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I just ran the command del *.*.* --force to remove a virtualbox disk image, but CMD printed out a bunch of "Access is denied" errors. Is my PC hosed, or is it still in working condition? I was running CMD in admin mode

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  • the asterisks are spaced because otherwise superuser treats it as formatting.
    – j. kay
    Aug 12, 2017 at 5:55
  • use backticks. Feel free to fix the command if its wrong
    – Journeyman Geek
    Aug 12, 2017 at 5:58

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Depends in which directory you used the command and with what rights. Perhaps try restarting your computer and see if some problems are showing up or some files are missing.

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  • I used the command in the C:\Users\<user-name>\VirtualBox VMs folders and command prompt was in administrator mode.
    – j. kay
    Aug 12, 2017 at 15:34
  • None system critical files should have been deleted. Only files with 2 dots (*.*.*) in the filename. Aug 12, 2017 at 16:15

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