2
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2answers
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Cannot delete folder or files inside

I have a rather strange problem. I have encountered a folder with a file in it, that I can neither see or delete. This is, I believe, a rootkit and I am desperate to get it off my machine. I am logged ...
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1answer
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Delete files older than 7 days in folder and its subfolder [duplicate]

I need to have a windows batch file which does delete all files which are older than 7 days in a folder and its subfolders without deleting any folders.
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0answers
29 views

Can't delete nested libraries file

So, the thing is - I installed Arduino some time ago, and all of a sudden it stopped working. I did som ressearch, but found no answers, until some days ago when I stumbled upon something ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

Deleted IMAP account/Personal folder… safe to delete *pst files?

I recently deleted IMAP accounts in Outlook 2007 as well as a Personal Folder that was no longer essential. (Just in case I repented of that decision, the Personal Folder was backed up and transferred ...
0
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0answers
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Mac OS: don't delete file while renaming

I remapped my Mac keybindings, so that files are deleted by pressing just the delete key, like in Windows. Unfortunately, when renaming a file and pressing delete ("forward delete one character"), ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Is there a delete trigger called on deleting an html file?

How is it that when I delete the file, say Stack Overflow.htm, the folder Stack Overflow_files is automatically deleted along with it? And does this user have control over this? Strictly talking for ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

How can I mass delete all the files in a directory that contain only one line?

I used a data recovery program to recover a bunch of overwritten text and the stuff that I want (previous versions of the overwritten files) is hidden amongst thousands of .txt, .json, .h and .html ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

How to delete files carved by Scalpel?

Scalpel is a Linux utility which is traditionally used to recover files on the basis of file signatures, that is in a manner that is unaware of the file system. Can we also use it for doing the ...
0
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0answers
34 views

Can't delete folder due to incorrect syntax / name [duplicate]

Somehow I have a folder called "http:" on my computer, I can't delete or access or rename it. When I try to delete I get the message "The file name you specified is not valid or too long, specify a ...
0
votes
1answer
328 views

RSync move files to a different directory if they were deleted on the server

So right now I use rsync to synchronize files with a server. Sometimes the files on the server are deleted (I know about the --delete option and I do not use it) and those files are left in my local ...
0
votes
4answers
195 views

Accidentally deleted all Visual Studio 2012 Win32 files. I need advice

So, I have Visual Studio 2012, and I found that there was no windows form application. No problem, I found that I could download the files and follow the instructions, to get the windows form ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

File apparently doesn't exist when attempting to delete it

A month or so back, I untarred the Linux source in a folder in Cygwin (I was curious as to whether or not it would compile with MinGW 'cause my other computer running Linux is a slow single core ...
1
vote
1answer
73 views

Can not delete windows user files [duplicate]

As I was experimenting with windows I made a lot of new users accounts that I don't need anymore. Now I deleted them in control panel, but the user files stay in local disk and can't be deleted.So how ...
0
votes
1answer
395 views

how to delete FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

I'm trying to delete the file C:\Windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl because of this link to do a clean Flash Player install. However I am having problems deleting it. It says: cannot delete ...
1
vote
2answers
377 views

Can't delete file

There's a file on the desktop that hangs when I try to rename it and when I try to delete it the message "Preparing to recycle: discovering items" shows up and hangs there. I also can't access the ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

Trying to delete large, redundant user file 166MB. Recycle bin hold up

Using Win 7, 64 bit. Recently Dell had to create a new user file for me, to solve a corruption problem. All good, but when I try to delete the original user file (166MB) I get the error msg about ...
1
vote
2answers
437 views

How to delete a file containing dots and backslashes in Fedora 17

I'm using Fedora 17 and I generated a folder named .\data\ from code How can I delete this file from the command line?
2
votes
0answers
683 views

Why don't I have permission to open a file in my documents?

In Windows 7, I am trying to open a file in my documents. When I do, I get the error message: You don't have permission to open this file. Contact the file owner or an administrator to obtain ...
6
votes
4answers
1k views

Deleting a Windows 7 file with a name ending in a dot

After installing Cygwin on Windows 7 and realising I'm better of with using Linux on a different partition, I wanted to uninstall it. However, Cygwin has no uninstaller so I was left with the option ...
3
votes
3answers
792 views

Why can I rename a running executable, but not delete it?

Everything is in the title, but more officially : Why does Windows let me rename a running executable, but not delete it?
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vote
2answers
498 views

how to delete **this** file

this one is odd: I have two partitions on my computer, one for linux (ubuntu 12.latest) and one for window 7. I use grub to choose the system to boot. I made a Screenshot in Linux and saved it on the ...
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vote
3answers
3k views

Delete Remove 0 byte file Windows 7 64 bit

I have a file whose size is 0 bytes, there is no file extension, just says FILE. When I try to remove it an error message appears, saying "Could not find this item". Used CMD.exe, still would not ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to force delete a file in Windows 7?

I know this question is asked but there is no solution for me. I tried unlocker, fileassassin, lockhunter and commnd prompt to delete file but it didn't work.
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votes
1answer
3k views

Delete all files inside a directory over FTP with BASH

I try to delete all files from a directory on a remote FTP server with BASH. I was only able to delete the files and the folder, but not just clearing a folder out.. :/
0
votes
0answers
312 views

How to delete *.vmdk files?

I can't seem to delete *.vmdk files and related on Mac OS X 10.6.8 with sudo rm: $ sudo rm -rf /Volumes/Temp/vm/ rm: /Volumes/Temp/vm//MarukoVM/nvram: Read-only file system rm: ...
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vote
2answers
91 views

Is it possible for a directory to get unlinked while its contained files remain?

I used to wonder why deleting directories via PHP or shell wasn't as easy as it was in Windows with just clicking delete. I realize now that deleting is simply unlinking files from the file allocation ...
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vote
2answers
325 views

Cannot delete, rename, copy, move file (picture) on windows 7

I have a problem about deleting files in windows 7 What causes it? here i cannot rename, delete, move, copy the file (picture). solution please
0
votes
2answers
740 views

Delete un-wanted files from a folder based on file type

I need help on finding a tool to delete certain files with a specific file types from a directory on Windows. Lets say I have a folder with 500 files, 150 files with extension .pdf, and 350 with ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I recursively delete all files or folders whose names match a pattern in Windows?

For the file example, I would like to delete all files matching .+?[a-f0-9]{4}.html (i.e. any html file ending in a four digit hexadecimal). So paged47c.html would be deleted, but page.html would ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

Can't delete file because the item is in use [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A file is still in use when trying to empty the Trash – how can I remove it? I recently downloaded Python, got confused, and deleted it. Everything went fine, until I ...
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votes
4answers
34k views

Cant delete files that “do not exist” but appear in my download directory

There are three videos that I've downloaded. I moved them to a different folder where I put all my videos, however a copy of the files still show up in my download directory. I tried (in Explorer ...
0
votes
2answers
717 views

Handle Sysinternals software does not accept -c parameter

I am trying to close a handle to a locked file in Windows, using Sysinternals Handle software (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896655). First I search for opened handle: handle.exe ...
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vote
1answer
205 views

What is the difference between moving a file to Trash and using Terminal to rm it?

What is the difference between moving a file to Trash and using the Terminal to rm it? What is the idea behind the scenes?
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vote
2answers
681 views

'del /s *.svn' returns “Access is denied” error on Windows 7

I'm trying to delete all .svn files from a folder and all of its subfolders so I'm doing this from the command line: del /s *.svn However, all I get is this for each .svn file: Access is ...
1
vote
1answer
525 views

Why would rmdir /s fail but still delete the innermost subdirectory?

I had a directory structure (src/...) created by Cygwin's 7za.exe. From a command prompt I ran rmdir /s /q src. This resulted in error messages (paraphrasing as my DOS shell has long since ...
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vote
0answers
341 views

How do I properly get rid of the .backupmanager files on my Acer 7741z?

On my Acer 7741z, I have over 3,000 Acer .backupmanager files to delete as per a post I just found on SuperUser. However, do I have to delete each .backupmanager file one at a time or is there a ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

OSX: The item XYZ.txt~ can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted

I'm trying to delete a file under OSX Lion, but can't. I get the following message: The item XYZ.txt~ can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted. Here's what I've tried: select ...
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votes
3answers
5k views

Can't delete an invincible 0 byte file

I have a file whose size is 0 bytes. When I try to remove it an error message appears, saying "Could not find file". Here is the list of things I've tried to delete the file: Rebooted Reset folder ...
11
votes
3answers
31k views

How do I delete directory trees via console on Windows 7?

I want to delete the whole content of a specified folder on Windows 7 via batch file. My problem is, that 'del' or 'erase' only deletes the files, not the folders and 'rmdir' or 'rd' Always deletes ...
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votes
4answers
5k views

How to lock a file against deletion but still make it writeable?

I want to make a file locked against deletion but still be writeable. How do I do this? The file in question is a truecrypt volume as a file on a NAS SMB Network share, so I don't want to ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Accidentally deleted .bashrc file in Ubuntu 11.04

I just installed Ubuntu and accidentally deleted .bashrc file in Ubuntu 11.04 Is there a way to recover it or a default one?
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vote
1answer
360 views

Extract executable/script from memory in (Ubuntu) Linux

Okay, on Linux, when I delete a running executable or script, it usually (for me, pretty much always, but I don't know if it will work in every case) continues to run without any problems. So I've got ...
0
votes
1answer
219 views

Deleted files recovery

I was working on my Ubuntu lab machine and unconsciously deleted the project files I was working on. I have been working on the project for the past 10 days. Is there a way to restore the files? I ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Find and remove all empty files

How can I search all empty files of non-root system and delete them?
8
votes
6answers
9k views

How to delete all but one file in Unix? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to delete all files in a directory except some? How to delete all but one(or some) file in Unix ? Something like rm -rf -ignore myfile.txt *
6
votes
5answers
11k views

Bash script to keep last x number of files and delete the rest

I have this bash script which nicely backs up my database on a cron schedule: #!/bin/sh PT_MYSQLDUMPPATH=/usr/bin PT_HOMEPATH=/home/philosop PT_TOOLPATH=$PT_HOMEPATH/philosophy-tools ...
2
votes
2answers
301 views

why can't i delete this file on my pc

i am trying to install some software and it requires removing the following file: cd %SYSTEMROOT%\assembly\GAC rename Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Old the ...
7
votes
4answers
2k views

Recover open but deleted file on Linux using ln instead of cp

Say I have a file that's downloading (from a source that's hard to re-download from), but accidentally deleted from the filesystem namespace (/tmp/blah), and I'd like to recover this file. Normally I ...
4
votes
5answers
7k views

How to delete a file that contains spaces in the file name?

I have a file with this name "Registering wrong app ", there are a few spaces in the file name, now I can't delete it, it won't even let me change file name, I also tried to delete it from my Java ...
5
votes
4answers
4k views

Windows 7 delayed file delete

I'm stuck with a pretty rare problem that happens on Windows 7 OS only. Every time I'm deleting the file with *.exe extension through explorer, the file doesn't get deleted immediately. I'm forced to ...