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deleting an "undeletablle" file?

Hope I can find some help here....have read various responses to my problem but most of them do not seem to work. First my computer does have the XP Professional. Anyway it seems that on CD Drive E, listed under "Temporary Files to be Written of the CD I have this file which has 0 bytes. Not sure where it came from but it was renamed. If I try to do anything with it I get the error message box "Cannot delete [name of file]..: Cannot find the specified file. Make sure you specify the correct path and file name." I have tried defragging, the MoveonBoot method, deleting in the Safe mode and no luck. It is an annoyance, there's is nothing there but it seems to block the ability to write anything for DC Drive E also? Also my computer does have Norton Ghost and is there anyway I might can use that to help? Did notice on Norton Ghost a recovery point of 45 days back or something (& the problem was not there that long ago). I don't know?

Can there be some help please?
Thanks

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Tried checkdisk to check for errors?

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Link, comment.

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http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.php and the links there lead you to how to solve the staged files issue. However I don't use the native XP CD Recording since I found it to be buggy at times.

I use CDBURNERXP instead.

Bob
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Thanks, I'll look at that site next, just got finished w/ the checkdisk and unfortunately no luck there?

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A trick that works most of the time is deleting the folder the file is in, then rebuild the folder.
And, just to check, if the delete doesn't work you might be able to drag it away with your mouse to some temp folder that you can delete?

But this special staging file might be protected against delete.
Or just as well it's possible that you can delete it and it will be recreated automatically at reboot (after all it's in the Documents and Settings of each individual user, so it isn't something fixed when installing Windows XP).
Or maybe you can delete it, but the manual rebuilded one won't have the right properties so the native XP write doesn't work anymore. I wouldn't consider the last a real problem: use a real burning program or see if it is included in TweakUI's options to reset the properties of the special folders.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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Not sure I understand this? I do know that I'm unable to move the file (or delete or rename) w/o getting an error block sayin that the specified file cannot be found. I have absolutely no idea what it's extension is either?

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W#hat I suggested was ...

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Delete the folder that contains the file. That's C:\Documents and Settings\Kim\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning according to your post below. If it doesn't work try it in Safe Mode or - if really necessary - from the recovery console.

The alternative would be to create a new user account (like Kim, say Kim2), move all your files except this one (that you can't move), redo some settings and finally delete the old user Kim. That's a feasible operation.

Kees

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You might try this...

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Whenever I get a file that I cannot delete I do this (and I learned this from one of the moderators about a year ago):
Start the computer in Safe Mode
Go to the file and right click and go to "Properties" A window will come up with 3 tabs
Click the Security Tab
From there you can "take control" of the file
Sometimes I have to type in the word "Everyone".
Close out Properties and right click the file. It should now delete. I'm not a Tech or even real computer knowledgeable but this has always worked for me.

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This didn't seem to work either? When I right click on the file, nothing happens? The entire file name is C:\Documents and Settings\Kim\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning\AhhhhhOhhh... but it contains 0 bytes and I cannot seem to rename, move, delete or even copy it? I can bring up the folder if that means anything?

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Check this link...

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Finally solved

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Found the only way to get rid of that thing was to restore back (using my Norton Ghost thing) to a time before the problem arose. Of course had to download some things again but that was no problem. I thank everyone for trying to help.

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