCO MoveOnBoot requires the .NET Framework 2.0 or higher installed. The Setup cannot continue." What does this mean and how can I fix that?
     
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