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Thread: Undeletable file + windows explorer problems

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    Hector Garfria's Avatar
    17,999 posts since Mar 2009

    Undeletable file + windows explorer problems

    So I have a wmv file but it reads off as ".wmv-" at the end.

    I managed to get it into the recycle bin but it wont delete. I tried using a program's "open" which should bybass window's indexing feature but still no luck.

    I'm guessing it's a corrupted file and explorer cannot complete the indexing but never gives up.


    Now I'm noticing my entire explorer is slowing down. whenever I open it up it loads everything but then tries to refresh which never finishes, and the left pane where it has "favorites, desktop, computer, homegroup etc." has small magnifying glasses in each tab going forever.

    I just want to know if anything can be done or should I just system restore.

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    can you delete it from the cli using hard quotes?

  3. #3
    Hector Garfria's Avatar
    17,999 posts since Mar 2009

    Motherfucka, yes I can. Thanks.

    I went ahead and ran "cleanmgr" and deleted unnecessary files on my c drive, thumbnails was one of them. Windows explorer is running fine now too.

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    Hector Garfria's Avatar
    17,999 posts since Mar 2009

    AHAHAHA I forgot about the badge thing.

    You deserve it champ

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    I was kidding. I'm making light of the fact that I know fuck all about windows anymore. My first sysadmin job was replacing a windows admin. I had no fucking clue what I was doing then, nor do I now.

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    Hector Garfria's Avatar
    17,999 posts since Mar 2009

    Ah, welp, it helped me out.

  8. #8
    well that was the intention. glad it helped.
    /thread

  9. #9
    SchildConstruct's Avatar
    2,160 posts since Oct 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by digtastik View Post
    I was kidding. I'm making light of the fact that I know fuck all about windows anymore. My first sysadmin job was replacing a windows admin. I had no fucking clue what I was doing then, nor do I now.
    Keeping with tradition! Good job!

    (The most clueless Windows admins are those who are Microsoft Certified Professionals, at least until MS changed the exam format w/ Win7. Hooooboy.)

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