Deleting unwanted file

  Yimbo 17:58 31 Jan 2006

I cannot delete a video clip which has placed iteslf in "My Documrents - Incomplete file". Nothing happens when I choose "Edit - select all" then "File - delete". It resists all my known methods of getting rid of it. It also appears not to respond to any other command. I use Windows XP home. How can I make it go away?

  spanneress 18:02 31 Jan 2006

Have you tried booting up in safe mode and removing it?

  Gongoozler 18:09 31 Jan 2006

This looks like an interesting way to remove an undeletable file click here

  bremner 18:11 31 Jan 2006

If you uninstall Limewire then the file will be removable.

  VoG II 18:18 31 Jan 2006
  T0SH 20:00 31 Jan 2006

Create a small text file, save it to a temporary directory with exactly the same name and extension as the problem file
Then copy paste or drag drop it to the problem file directory, when asked if you want to overwrite say yes

Cheers HC

  CHAIRLEG 21:07 31 Jan 2006

Have you tried going into limewire incomplete files and deleting from there and then going back to file in c and then deleting again leaving incomplete folder empty.

  Yimbo 23:51 01 Feb 2006

I've now been able to delete the rogue file!

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