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Thread: Undeleteable hidden files created by SecuROM 7.xx

  1. #11

    Default MS KB, you cannot delete a file or a folder on an NTFS file system volume

    Nice post Earlyflash.
    the modern world:
    net helpmsg 4006

  2. #12

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    Another method that often works on hidden or oddly named files is to remove the directory:
    Code:
    C:\Documents and Settings\LodeRunner>dir
     Volume in drive C is Basroil 01 Root (40)
     Volume Serial Number is 60A4-6D79
    
     Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\LodeRunner
    
    10/22/2005  06:16 PM    <DIR>          .
    10/22/2005  06:16 PM    <DIR>          ..
    <...>
    10/22/2005  06:16 PM    <DIR>          funky
    <...>
                   2 File(s)      5,787,648 bytes
                  14 Dir(s)  22,050,852,864 bytes free
    OK, I made a folder called 'funky'. Then I copied the boot.ini file from the root into the 'funky' folder and made it read only.
    Code:
    C:\Documents and Settings\LodeRunner>cd funky
    
    C:\Documents and Settings\LodeRunner\funky>del boot.ini
    C:\Documents and Settings\LodeRunner\funky\boot.ini
    Access is denied.
    As you can see, deleting the file was unsuccessful. So, we use the rd command.
    Code:
    C:\Documents and Settings\LodeRunner\funky>cd ..
    
    C:\Documents and Settings\LodeRunner>rd /s /q funky
    'rd' alone will remove an empty]directory. To delete a folder and all its files, you use 'rd /s /q' where '/s' indicates that rd should remove all subfolders and files and '/q' indicates that it will not ask for confirmation.

    Code:
    C:\Documents and Settings\LodeRunner>dir
     Volume in drive C is Basroil 01 Root (40)
     Volume Serial Number is 60A4-6D79
    
     Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\LodeRunner
    
    10/22/2005  06:17 PM    <DIR>          .
    10/22/2005  06:17 PM    <DIR>          ..
    10/22/2005  04:38 PM    <DIR>          Application Data
    10/20/2005  11:48 AM    <DIR>          Desktop
    10/12/2005  12:49 AM    <DIR>          Favorites
    10/21/2005  01:50 PM    <DIR>          Local Settings
    10/20/2005  12:32 PM    <DIR>          My Documents
    10/09/2005  03:58 AM    <DIR>          NetHood
    10/22/2005  12:05 AM         5,767,168 NTUSER.DAT
    10/22/2005  06:16 PM             1,024 ntuser.dat.LOG
    10/09/2005  03:58 AM    <DIR>          PrintHood
    10/22/2005  05:14 PM    <DIR>          Recent
    10/15/2005  01:02 AM    <DIR>          SendTo
    10/15/2005  01:02 AM    <DIR>          Start Menu
    10/09/2005  12:59 PM    <DIR>          Templates
                   2 File(s)      5,768,192 bytes
                  13 Dir(s)  22,050,865,152 bytes free
    
    C:\Documents and Settings\LodeRunner>
    And the folder, along with the file is gone. This method generall works.

  3. #13
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    the Unlocker tool works perfect. I didn't even know I had these files in my pc until I tried to clear up my second hd

  4. #14

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    Thanks LodeRunner! That walkthrough works perfectly!

  5. #15

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    I think a soft named unlocker can do it

  6. #16
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    Unlocker will not start/run on my Vista X64

    (UAC is globally disabled)
    Guys vote for the threads you read to give
    the rating system a place to live ^^

  7. #17

    Default Re: Undeleteable hidden files created by SecuROM 7.xx

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabrehawk View Post
    Unlocker will not start/run on my Vista X64
    (UAC is globally disabled)
    What about the method used in the EarlyFlash post?
    the modern world:
    net helpmsg 4006

  8. #18

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    Oh i had the same problem,these files become stacked and are due to long paths,use the tool available at long path, filename too long, file name too long, filename length restriction, path too long ,it is a free tool which deletes and also searches such undeleteable files and also assists in installation and sharing of long pathed files

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