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Old June 2nd 07, 02:33 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Nealks
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Default cannot delete file -- cannot read from source file or disk

I have an Icon on my desktop that I "cannot delete file -- cannot read from
source file or disk" The file has no extension. Properties show File Type =
"File" It has 0 bytes. It does not list using a command prompt, and it
won't rename, cut, or delete from destop or windows explorer. Any ideas?

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Old June 2nd 07, 03:44 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Leonard Grey
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Default cannot delete file -- cannot read from source file or disk

Nealks:

Can you delete it in Safe Mode?

---
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Errare humanum est

Nealks wrote:
I have an Icon on my desktop that I "cannot delete file -- cannot read from
source file or disk" The file has no extension. Properties show File Type =
"File" It has 0 bytes. It does not list using a command prompt, and it
won't rename, cut, or delete from destop or windows explorer. Any ideas?

  #3  
Old June 2nd 07, 05:03 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Nealks
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Default cannot delete file -- cannot read from source file or disk

No. And it does not list it using a command prompt. The Icon also appears
somewhat transparent on the desktop. It does list in explorer in the desktop
directory, but can't be changed in any way.

"Leonard Grey" wrote:

Nealks:

Can you delete it in Safe Mode?

---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Nealks wrote:
I have an Icon on my desktop that I "cannot delete file -- cannot read from
source file or disk" The file has no extension. Properties show File Type =
"File" It has 0 bytes. It does not list using a command prompt, and it
won't rename, cut, or delete from destop or windows explorer. Any ideas?


  #4  
Old June 2nd 07, 04:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Leonard Grey
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Default cannot delete file -- cannot read from source file or disk

Restart in Safe Mode and log on with the computer's built-in
Administrator account. (It has no password.) Right-click on the icon and
select the Security tab. Checkmark the unchecked boxes in the Allow
column. Apply and OK. Now try to delete the icon. Empty the Recycle Bin.
After doing this restart your computer normally.

Do NOT attempt to make any changes to the Administrator account. It is
your lifeline when things go awry.

---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Nealks wrote:
No. And it does not list it using a command prompt. The Icon also appears
somewhat transparent on the desktop. It does list in explorer in the desktop
directory, but can't be changed in any way.

"Leonard Grey" wrote:

Nealks:

Can you delete it in Safe Mode?

---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Nealks wrote:
I have an Icon on my desktop that I "cannot delete file -- cannot read from
source file or disk" The file has no extension. Properties show File Type =
"File" It has 0 bytes. It does not list using a command prompt, and it
won't rename, cut, or delete from destop or windows explorer. Any ideas?

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Old June 2nd 07, 06:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Wesley Vogel
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Default cannot delete file -- cannot read from source file or disk

Cannot delete file Cannot read from the source file or disk

You cannot delete a file or a folder on an NTFS file system volume
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320081

See: Invalid File Names here...
How to locate and correct disk space problems on NTFS volumes in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315688

How to Remove Files with Reserved Names in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/120716

How to Remove Files with Reserved Names in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315226

quote
Cause 3: File system corruption is preventing access to the file
You may not be able to delete the file if the file system is corrupted. To
resolve this issue, run the Chkdsk utility on the disk volume to correct any
errors.

Bad sectors on the disk, other faulty hardware, or software bugs can corrupt
the file system and put files in a problematic state. Typical operations may
fail in a variety of ways. When the file system detects corruption, it logs
an event to the event log and you typically receive a message that prompts
you to run Chkdsk. Depending on the nature of the corruption, Chkdsk may or
may not be able to recover file data; however, Chkdsk returns the file
system to an internally consistent state. For additional information about
using the Chkdsk utility, click the following article numbers to view the
articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Error message: The file or directory is corrupt...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176646

An explanation of the new /C and /I Switches that are available to use with
Chkdsk.exe
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314835
quote
from...
You cannot delete a file or a folder on an NTFS file system volume
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320081

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In ,
Nealks hunted and pecked:
No. And it does not list it using a command prompt. The Icon also
appears somewhat transparent on the desktop. It does list in explorer in
the desktop directory, but can't be changed in any way.

"Leonard Grey" wrote:

Nealks:

Can you delete it in Safe Mode?

---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Nealks wrote:
I have an Icon on my desktop that I "cannot delete file -- cannot read
from source file or disk" The file has no extension. Properties show
File Type = "File" It has 0 bytes. It does not list using a command
prompt, and it won't rename, cut, or delete from destop or windows
explorer. Any ideas?


  #6  
Old June 4th 07, 07:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Nealks
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Default cannot delete file -- cannot read from source file or disk

Found a solution at: http://www.jrtwine.com/Products/DelFXPFiles/

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

Cannot delete file Cannot read from the source file or disk

You cannot delete a file or a folder on an NTFS file system volume
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320081

See: Invalid File Names here...
How to locate and correct disk space problems on NTFS volumes in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315688

How to Remove Files with Reserved Names in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/120716

How to Remove Files with Reserved Names in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315226

quote
Cause 3: File system corruption is preventing access to the file
You may not be able to delete the file if the file system is corrupted. To
resolve this issue, run the Chkdsk utility on the disk volume to correct any
errors.

Bad sectors on the disk, other faulty hardware, or software bugs can corrupt
the file system and put files in a problematic state. Typical operations may
fail in a variety of ways. When the file system detects corruption, it logs
an event to the event log and you typically receive a message that prompts
you to run Chkdsk. Depending on the nature of the corruption, Chkdsk may or
may not be able to recover file data; however, Chkdsk returns the file
system to an internally consistent state. For additional information about
using the Chkdsk utility, click the following article numbers to view the
articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Error message: The file or directory is corrupt...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176646

An explanation of the new /C and /I Switches that are available to use with
Chkdsk.exe
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314835
quote
from...
You cannot delete a file or a folder on an NTFS file system volume
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320081

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In ,
Nealks hunted and pecked:
No. And it does not list it using a command prompt. The Icon also
appears somewhat transparent on the desktop. It does list in explorer in
the desktop directory, but can't be changed in any way.

"Leonard Grey" wrote:

Nealks:

Can you delete it in Safe Mode?

---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Nealks wrote:
I have an Icon on my desktop that I "cannot delete file -- cannot read
from source file or disk" The file has no extension. Properties show
File Type = "File" It has 0 bytes. It does not list using a command
prompt, and it won't rename, cut, or delete from destop or windows
explorer. Any ideas?



  #7  
Old March 11th 12, 02:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
EthanGreg Khan
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Posts: 4
Default cannot delete file -- cannot read from source file or disk

I had the similar problem and faced it a lot of times. I often solve this type of problems using "Long Path Tool". Try it and it may surely help you.

On Friday, June 01, 2007 9:33 PM Nealk wrote:


I have an Icon on my desktop that I "cannot delete file -- cannot read from
source file or disk" The file has no extension. Properties show File Type =
"File" It has 0 bytes. It does not list using a command prompt, and it
won't rename, cut, or delete from destop or windows explorer. Any ideas?



On Friday, June 01, 2007 10:44 PM Leonard Grey wrote:


Nealks:

Can you delete it in Safe Mode?

---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Nealks wrote:



On Saturday, June 02, 2007 12:03 AM Nealk wrote:


No. And it does not list it using a command prompt. The Icon also appears
somewhat transparent on the desktop. It does list in explorer in the desktop
directory, but can't be changed in any way.

"Leonard Grey" wrote:



On Saturday, June 02, 2007 11:43 AM Leonard Grey wrote:


Restart in Safe Mode and log on with the computer's built-in
Administrator account. (It has no password.) Right-click on the icon and
select the Security tab. Checkmark the unchecked boxes in the Allow
column. Apply and OK. Now try to delete the icon. Empty the Recycle Bin.
After doing this restart your computer normally.

Do NOT attempt to make any changes to the Administrator account. It is
your lifeline when things go awry.

---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Nealks wrote:



On Saturday, June 02, 2007 1:42 PM Wesley Vogel wrote:


Cannot delete file Cannot read from the source file or disk

You cannot delete a file or a folder on an NTFS file system volume
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320081

See: Invalid File Names here...
How to locate and correct disk space problems on NTFS volumes in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315688

How to Remove Files with Reserved Names in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/120716

How to Remove Files with Reserved Names in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315226

quote
Cause 3: File system corruption is preventing access to the file
You may not be able to delete the file if the file system is corrupted. To
resolve this issue, run the Chkdsk utility on the disk volume to correct any
errors.

Bad sectors on the disk, other faulty hardware, or software bugs can corrupt
the file system and put files in a problematic state. Typical operations may
fail in a variety of ways. When the file system detects corruption, it logs
an event to the event log and you typically receive a message that prompts
you to run Chkdsk. Depending on the nature of the corruption, Chkdsk may or
may not be able to recover file data; however, Chkdsk returns the file
system to an internally consistent state. For additional information about
using the Chkdsk utility, click the following article numbers to view the
articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Error message: The file or directory is corrupt...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176646

An explanation of the new /C and /I Switches that are available to use with
Chkdsk.exe
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314835
quote
from...
You cannot delete a file or a folder on an NTFS file system volume
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320081

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In ,
Nealks hunted and pecked:



On Monday, June 04, 2007 2:41 AM Nealk wrote:


Found a solution at: http://www.jrtwine.com/Products/DelFXPFiles/

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:




  #8  
Old March 11th 12, 02:34 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
EthanGreg Khan
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Posts: 4
Default cannot delete file -- cannot read from source file or disk

I had the similar problem and faced it a lot of times. I often solve this type of problems using "Long Path Tool". Try it and it may surely help you.

On Friday, June 01, 2007 9:33 PM Nealk wrote:


I have an Icon on my desktop that I "cannot delete file -- cannot read from
source file or disk" The file has no extension. Properties show File Type =
"File" It has 0 bytes. It does not list using a command prompt, and it
won't rename, cut, or delete from destop or windows explorer. Any ideas?



On Friday, June 01, 2007 10:44 PM Leonard Grey wrote:


Nealks:

Can you delete it in Safe Mode?

---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Nealks wrote:



On Saturday, June 02, 2007 12:03 AM Nealk wrote:


No. And it does not list it using a command prompt. The Icon also appears
somewhat transparent on the desktop. It does list in explorer in the desktop
directory, but can't be changed in any way.

"Leonard Grey" wrote:



On Saturday, June 02, 2007 11:43 AM Leonard Grey wrote:


Restart in Safe Mode and log on with the computer's built-in
Administrator account. (It has no password.) Right-click on the icon and
select the Security tab. Checkmark the unchecked boxes in the Allow
column. Apply and OK. Now try to delete the icon. Empty the Recycle Bin.
After doing this restart your computer normally.

Do NOT attempt to make any changes to the Administrator account. It is
your lifeline when things go awry.

---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Nealks wrote:



On Saturday, June 02, 2007 1:42 PM Wesley Vogel wrote:


Cannot delete file Cannot read from the source file or disk

You cannot delete a file or a folder on an NTFS file system volume
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320081

See: Invalid File Names here...
How to locate and correct disk space problems on NTFS volumes in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315688

How to Remove Files with Reserved Names in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/120716

How to Remove Files with Reserved Names in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315226

quote
Cause 3: File system corruption is preventing access to the file
You may not be able to delete the file if the file system is corrupted. To
resolve this issue, run the Chkdsk utility on the disk volume to correct any
errors.

Bad sectors on the disk, other faulty hardware, or software bugs can corrupt
the file system and put files in a problematic state. Typical operations may
fail in a variety of ways. When the file system detects corruption, it logs
an event to the event log and you typically receive a message that prompts
you to run Chkdsk. Depending on the nature of the corruption, Chkdsk may or
may not be able to recover file data; however, Chkdsk returns the file
system to an internally consistent state. For additional information about
using the Chkdsk utility, click the following article numbers to view the
articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Error message: The file or directory is corrupt...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176646

An explanation of the new /C and /I Switches that are available to use with
Chkdsk.exe
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314835
quote
from...
You cannot delete a file or a folder on an NTFS file system volume
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320081

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In ,
Nealks hunted and pecked:



On Monday, June 04, 2007 2:41 AM Nealk wrote:


Found a solution at: http://www.jrtwine.com/Products/DelFXPFiles/

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:



On Sunday, March 11, 2012 10:33 AM EthanGreg Khan wrote:


I had the similar problem and faced it a lot of times. I often solve this type of problems using "Long Path Tool". Try it and it may surely help you.




  #9  
Old March 11th 12, 02:34 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
EthanGreg Khan
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4
Default cannot delete file -- cannot read from source file or disk

I had the similar problem and faced it a lot of times. I often solve this type of problems using "Long Path Tool". Try it and it may surely help you.

On Friday, June 01, 2007 9:33 PM Nealk wrote:


I have an Icon on my desktop that I "cannot delete file -- cannot read from
source file or disk" The file has no extension. Properties show File Type =
"File" It has 0 bytes. It does not list using a command prompt, and it
won't rename, cut, or delete from destop or windows explorer. Any ideas?



On Friday, June 01, 2007 10:44 PM Leonard Grey wrote:


Nealks:

Can you delete it in Safe Mode?

---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Nealks wrote:



On Saturday, June 02, 2007 12:03 AM Nealk wrote:


No. And it does not list it using a command prompt. The Icon also appears
somewhat transparent on the desktop. It does list in explorer in the desktop
directory, but can't be changed in any way.

"Leonard Grey" wrote:



On Saturday, June 02, 2007 11:43 AM Leonard Grey wrote:


Restart in Safe Mode and log on with the computer's built-in
Administrator account. (It has no password.) Right-click on the icon and
select the Security tab. Checkmark the unchecked boxes in the Allow
column. Apply and OK. Now try to delete the icon. Empty the Recycle Bin.
After doing this restart your computer normally.

Do NOT attempt to make any changes to the Administrator account. It is
your lifeline when things go awry.

---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Nealks wrote:



On Saturday, June 02, 2007 1:42 PM Wesley Vogel wrote:


Cannot delete file Cannot read from the source file or disk

You cannot delete a file or a folder on an NTFS file system volume
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320081

See: Invalid File Names here...
How to locate and correct disk space problems on NTFS volumes in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315688

How to Remove Files with Reserved Names in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/120716

How to Remove Files with Reserved Names in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315226

quote
Cause 3: File system corruption is preventing access to the file
You may not be able to delete the file if the file system is corrupted. To
resolve this issue, run the Chkdsk utility on the disk volume to correct any
errors.

Bad sectors on the disk, other faulty hardware, or software bugs can corrupt
the file system and put files in a problematic state. Typical operations may
fail in a variety of ways. When the file system detects corruption, it logs
an event to the event log and you typically receive a message that prompts
you to run Chkdsk. Depending on the nature of the corruption, Chkdsk may or
may not be able to recover file data; however, Chkdsk returns the file
system to an internally consistent state. For additional information about
using the Chkdsk utility, click the following article numbers to view the
articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Error message: The file or directory is corrupt...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176646

An explanation of the new /C and /I Switches that are available to use with
Chkdsk.exe
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314835
quote
from...
You cannot delete a file or a folder on an NTFS file system volume
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320081

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In ,
Nealks hunted and pecked:



On Monday, June 04, 2007 2:41 AM Nealk wrote:


Found a solution at: http://www.jrtwine.com/Products/DelFXPFiles/

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:



On Sunday, March 11, 2012 10:33 AM EthanGreg Khan wrote:


I had the similar problem and faced it a lot of times. I often solve this type of problems using "Long Path Tool". Try it and it may surely help you.



On Sunday, March 11, 2012 10:34 AM EthanGreg Khan wrote:


I had the similar problem and faced it a lot of times. I often solve this type of problems using "Long Path Tool". Try it and it may surely help you.




 




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