Deleting a rogue file

  cliffoa 20:40 17 Oct 2010

For some reason in my user folder where I keep my main docs, music and pics, there's a rogue file with the extension below. Not sure how it got there, probably an old online game my son used to play. But every time I try to highlight or right click on it to delete it, it closes the Explorer window down. Any ideas how I might get rid of it?

File is:


  iscanut 21:12 17 Oct 2010

Is it worth trying the "old" method such as opening a DOS window and deleting from there ? If using XP, click on Run and type CMD. This will ope a window and then type Del followed by the path and file name of the file.

eg DEL C;\user folder\jagex_runescape_preferences.dat

  iscanut 21:13 17 Oct 2010

Typed semi colon instead of colon in error , should be C:\......

  woodchip 21:25 17 Oct 2010

Have you tried Deleting it in Safe Mode

  cliffoa 22:16 17 Oct 2010

Thanks for your suggestions. The Dos route didn't work iscanut, but woodchip's suggestion to try deleting it in Safe Mode worked fine. Must have been quite a corrupt file though, as when I went into recycle bin to empty it, it started closing down the recycle bin. However when I right clicked recycle bin and emptied it without opening it, it worked okay, so I am finally shut of it. Thanks for helping me find the solution.

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