Win7: Cannot delete a file


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Jeffrey Kaplan

If there is a Windows 7 newsgroup, I cannot find it.

In one of my directories is a file that cannot be deleted. It is zero
bytes big, and when I try to delete it, Windows 7 (Home Premium x64)
tells me that it cannot because it's not found. The error dialog is
titled "Item not found" and the error message is:

Could not find this item
This is no longer located in {name of directory}. Verify the item's
location and try again

This is followed by the name of the file and base properties (type,
size, and date modified). There is no file extension, but there is the
dot-separator that goes between the name and the extension.

If I try to rename it, I get the same error.

I had scheduled and run a full boot-time scandisk, and no errors were
found. My system is kept reasonably defragmented with automatic
defragging when idle, and no viruses or other malware are found by my
security program, Kaspersky Internet Security v9, which keeps itself up
to date.

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Ken Blake, MVP

If there is a Windows 7 newsgroup, I cannot find it.


Unfortunately it's highly unlikely that there will be any Microsoft
Windows 7 newsgroups. Apparently Microsoft has decided that web-based
forums are better than newsgroups and they are putting their efforts
there. I'm personally sorry that's the case, but it's their decision,
not mine.

However there is at least one non-Microsoft Windows 7 newsgroup:
alt-windows7.general. Not all servers carry it (at least not yet), but
here's one free news server that does: aioe.org
 
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Jeffrey Kaplan

Previously on microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management, Ken
Blake, MVP said:
Unfortunately it's highly unlikely that there will be any Microsoft
Windows 7 newsgroups. Apparently Microsoft has decided that web-based

Correction: I cannot find an +English+ Windows 7 group. There is a
"microsoft.public.it.windows7" accessible via albasini.com.
However there is at least one non-Microsoft Windows 7 newsgroup:
alt-windows7.general. Not all servers carry it (at least not yet), but
here's one free news server that does: aioe.org

Ok, thanks.

I take it that either you have no input to my issue or aren't answer it
because this is a Vista group.

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Jeffrey Kaplan said:
If there is a Windows 7 newsgroup, I cannot find it.

Jeffrey Kaplan www.gordol.org

I've seen alt.windows7.general and a few in other languages,
but not on the Microsoft news server.

Microsoft seems to be moving in the direction of less
newsgroups support for newer software, and switching to
website support instead.

However, they don't seem to be making any effort toward
telling those of us who don't have Windows 7 yet which
websites. Maybe they want to restrict our information on
whether Windows 7 has any problems until after we pay
for it.

Robert Miles
 

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