Remove modified file

  tonyx1302 09:37 20 Oct 2006

How can I remove an empty modfied file that is sitting on my desktop please. I have tried to delete but am told ' Cannot delete file. Cannot read from the source file or disk'. I have also tried restore,CCleaner,CleanUP etc but still it remains !

With thanks


  johnnyrocker 09:42 20 Oct 2006

try in safe mode?


  tonyx1302 09:49 20 Oct 2006

Morning jonnyrocker. Thanks for that. Will give it a try and check back in ten mins.


  tonyx1302 09:59 20 Oct 2006

Tried that jr but it no luck. I get the same response...Cannot delete file etc


  tonyx1302 10:46 20 Oct 2006

Bump.. Have tried jonnyrocker's suggestion but unsuccesful and have also tried drag and drop it into recycle bin but still cannot dump it


  tonyx1302 12:38 20 Oct 2006

Bump. Any suggestions please


  tonyx1302 14:48 20 Oct 2006

Had tried everything I could think of including johnnyrockers post, to delete an empty file on my desktop which was really annoying me. Before totally giving up and resorting to try hiding it behind a desktop icon, I went to the search forum and from a previous post a member recommended a little free prog called 'Unlocker' for this sort of problem.. Downloaded it and it blitzed it instantly.

I will leave this open for a while so other members can see the answer

This forum is priceless!


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