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trying to delete a file

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

  1. Dick Quickwood

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    trying to delete a file

    Discussion started by Dick Quickwood - Sep 4, 2003

    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 ?
     
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    Pistol - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    try to find out what program is using them.
    then safe boot and delete.
    no prob.
     
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    Vlad - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    format c:
     
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    crave - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    ^ last resort.
     
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    Spike - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    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.
     
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    Vanity - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    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
     
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    caL - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    ^^
    yea theyre named like "download1062694799198797500.DAT"
     
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    Daze One Million - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    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
     
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    Dirty_habiT - Replied Sep 4, 2003

    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.
     
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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Sep 5, 2003

    thanks d00ds ill work on it tonight
     
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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Sep 5, 2003

    it worked using the task manager method, the dos thing said it couldnt find the specified path
    woot woot
     
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    Daze One Million - Replied Sep 5, 2003

    for the dos method you might have needed to use the short file name version, but what ever you got it dead
     
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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Sep 5, 2003

    is that just the file name ? i want to learn how to do that
     
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    Daze One Million - Replied Sep 5, 2003

    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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