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Was downloading a file and for some reason got a file called itunes.exe stuck in my downloads folder in windows 10.

I've restarted deleted desktop.ini files, run cmd and gone into the directory, run anti-virus to check for viruses, etc.

I also went into safe mode and tried to delete it there.

Can anyone make any suggestions?

Also tried iobit unlocker. It sees the file and says it successfully unlocks it but still cannot be deleted.

Thanks










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Boot to a Linux LiveUSB, CD, or DVD or Ultimate Boot CD (or one of the many similar live disks) and try deleting it with that. That normally works for me.
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    Sometimes problems like this are caused by file system errors.  Run "chkdsk C: /f /v /x" from an Administrative command prompt, follow the prompts to schedule a disk check, and reboot your PC.  While it is booting, it should do a disk check visibly on the boot screen (I mention this because some PCs have an issue that makes chkdsk think the user pressed a key to cancel the disk check).  Once back in Windows, see if you can delete the file now.
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