delete unknown file?

  rithym 11:09 05 Sep 2005
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Hello folks
Hoping someone can help me delete a file that has suddenly appeared on my drive. When i run XP pro as normal and click on the file in explorer i get message access denied. I have tried booting from XP pro disc and running recovery console, navigating in DOS to the file but again when i try to open or delete i get access denied.
Anyone know how i can remove/ delete this file please?

TIA Richard

  SurfMonkey _#:@}™ 11:19 05 Sep 2005

create a new folder put file in folder delete the folder

  dave_and_confused 11:20 05 Sep 2005

create a new folder put file in folder delete the folder

Access will still be denied.

  dave_and_confused 11:20 05 Sep 2005

What is the file name?

  mattyc_92 11:22 05 Sep 2005

and where is this file located?

  SurfMonkey _#:@}™ 11:26 05 Sep 2005

works for me

  SurfMonkey _#:@}™ 11:27 05 Sep 2005

is the file being used by some thing else

  rithym 11:31 05 Sep 2005

Problem drive is G: external usb2 250GB just used for storage of music files.Problem folder name is UPDATE not sure whats in it ACCESS DENIED all the time

Have created new folder and placed UPDATE into it but still ACCESS DENIEDwhen i try to delete. Also tried safe mode again ACCESS DENIED

  griffon 56 12:25 05 Sep 2005

In 'Properties' you might find that the 'Read Only' box has been ticked. Untick it, tick'Archive' and click 'Apply'. The file should then be deletable.

  mattyc_92 12:26 05 Sep 2005

Have you checked the permissions for the file/folder?

  dave_and_confused 12:42 05 Sep 2005

Maybe you should be tryign to delete it - see click here for another example.

What is the file name and location?

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