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Deleting a mysterious .jpg

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by macwoni, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. macwoni

    macwoni Thread Starter

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    O.k. So I'm a little worried about this JPEG file on my computer.I went to go delete after clicking on it because nothing popped up at all.When I right click it my options are Open,Edit,Print,Preview,Open With..., and Send To.So then I tried left clicking and selecting "File" Then "Delete" and it still didn't do anything,it just stayed there.Tried dragging it onto my recycle bin and nothing,still there.Scanned it for a virus with Norton and it said "The above file name is invalid".I'm completely stuck,I don't know if it's a virus or if somebody's tracking me but I can't even open it any ideas?.
     
  2. devil_himself

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    What happens when you try to open it ............................
     
  3. Striker840

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    Did you download this file?
    If you did not knowingly download this file, do NOT open it. Ask a security expert with the gold shield next to their name to assist you in this.
     
  4. The Hound

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    Try this...

    Right click the file, select 'properties'=uncheck 'read only'. Close the properties box.
    Right click, select rename, rename it something short, like 'a'. No quotes, no special symbols. Try deleting it again.

    If the file name is too long, or contains certain special characters (for instance if the filename is the complete url where it was downloaded from), you may run into this problem.
     
  5. macwoni

    macwoni Thread Starter

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    see the only problem is there is no properties under the right click menu!

    it is open edit print preview open with send to
    and when i click on them they don't do anything...the file just sits there.No error message whatsoever.
     
  6. Augie65

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    You can try and delete it in safe mode or you can try MoveOnBoot to delete the file.
     
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