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trying to delete a file

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Dick Quickwood, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    there are a couple suspicious files that showed up in my kazaa shared folder with a .dat extension, when i try to delete them, it says it cannot selete them because they are in use by another person or program, even when kazaa is not running. how do i go about deleting these ?
     
  2. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

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    try to find out what program is using them.
    then safe boot and delete.
    no prob.
     
  3. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

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  4. Vlad

    Vlad Senior Member

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  5. crave

    crave Veteran Member

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    ^ last resort.
     
  6. Spike

    Spike Senior Member

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    I honestly wouldn't delete them.

    Those .dat files are incomplete Kazaa downloads, so if you nuke them, you nuke everything you have partially downloaded.

    Just thought you should know before you kill your computer.

    ...however, they still don't delete when Kazaa is not running? Maybe you have a crashed copy of Kazaa still running in the background, or your computer is set up to not allow deletion of .dat files.
     
  7. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

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    they're what you're currently d/ling or uploading. you can either close kazaa and delete em. or you can finish d/ling the file
     
  8. caL

    caL Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 2,056 Likes Received: 0
    ^^
    yea theyre named like "download1062694799198797500.DAT"
     
  9. Daze One Million

    Daze One Million Elite Member

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    if you really want to delete those .dat files, do it through dos, dos will take it out, not sure if remember the exact call but its something like

    del c:program fileskazaamy shared folderfilenamehere.dat

    something like that, you can run dos while your windows is still running incase you thought you had to reboot in dos mode, just go to

    start>>program files>>accesories>>comand prompt.exe
     
  10. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,080 Likes Received: 56
    open your task manager, close all unneeded processes, all of them... except the ones necessary for windows to run. If it doesn't let you delete the file after that, then it *could* be a virus. Kazaa is notorious for propogating hostile code.
     
  11. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    thanks d00ds ill work on it tonight
     
  12. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    it worked using the task manager method, the dos thing said it couldnt find the specified path
    woot woot
     
  13. Daze One Million

    Daze One Million Elite Member

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    for the dos method you might have needed to use the short file name version, but what ever you got it dead
     
  14. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    is that just the file name ? i want to learn how to do that
     
  15. Daze One Million

    Daze One Million Elite Member

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    nah its not just the file name, im not really sure how to get the short version myself with out a program i used to have that would do it for me, but a short file name is like "c:prog~1kaz~1mysha~1down~1.dat" opposed to the whole "C:program fileskazaamy shared folderfilename.dat" dhabz might know a way to get it
     
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