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On my desktop WIN7 I have a ZERO length file with non-ascii character name and 12 characters after the dot. I cannon delete the file, rename it, move it to another folder, or remove it from the desktop. If I try, it says "This file is no longer located in c:\Users\Dell\Desktop Verify the item location and try again" CMD shows the file on the desktop with ZERO length I downloaded and tried eraser, unlocked, or everything even remotely possible to help Nothing worked I am trying to delete this strange file. Any help would be appreciated Thank you Dave

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marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, and31415, Breakthrough, Moses, Dave May 28 '14 at 9:40

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What is the file? – gparyani Mar 5 '14 at 17:46

You might have illegal characters in file name,start a cmd instance with admin rights and run

chkdsk /V /f 

Might ask you for reboot.

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