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I can not delete this file that somehow showed up on me E drive (External HDD) a while back. I ignored for a while and now that I reinstalled windows, I was just happening to look at it and was like hmm I want to delete that it has no purpose. Windows gave me the lovely CANNOT DELETE, ACCESS DENIED blah blah. Now here is what I have tried thus far:

-Safe mode
-Different freeware programs (Unlocker, etc. They always fail)
-Deleting through DOS (in regular boot and safe mode)
-Many other ways...


Just try to think outside of the normal box here because I have tried everything google can through at me.
    
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post #2 of 49
Is it a running application or does it have a process or service running that it is dependant on?
Try Process Explorer it might be a solution to your problem.
The only other way is to delete it throught the command prompt in safe mode or via DOS.
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Is it a running application or does it have a process or service running that it is dependant on?
Try Process Explorer it might be a solution to your problem.
The only other way is to delete it throught the command prompt in safe mode or via DOS.
Not running any app or keeping any process running. Even the programs I used said windows doesn't have it running anything.

Tried your above solutions.
    
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did you try a application like "WhoLocksMe" , to see if its used ?
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What's the filename?
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did you try a application like "WhoLocksMe" , to see if its used ?
I said that, didn't I?

Well somehow you misread my posts but yes, I have tried that.
    
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What's the filename?
I renamed the folder to remove, then inside that is a folder called update and then inside is some file named update... It is strange...
    
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Do you think it's malware of some sort?
It's been a while since I've had a file like that...are all the hidden folders being shown?
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did you try to boot with a dos boot disk ? cause i dont see how any file could resist deleting , when you are in dos, and not in windows lol.
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post #10 of 49
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Do you think it's malware of some sort?
It's been a while since I've had a file like that...are all the hidden folders being shown?
It is no malware, unless malware wants to do nothing but sit on my external hdd... lol. All the files are shown.

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did you try to boot with a dos boot disk ? cause i dont see how any file could resist deleting , when you are in dos, and not in windows lol.
Oh I meant command prompt.
    
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