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Unable to delete media file

  1. #1

    Unable to delete media file

    Hello all, I have this pesky media file that I am unable to delete from my system. I made the mistake of changing the file extension when I downloaded it with BitTorrent and now I can't remove it. I have searched for location w/ windows native search and w/ Search Everything app and both indicate it is where it is-arg. I have tried deleting in safe mode, tried Unlocker and FileExile but I stiil get this. Oh I also tried changing file extension to what it is supposed to be but again no go.
    I have Win 8.1 pro 64

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    VERY ANNOYING- any help would be much appreciated.

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  2. #2

    right click the file and select properties. and put up a picture of the file.. where is the location it shows in the properties of the file?
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    Hey brooksdun, that was the first thing I did but here are the shots
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    Every app and prog tells me the file is where it is supposed to be yet I'm unable to delete it-Arg
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  4. #4

    I wonder it if has anything to do with the name: Luther.3x01. (note trailing period).

    Can you see the file from a Command Prompt window?

    cd \users\telepod\Downloads
    dir luther*

    If only one shows, then try using wild card characters to delete it.

    del luther*
    del luther.3x*

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  5. #5

    definitely try command prompt to delete.. yes try that.

    Post results.
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  6. #6

    Thanks alot both you guys. Feel kind of daft for not going the command prompt route. Thanx again.
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