Deleting stubborn 0 KB files using delinvfile utility

By kirock ยท 10 replies
Nov 4, 2005
  1. Originally posted by nilesp:
    From this previous thread:


    Just thought I might title the subject in Utilties Forum for easier search engine access.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503


    Download PocketKillbox here: Extract it from the zip file, remember where it goes.
    Double-click on Killbox.exe to run it. In the "Paste Full Path of File to Delete" box, fill in the full path/filename you want to delete.
    Click on the Action menu and choose "Delete on Reboot". In the Action menu select "Process and Reboot".
    When prompted to reboot, do so.

    To delete files with 'funny' characters (? etc.) in it:
    Get deletefxpfiles from

    To delete files that keep saying 'in use':
    Get DrDelete from e.g.
    You may need to run RegEdit to delete registry calls to that file. Do a Search for that filename in RegEdit.

    Another one for stubborn files:
    Get Unlocker from
  3. joruma

    joruma TS Rookie

    The delinvfile was the greatest thing that has happened to me in the last 72 hours. I had a very stubborn file with a file name that had 179 characters and refused to be deleted by all possible advised methods until delinvfile Thanks a million for the is post

  4. tazz7272

    tazz7272 TS Rookie

  5. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Yep:) Very nice program.


  6. eye_writ

    eye_writ TS Rookie


    Hi guys, just registered to say thanks for pointing myself and others in the direction of got rid of a pesky super-long file from my desktop that I've been struggling to delete for ages. Thanks very very much! [​IMG]
  7. indian_1980

    indian_1980 TS Rookie


    hello everyone
  8. wen9x88

    wen9x88 TS Rookie Posts: 113

    how to know which files is safe to deleted?
    because this software cannot restored once you deleted the files.
    and my computer have many weird files,i hope i can deleted it.
    i always use CCleaner and CleanUp! but it just can deleted normal files only.
  9. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,221

    What is your problem and what are trying to delete?
  10. wen9x88

    wen9x88 TS Rookie Posts: 113

    my problem is :how can i confirm that files can deleted without damage system
    i trying to delete is :all useless files with weird name example: SQ23B4~1.SQM and others.
  11. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 443

    If you were to just type in .sqm files in the google search box, you will find a lot of entries on what those files are, what they do and how to get rid of them. They are basically log files from microsoft messenger and some other MS programs. Looks to be they are either log files or phone home customer data files. The consensus seems to be they don't belong in the root directory regardless what they are. I'd suggest you do a search to figure out which of the programs you are using and the appropriate area to disable the entries or uninstall the corresponding program. Apparently they can be removed but on the next reboot, they will be back.

    DANG! LOL I hate when I post in year old threads!
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