Trouble deleting a file

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  1. Jon
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    Having trouble deleting a file. When I try to delete it, it says "This is no longer located in:" and gives the directory. Tried renaming the file, same thing.

    Then I went through the command prompt to do it, and I can't seem to get the syntax correct. I used a "dir /a /x /p" to get the 8.3 filename, but when I try a "del" function it does not work.
     
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    Here, this will help:

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    Probaly a registry error.

    Tough to fix.
     
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    I figured it out. I wasn't using the entire directory name when trying the del function in the command prompt.
     
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    install eraser, right click on file, and hit erase. it securely deletes it as well (meaning no one can ever recover, including forensics companies)
     
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    I was just about to say that. You need to get 'Del' to delete the file for you.
     
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    ...I'm not trying to hide anything. It was just a file I didn't need anymore.

    Now I'm wondering what the fuck kind of stuff you have on your computer. :doubt:
     
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    Evidently nothing that can be recovered.
     
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    well eraser would have deleted the file for you, but an added feature is that it won't be recovered. and I work for a computer foresnsics company. we use eraser on all our computers, on evidence drives after cases are done, etc. we also do secure deletion for clients who need it like hospitals, DRs, law firms, etc. I always recommend it to people who need proper deletion
     
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    Now if only I could erase certain things from my real memory.
    Oh well, there is always alzheimers. :eusa_whistle:
     

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