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How to delete Undeletable files

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by alexenjen, Feb 8, 2005.

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  1. alexenjen

    alexenjen Thread Starter

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    How to delete Undeletable files on Win2k: I've tried to delete the folder/file in the following ways:

    1. Windows
    2. DOS
    3. End task - Explorer and then del from DOS
    4. Killbox
    5. reclaim ownership of folder/file
    6. Safemode to all above
    7. Replace with dummy folder/file

    I'm stumped :mad:
     
  2. cybertech

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    What is the message you are getting?
     
  3. lola2001

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    Did you check the security of the folder? I had this problem once and couldn't delete a folder. If you turn off read only it should be able to be deleted (if that is the problem).
     
  4. alexenjen

    alexenjen Thread Starter

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    NO Error Messages and not a read only file
     
  5. lola2001

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    So when you try and delete it you don't get any message at all? It just doesn't go anywhere? Weird. Have you tried running spybot, adaware or hijack this? Do you know what the file is?
     
  6. cybertech

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    What are the names of the files?
     
  7. lola2001

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    Can you copy and paste the exact name?
     
  8. alexenjen

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    [email protected],POPUN,POPUP,BELT1,BELT2,BELT3,CENTRAL,MISC,LEFT1,LEFT2,LEFT3,LEFT4,LEFT,LEFT6 (this is not the complete file name..I cant rename or copy the filename...that's why I can delete it..

    THIS FILE IS LOCATED IN :\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\
     
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    Ok, exact name does not matter. Close all of your browser windows. Move the folders out of ...\Content.IE5\*folders will be here* to c:\temp. Now try to delete them from there.
     
  10. alexenjen

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    I can t move the files anywhere...
     
  11. cybertech

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    Log on as a different user, with admin rights, and try again.
     
  12. alexenjen

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    done as network admin and local admin
     
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    If you are network admin, log off the device and do it across the network. Connect to the device via the admin share.

    If that is not working tell me what's happening, I do this every day so I know it works.
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Boot into safe mode and log in to the default administrators account

    Then using windows explorer go to the Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\
    folder and delete all the IE5 content folders there will be 4 or 5 of them

    reboot into normal mode and they will be gone
     
  15. alexenjen

    alexenjen Thread Starter

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    none of the above worked but here's what did:

    rmdir /q /s dirthatcontainsthefiles
     
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