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#1 sbsd

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Posted 06 July 2004 - 05:36 AM

There are a few files I am trying to delete to the Recycle Bin, but when I do, Windows gives me a warning message saying that they canīt find the file and canīt read from the sourcefile or something. I try to rename the file, but thatīs impossible.

Edited by sbsd, 06 July 2004 - 05:37 AM.


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Posted 06 July 2004 - 09:58 AM

Can you browse to the folder the files are in?


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Posted 06 July 2004 - 10:03 AM

Make sure you are set to show hidden files and folders:
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#4 sbsd

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Posted 06 July 2004 - 01:21 PM

"Can you browse to the folder the files are in?"
Yup.

"Make sure you are set to show hidden files and folders"
They files are actually in a hidden folder.

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Posted 06 July 2004 - 02:53 PM

What type of files are they?
The way that Windows deals with files can cause a problem, as it attempts to read them into memory before doing anything with them, including deletion.

If you are certain that the files are not wanted, try rebooting to command prompt, and then delete the files.
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#6 sbsd

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Posted 06 July 2004 - 03:01 PM

The files are in a folder named Content.IE5(whatīs that?) in a Temporary Internet Files folder. The files are how do you say it, unknown to the system. They have that icon that indicates that Windows doesnīt know which program they should open it with or how to say.

Itīs really strange. I deleted all folders I could in the Content.IE5 folder, but some of those folders have been re-created, but are empty. :unsure:

Edited by sbsd, 06 July 2004 - 03:05 PM.





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