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Forecefully delete a file through commands

How to delete a file forcefully? with some simple commands..i tried to delete the file with softwares like 'eraser' and 'avast' and'bitdefender' but the result came up with errors..
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If the file deleted is not actually deleted, why does it take so long to recover it?

When a file is deleted on your computer, only a pointer to the file is deleted. If so, why does it take so long to recover it? I coincidentally format my flash drive which used to have about 500 GB of ...
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How can I delete folder named C: inside the E:/ drive? [duplicate]

Can anyone help me figure out how could I delete this folder named C: that was in a game folder. I tried deleting using FileShredder, and this created another series of folders that end up in a folder ...
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iPhone “Recently Deleted” photos folder issue [migrated]

I experienced some embarrassing moment today. In iOS 8 (not very sure about 7) when you delete an image, it goes into another folder in the photos gallery named Recently Deleted. I know it helps ...
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remapping DEL key with Right Alt

via Autohotkey I can remap many keys to be used in combination with Right Alt, but I cannot make it with the letter DEL RAlt & o:: Send {DEL} works for the first time but cannot be repeated ...
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How to delete half of the data from notepad file quickly

I have a large notepad file and want to delete the first half of the data. I am at the midpoint now, the point at which I must do a trick to delete all the data before it. What command can help me do ...
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Setup Retention Date for Windows Explorer Files

Is there an easy way to set a retention date for the files in windows explorer folder say 'Downloads', to delete itself after a set amount of time (2 months!)? I download/install/test lots of new ...
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Deleting VMWare virtual disk?

Alright, so I think I may have made a mistake. I made a couple virtual machines, allocated them 60 gigs each, and then when I messed up I just went to the Virtual Machines folder and deleted them. ...
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Shortcut key for delete

My delete key is not working and I feel happy if I can create shortcut for both temporarily and permanently delete files using other keys.Can any one help me. Thanks in advance
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How to delete a file in all snapshots on a btrfs system?

I've set up a sophisticated backup scheme with hourly, daily, weekly, monthly backups that take up (thanks to the glory of the btrfs cow-filesystem) almost no extra space on the device. But ...
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Delete Windows-RE partitions

After an upgrade to Windows 8.1 in my dual boot system with Arch Linux, my Partition Table contains three partitions of type "Windows RE" (numbers 1, 6 and 11, see the output of gdisk -l /dev/sda ...
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Drives do not show up in Recycle Bin properties window, and $RECYCLE.BIN folder is NOT created, so I cannot allocate recycle bin space on them

This problem occurs on five computers in my office, spans three different PC models, and it suddenly occurred after using the computers without issue for about two years. All are in the same domain, ...
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.ico File not deletable on Win7 x64,why?

I have a computer running WIndows 7 x64, and I recently noticed that Files with an extension .ico on USB sticks cannot be deleted. I then tried the same on another PC, and the .ico file was properly ...
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gvfsd-trash's way of clearing the trash

One of the way that make the laptop reach for its limits is when its clearing up the trash in a gnome based DE with nautilus based FM. With the trash has about a plethora of files (for example, a copy ...
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find /data/oozie-admi/ -type d -ctime +1 | xargs rm -rf [0] command deleted /data/oozie-admi/ folder

/data/oozie-admi/ folder contains multiple directories. This command find /data/oozie-admi/ -type d -ctime +1 | xargs rm -rf [0] deleted /data/oozie-admi/ folder . Need to find out scenarios in ...
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“Deleting index entry” i lost my files

Sometimes My PC check disk on startup. Here is the log Checking file system on D: The type of the file system is NTFS. One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the ...
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file path to find folder where files deleted from recycle bin are sitting

Unfortunately my business has to close, which leaves me to sell a number of laptops off. I want to ensure any ex customer information cant be recovered after being deleted from the recycle bin by the ...
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Sdelete syntax error?

seems i have a bit of a problem here and i cant find a answer anywhere so dose anyone know's why can i run sdelete on drive D: to delete the free disk space and why can't i use it on drive C? I have ...
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Unable to remove a directory

I'm using SUSE and I'm trying to delete an empty directory When I use ls -la it shows that that it contains .fuse_hidden0000001700000010 with rw for owner (that's me not root). I cannot delete this ...
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remove gmail account from win8 mail client after the gmail account has been deactivated

i used to have a gmail account through my employer, which synched with my win8 mail client. now, i quit, and my employer has removed that account. however, win8 still wants to synch with it, fails, ...
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Delete RAID Array via PERC BIOS?

I have a an older PowerEdge 800 with a PERC 4/DC controller and RAID 1 array. Its running Windows Server 2008, and it serves as my file server (among a few other roles). I've swapped out all the ...
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What is the best way to delete all files in a user profile, without deleting the user profile in Windows 7?

I suppose this has been mentioned before, but the answers are quite inconsistent and might not totally address what I am looking for. I have a user profile created, and I want to delete all types of ...
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Windows deleted a folder without asking or confirmation

I have an USB drive, that I use for copying files from my Windows 7-based computer to my Linux-based home theather system. Media Player creates .Theater folder in disk's root folder, every time disk ...
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Don't allow users to delete their home folder in Windows Server 2012

So i have this share setup, where i have the folder "users" shared and in that folder are 2 other folders for students and teachers and each one has folders for corresponding users. I have managed to ...
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Why can't I delete files? It can only be deleted permanently

So a user has a seemingly very weird problem, but I noticed something that indicates it isn't what I initially thought it was. Most of my users are not experiencing this problem, even though they are ...
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Deleting files appears to work, but doesn't

I am attempting to delete a moderately large directory on a network shared drive. Each time I do this (using the Windows Explorer), the deletion appears to work and the file is removed from the ...
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What happens when I delete the entire Windows registry?

I've been wondering what would happen if I delete all the registry stuff. Would my PC stop working? Edit: I've edited the code, now it should delete the registry. cd %TMP% reg query HKCR> ...
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Is it possible to see when and how a file was deleted?

An application I'm working has unexpectedly deleted some data files from a folder. Is it possible in windows 7 to pull up some kind of log for that folder, to see when the files were deleted, and ...
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If I begin a mass file deletion on a network share folder, what is the load on my local PC and what is the load on the network share PC/device?

All questions are based on Windows 7 64-bit PCs and/or a Synology NAS. I'm going through an aging file server and cleaning up thousands of old documents including e-mails and attachments and tons of ...
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Permission Issues When Removing Directory

I am using Windows 8.1, and am trying to remove a directory (specifically a Cygwin install directory). I keep getting this error: You need permission to perform this action. You require permission ...
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Easy way to delete duplicate files in a folder in Windows 7

I have a folder with lots of images, where each image file has a duplicate file in the form abc.jpg and abc-1.jpg (where the latter is the duplicate file). Is there an easy way to select and delete ...
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Detect duplicate file name with different extension

I used Office File Converter (OFC) to convert my old Office documents to the newer format with a an X (docx, xlsx, pptx). OFC did not provide an option to delete converted documents. Now, I need to ...
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Trouble deleting TIFF images

I am doing some processing of TIFF images and experiencing some trouble deleting them when I am done. I make sure that I close all the processes that may be locking the file, but still the explorer ...
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Remove and delete certain local accounts [duplicate]

How can I delete a user from the command line? I am just starting working at a college and I'm inheriting a unintelligible mismash of local and domain accounts across a span of computers ranging ...
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How to safely shred unlinked files on a Unix-based file system?

Scenario: After working with a confidential file (e.g. PDF a bank statement), you typed: rm my-confidential-file (or the famous Shift-Delete action in a GUI-based file browser such as nautilus) ...
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How to remove directory with invalid name on running system root partition without third party software? [duplicate]

Somehow, most probably from one or another usb-born Linux, I got cute little directory named C: located on my C: NTFS partition, due to its peculiar name I can not operate on its directory tree as ...
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Agent.txt in User Folder

I just got a new laptop with Windows 8.1 and under the user directory (e.g. C:\Users\USER_NAME\) there is a file called: agent.txt I ran a Virus Scan and didn't find any malware... Does anyone know ...
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How do you stop the process of deleting an account on Mac?

My mac is in the process of deleting an account. So far it's taken like 5 hours. I thought that isn't how long it should take so I was wondering if their is a way to stop deleting the account. I ...
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Is there any way to undelete files not in the recycle bin on Windows? [duplicate]

Hit Shift-Delete on one directory off from the one I wanted to. The work can be redone, but it is laborious to say the least. Any recovery tools, like the old days before the recycle bin?
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To remove linux directories ending with build numbers

I have a path where there will be build directories copied, so i need to keep only latest 3 directories and delete others, not by date but with the latest build number. If i have the following ...
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How to delete half of the files in a directory?

A directory has files with names ending 001 to 100. How can you delete 2,4,6,8...100. And can that be written as a script. As soon as the directory becomes week old, this has to run. And after a month ...
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Corrupt folder won't delete in Trash

My Mac Air runs both OS X 10.9.4 and Windows 7. There is a folder that won't delete in Windows, but I successfully put it in Trash in Mac. However, I can't delete it from Trash. I have tried pressing ...
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What happens if I delete the files from Desktop synced folder?

I am using windows 7 Desktop. I want to delete files from my cloud storage. If i delete the unwanted files from desktop synced folder, Does it delete them from cloud or retains the files on cloud and ...
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How to automatically move contents of Recycle Bin to a directory in my hard drive?

Few months back, I paid a visit to my friend's house. I love deleting things from other people's hard drives. Shift & Delete are two of my favorite keys in the keyboard. To make some space, I ...
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Windows 7 deleted media folders on boot

A weird thing happened to me tonight. I installed serviio on my computer and needed to reboot. On the reboot the 2 folders with my media in them deleted all the files and it took forever to log on . ...
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How to delete a file with a bad file name?

I had a file downloaded from torrent by a media center device on an external hard disk. The file has an invalid filename such as "Movie ** 480p ** NEW.wmv" (without the quotes). I cannot delete or ...
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How can I delete root users?

This is my passwd file: root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash m:x:0:100::/home/m:/bin/bash masoudjjgh:x:1000:100:masoudjjgh:/home/masoudjjgh:/bin/bash I try to delete user m that I am created: ...
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Unable to delete emails because mailbox is full

I just realized my email mailbox is full. (I'm using imap) I looked at my emails and saw two with a size of 21MB. I wanted to delete them but whenever I try to delete I get this message from sever ...
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BAT file: Delete all files in directory older than 5 days except one file

I have a directory with many temp files. All files older than 5 days can be deleted except one file 'DoNotDelete.txt'. Therefore I should add an extra argument to my current script: forfiles /p ...
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In windows, filter and delete image based on dimension(or any search filters for that matter)

In windows explorer, I can filter a folder based on the dimension criteria, say: width:<800 height:<600 (so that I filter small images) height:>2000 (so that I filter portraits) and then delete ...