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Removing unwanted files

By gibboo
May 27, 2008
  1. ive got a file that wont let me remove it.it says"make sure the disk is not full or write protected.i just want to remove it,how do i do it..
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Please Disable System Restore (howto)

    Then download Move On Boot from h e r e

    Once installed click on Start--> All Programs -->GiPo@Utilities-->MoveOnBoot
    Select (Browse to) your file that you want to remove

    Restart
    Confirm the file has in fact been deleted

    If it has gone, please re-enable System Restore
     
  3. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Name It

    Whats the name of the file ? Is it in a Folder ?
     
  4. gibboo

    gibboo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the file

    the file doesnt have a name,it was downloaded by my daughter from limewire,its a music video,it wont open and wont delete.
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    What do you mean?

    When you look at it, what does the filename say?
     
  6. gibboo

    gibboo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it tells me its a video clip with 0 bytes,but when you right click it it doesnt offer you a delete option.i hope its not a virus.
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    If you're using Limewire, the file is probably on someone elses computer, and Limewire has not downloaded it yet.
    (ie the file is not on your computer in the first place)

    I think there's somewhere in Limewire's settings to remove not completed (or completed) downloads.

    I'm not sure because I don't use Limewire.

    I'm sure uninstalling Limewire would remove it though.
    You could do that then restart, then run CCleaner through your computer,
    then re-install Limewire (if you still want it)
     
  8. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    video clip is a name.

    video clip is what we asked.Does it have a . after clip ?
    Can't you drag it into the Recycle Bin ?
    What type of icon is it ? Post an attachment,Send me a copy.
    :confused:
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    the file is OPENed for download and any file that is open can not be renamed, moved, or deleted.

    stop your limeware client and disconnect from the internet. It will then delete
     
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