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Solved: Corrupt Data file causing memory dumps

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  1. Larrydofmn

    Larrydofmn Thread Starter

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    Help! I have a file in Documents and settings\local settings\temp\temporary Internet files\content.ie5

    Windows will not let me delete the folder and when I try to open the folder I get a memory dump.

    Chkdsk /r and chkdsk /f have failed to remove the folder inside of content.ie5 that is in error.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. MaverickUK

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    Go to Start > Run > Type "cmd" and hit enter.

    When on this screen, type "cd %Userprofile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\" and hit enter. Now type "del Content.IE5" and hit enter, it will ask you yes or no, type Y, hit enter - that should be that, if not, shout back.
     
  3. Larrydofmn

    Larrydofmn Thread Starter

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    Thanks for trying to help!

    The keystrokes worked fine. The DEL produced the question asking for the Y or N to go ahead. I said Yes and got no response.

    The directory and it's invalid contents are still there.
     
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  5. Larrydofmn

    Larrydofmn Thread Starter

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    Corrected the problem I did:

    in windows Explorer I right ckicked on the offending folder and selected move.
    Then I right clicked on another folder (I created a temp folder for this) and clicked paste
    When that finished I right clicked on the offending folder and selected delete.

    Lo and behold that worked. It is now gone!
     
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