what is this file? how to remove?


  1. Posts : 73
    ttodd0450
       #1

    what is this file? how to remove?


    In one of my harddrives i have this unusual file that contains 0 kb of data .

    I cannot delete it or make changes to it..

    I believe it is some sort of Microsoft Office file .. I think?
    please see attached images .

    thank you !
    Device name officewn10
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.40 GHz
    Installed RAM 16.0 GB (15.9 GB usable)
    Device ID 2C9FDCB1-E313-4F83-B0EC-A59AC2354C06
    Product ID 00330-75034-28789-AAOEM
    System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
    Pen and touch No pen or touch input is available for this display
    what is this file? how to remove?-screenshot-172-.pngwhat is this file? how to remove?-screenshot-173-.png

    Terry
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  2. Posts : 5,333
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    In this video, i will guide you on how to gain access to a file, folder or drive that you don't have permission to access.

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  4. Posts : 17,008
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #4

    Since the drive's label includes the word backup, I wonder
    - where that folder is a backup from, and
    - what utility was used to make the backup.

    It's possible that it is a backup of a folder that you would not normally have access to.
    Perhaps it was not backed up deliberately.


    Denis
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  5. Posts : 1,599
    win10 home
       #5

    Try this method for removal.
    left click on the file/folder
    RIGHT click on the selection
    select "Properties"
    select the "Details" tab
    ai the bottom of the window,select "Remove properties and personal information "
    In the new window,select the SECOND radio button "Remove the following properties from this file "
    in the new window select "Select all "
    then select "O.K."
    in the "Details " tab window select "O.K."
    Should now be deleted.
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  6. Posts : 1,791
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)
       #6

    ttodd0450 said:
    In one of my harddrives i have this unusual file that contains 0 kb of data .

    I cannot delete it or make changes to it.
    It's a folder, not a file, probably just used as a placeholder by a running process.

    Use something like LockHunter. It's a free tool that will show you what process has a file, folder or drive 'locked' and gives you the opportunity to unlock the process.

    Download it, unblock it and install it. You'll end up with a context menu entry invoked by right-clicking on a file, folder or drive.

    what is this file? how to remove?-lockhunter_context.png

    I've been using it for years and it's proved invaluable, especially for USB sticks that don't want to be ejected 'cos they're in use.

    Hope this helps...
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