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How do I delete a corrupted file
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dell1961



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:37 am    Post subject: How do I delete a corrupted file Reply with quote

Hi. I hope someone can help me with this as it is driving me mad. I downloaded visual slideshow but it would not do what i wanted it to do so I
went into add/remove program and deleted it.(Or so I thought) I checked to
make sure it had gone by searching for visual slideshow and it was still there.
I tried to delete it and it said deleting archive but it just went on for ages so
I clicked on cancel and it came up with the compressed/zip file is invalid or
corrupted. I tried to get rid of it in safe mode but it did the same thing and
I tried command prompt but that did no good. I have tried chkdsk but that
found nothing wrong either. I bet it will turn out to be dead easy to solve as
you could write what I know about computers on the back of a stamp.

Thanks David.
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JonS



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try this
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unlocker

I suggest you restart the computer and scan for disk errors before using it
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dell1961



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:01 pm    Post subject: How do I delete a corrupted file Reply with quote

Thanks for your prompt reply. I had tried unlocker and doing a disc scan. Unlocker would not delete it and the disc scan found nothing wrong. If I right click on open containing folder I can delete the four folders from the file but
not the file that they came out of. If I click on open all that happens is I get...
script: c:\ docume~ 1 \ locals ~ 1 \ temp\ temporary directory 16 for mod
_visuals.zip \ engine \ js \ visualslideshow.js
line : 1
char : 162
error : object expected
code : 800a138f
source : microsoft j script runtime error
The other thing that seems strange is normally with a zip file when you
right click on a zip file one of the options is extract all but when you right click on this you only get open containing folders, open , cut,copy and delete.
but when you try to delete it it says it is a zip file.
I think I may have sent this twice if so please disregard other post. Thanks David
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JonS



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) thats not a zip file as such - its a javascript container
2) those files are located in the "temp" folder and are not actually active. They are setup files and nothing to get to worried about. However the fact they won't delete suggest some sort of file corruption

To help further I need to know the version of Windows you are using and whether its 32- or 64-bit
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dell1961



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:59 pm    Post subject: How do I delete a corrupted file Reply with quote

Thanks for that.
Meanwhile back in the frozen north my operating system is windows xp professional sp2 It does not say if it is 32 or 64 bit but I think it is 32.

Thanks david
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JonS



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll almost certainly be 32-bit which means that version of Unlocker should work

Right click the file with the mouse, select "unlocker"

if you get the message "no locking file found" then simply select "delete" under "actions" and "OK" it
If you get a list of locking handles, select "unlock all" and "delete" and then select "OK"
let me know what happens

Do you know your way around DOS?
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dell1961



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: How do I delete a corrupted file Reply with quote

Hi. I have tried unlocker again but there is no way that you can do it. Normally as you say when you right click on the file one of the options given
is unlocker. However with this one when you right click the options giver are
... Open containing folder, Open , Cut , Copy , Delete and properties.
Unfortunately I don't know my way round dos but as long as it's idiot proof
I will give it a go. Oh by the way I was wrong my operating system is sp3
not 2 .

Thanks David
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JonS



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you sure you have actually installed Unlocker?
From what you say it rather sounds like the program is downloded but not installed..
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dell1961



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:09 pm    Post subject: How do I delete a corrupted file Reply with quote

Hi. I am certain it is installed as I have used it on other files to see what happened. I installed unlocker years ago but when it would not delete this file
I deleted it and installed the one that you sent the link for. This works fine
on the other files that I have used it on but not on this one.

Thanks David.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

download and run ATF cleaner from here http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/21-atf-cleaner/

When you run it tick ALL the boxes, and let it work
Reboot and see if the file is still there
If it is then you going to have to try DOS
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dell1961



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:04 pm    Post subject: How do I delete a corrupted file Reply with quote

Hi. I was sat here with everything crossed and when AFT had finished I re booted it and it searched for ages, I thought you had cracked it but then it found it. The BLEEPING thing is still there. I also tried TFC but it also seems to be imune to that. Maybe I should just pretend that it's not there as I seem to be causing you a lot of grief to get rid of a 2kb file. What do you think?

Thanks David
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dell1961



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:49 pm    Post subject: How do I delete a corrupted file Reply with quote

Hi. SUCCESS!!!!!!
I thought as a last resort before having to try going down the dos route I would try File Assassin. It is in with Malwarebytes and it did the trick.
I have done numerous searches to make sure but it has definitely gone.

Thank You so much for all your help and I am sorry for causing you so much grief over something as daft as this.
Thanks again David. Very Happy
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