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Old March 1st, 2008
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Default same problem

Originally Posted by Spudman714 View Post son downloaded a very raunchy file and I cannot delete it. It is an mpeg file, but it does not run. I cannot change the file name. If I right-click, in only get options such as play, burn to cd, add to play list, etc. I downloaded unlocker and it does not come up in the menu when I right-click. It does come up in other files that I don't want to delete.

I have tried other programs today to get it deleted, but nothing works. I tried to go to safe mode, but it would not delete that way either. Several other files did, others I found by searching on certain words, so I found other stuff also. But I am stumped.

It wouldn't be so bad if I could at least change the file name, but that won't work. Help!

Hey if you find out will please let me know? Thanks. * Edit Personal Email Address*

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Old April 25th, 2008
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Hi, i have uninstalled LW from my computer, but there are still movie mpeg files still on my computer. When i try delete them it comes up with a note saying this is no longer located in C:\Users so on son... they just wont delete it keeps asking if id like to try again. Iv tried unlocker but it says it cannot find a locking hadle what would you like to do, action: I go to delete and it says cannot delete file would you like to to do requested action on next rebot, i go ok, i rebot but files are still there, its like the names still there but nothing can be found with it. Any help would be great!
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Old April 25th, 2008
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Im using vista home premium, its a pain in the ****! I tried f8 at start up but it does nothing, it just continues to log in window.
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Old April 25th, 2008
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And, straight from the horse's as..........

Windows Vista Help: Start your computer in safe mode

I am sure that you will find the OFFICIAL guidelines far more helpful than anything you could get here.
As in, Push F8 at Startup !

btw, Where is the pain ? I am not familiar with **** - But then, with Vista, it's a whole body and mind bad experience, eh ?
What a con... Love the new promised file system ! (The one they never delivered.) Only thing to do with Vista is practice removing it so you can help your friends !

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Old April 27th, 2008
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Default File Would Not Delete


Got It! It was in "My Music" folder. I went for it and deleted this folder. I know it sounds crazy! It would delete the folder as a whole but not the particular file by itself. Then I done a system startup scan with the blue screen set it tp autofix errors. It reinstated the Folder. It was just empty now. So I replaced the good music files with a back up.
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Old December 11th, 2008
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Angry Everything else does not work

I have a mpg file. Several actually. Which all have been deleted. However, I go to Search under the START Tab on the vista. It displays some of the mpg's that have been deleted. I go to delete them, it says " This is no longer located in *******. Verify the items location and try again. WHich they all say that. I have tried the "unlocker". Alot of shortcut fix programs. Registry fix programs. History deleters. EVERYTHING. Im getting tired of it saying its not there, when there it is on my screen, its there. So obviously the computer is stupid?
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Old December 11th, 2008
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So you tried this one? DelinvFile - Utility for Deleting Invalid Files and Folders

'If' the download file is still in your downloads list in LW, then press the Cancel button. CLOSE LimeWire, (you will have to sacrifice your incomplete files to do this), delete your LW preferences Point #2 or most likely 3 in Fixes for Limewire (sample image included at bottom of page.) OR if VISTA see instructions for finding the folder here & delete it. To double-check, go to your LW incomplete folder & remove any files called Downloads.dat or Downloads.bak

If that does not do the trick, then create a new folder, move all your good files to it, delete the entire folder where this 'rogue' file is. Then rename the folder you created to be exact to the older one & move it back. See if that works.
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Old December 18th, 2008
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That deleting the "rogue file" by isolating it in the original folder helped. Thanks lord of the rings...if it wasnt for you...the file from hell wouldve been pissing me off even more.
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Old June 20th, 2009
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Confused Downloading problems

I have a problem similar to the ones that have been mentioned and would appreciate any help. I downloaded a file and tried to move it to another folder. I was notified file was being used by another program and could not be moved or deleted. I tryed to close all programs including limewire but it didn't work. Then my shared folder and "my computer" folders started to freeze. I finally had to delete my shared folder and create a new one to get rid of the file. The freezing disappeared but I developed a new problem after restarting the computer. Upon reopening limewire, I got a notice that my old incomplete files could not be resumed. Now my library displays that these files have made 0% progress even though they are in my incomplete folder in their unfinished state. I would deeply appreciate any ideas. Thanks.
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