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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    What is the file?
    – Robotnik
    Jul 30, 2012 at 4:35
  • What type of file you want to delete? Jul 30, 2012 at 4:54
  • @Robotnik video file which is not complete, 7 dose not recognize file type
    – krupal
    Jul 30, 2012 at 4:57
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    i download video from youtube by idm i recognize later that file name with <:> will will not work now i have many files i also try after end of explorer.exe
    – krupal
    Jul 30, 2012 at 5:02
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    Delete the folder that contains the file, with rmdir /q /s. If that doesn't work, try rm using cygwin.
    – user3463
    Jul 30, 2012 at 6:04

2 Answers 2


Boot your system with a Linux live CD then you should be able to delete it.

If you don't have a CD burner you can try using a flash drive with YUMI.


Or you can reboot the system to force delete a file, here are the steps:

Step1: Press Win logo key + R and then type: MSConfig.

Step2: Now, turn to Boot tab and then tick Safe Boot from Boot Options section.

Step3: Once you click on the OK button, the system will ask you to restart the system.

After successfully booting into Safe Mode, launch File Explorer and try to delete unwanted files.


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