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Cannot delete file in windows explorer

  1. #1


    Posts : 28
    win 8.1

    Cannot delete file in windows explorer


    OK, here's a weird one for you:
    I have a .txt file that I can see in explorer. When I try to delete it it says "could not find this item"...
    It's definitely not a virus. Also no bad sectors or anything like that.
    I tried deleting it in safe mode. Didn't work.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Bob,

    You might see if the free program FileASSASSIN or Unlocker may be able to delete it for you.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 28
    win 8.1


    Assassin failed but Unlocker actually did it!
    Thanks!
    I've had that file on my computer of an year. LOL
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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Cannot delete file in windows explorer
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