Windows 10: Corrupt File.

  1.    21 Jan 2017 #1

    Corrupt File.


    Hey guys I've got a bit of an issue. I was copying over a video file from an external HDD to my desktop when my son accidentally removed the USB. I now have a corrupt file sitting on my desktop that I can't seem to get rid of. If I so much as click on the icon of the file explorer crashes.

    Does anyone have any idea how I could remove this file?
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       21 Jan 2017 #2

    VizualDze said: View Post
    ... I now have a corrupt file sitting on my desktop that I can't seem to get rid of...
    Welcome to TenForums!

    You need to check for and correct file system errors before you can delete this file. By default your desktop is stored in C:\Users\<yourname> so this would mean it's the C: drive you need to check. Open File Explorer at 'My PC'. Right-click on C:\ and select 'Properties'. On the 'Tools' tab click the 'Check' button.
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  3.    21 Jan 2017 #3

    Bree said: View Post
    Welcome to TenForums!

    You need to check for and correct file system errors before you can delete this file. By default your desktop is stored in C:\Users\<yourname> so this would mean it's the C: drive you need to check. Open File Explorer at 'My PC'. Right-click on C:\ and select 'Properties'. On the 'Tools' tab click the 'Check' button.
    Thanks for the reply. I've just ran that check and it says nothing was found. Is there anything else I could try? In all my years using Windows I've never had this happen before.
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  4.    21 Jan 2017 #4

    Don't try manipulating that file in File Explorer.

    Just open Command Prompt, do 'cd C:\Users\<yourname>\Desktop' (if that's your desktop folder location) and then do 'del <fIle name>' to delete this file.
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    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       21 Jan 2017 #5
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  6.    21 Jan 2017 #6

    AndreyT said: View Post
    Don't try manipulating that file in File Explorer.

    Just open Command Prompt, do 'cd C:\Users\<yourname>\Desktop' (if that's your desktop folder location) and then do 'del <fIle name>' to delete this file.
    I tried this but command prompt doesn't seem to find the file, I think because there's a space in it. I typed...

    C:\Users\VizualDze\Desktop>del 1st half.avi

    and it said...
    Could Not Find C:\Users\VizualDze\Desktop\1st

    It just cut off the half.avi - is there something in command prompt I need to put in that equates to a space? It's so long since I've used it.
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  7.    21 Jan 2017 #7

    VizualDze said: View Post
    C:\Users\VizualDze\Desktop>del 1st half.avi
    Surround the name in quotation marks

    del "1st half.avi"
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  •    21 Jan 2017 #8

    AndreyT said: View Post
    Surround the name in quotation marks

    del "1st half.avi"
    Amazing, that worked. Thanks everyone so much.
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  •    22 Jan 2017 #9

    Or you can try to use software to recover it. I know easeus has a tool for recovering. Maybe it could help you.
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