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Go the folder and select ctrl+A to select all the contents in there and press delete. As simple as that.

If you are asking about command line in windows it is:

rd /s foldername

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Formating the harddrive will erase the files , but a recovery progamme can still find the files even after they are reformated.

the best way to be shure that nothing can be recovered is perform a low level format using a hard drive manufacturer low level tool

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I have out look express for my emails, my problem has just happened.. i can receive emails but i can send them out , but my problem is i cannot delete my emails even if i carried them to another folder to...


Hello,

I believe you need to delete the Deleted Items.dbx file because it is most likely corrupted that's why you're having problems when deleting something on your OE.

To delete the DBX, do the following.

You need to have Hidden files and Folders showing.
At the top of any folder(My Documents for example) click Tools>Folder Options>View tab.
Scroll down the list and place a check next to "Show Hidden Files and Folders" then click Apply and OK.

In OE click on Tools>Options>Maintenance tab>Store Folder.
On the Store Location box, highlight the address by pressing the Tab key on your keyboard.
Press Control+C (both at the same time) to copy the address to the clipboard.
Click Cancel on all boxes and close OE.

Click on Start>Run.
Press Control+V (both at the same time) to paste the address into the command line and click OK.
The Store Folder containing all the DBX files should open.
In the Store folder, delete the Deleted Items.dbx and close the Store folder.
Open OE and see if you can now delete messages

Hope this works for you!

Sep 12, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Speed Up Windows XP in 5 Steps


Most of the times we observe that our system seems to gradually slow down. Here below i am listing five basic and easy steps
that can help you speed up your Windows XP computer.

1. Clear the Prefetch Folder :The Prefetch Folder contains files that keep getting stored on your computer whenever you launch any program or application. Deleting these files clears up space on your system that might have caused the slow down. Here is how you need to go about it.
Click Start..click Run..type Prefetch and click ok. The prefetch folder will open up. Press Ctrl and A together. This highlights the entire contents of the folder. Press the Delete key on the keyboard and confirm the deletion. Once done close the prefetch folder window. Now right click on the recycle bin icon on the desktop and right click and select empty recycle
bin and then confirm the deletion.

2. Disable Startup Items: Certain programs get initiated in the background as soon as your system starts causing the system to slow down. These programs are actually not required on startup but because they get initiated it affects the system performance. Here below i am listing the steps to take care of this issue. Please note this step is very effective and
enhances your system startup speed significantly.
Click Start...click Run...type msconfig and click Ok.
The System Configuration utility window will open.
Click on the Startup tab on the top right. Click on the disable all button. Once done, in the list above, you will see many options with checkboxes. Please check any option that indicates your antivirus program software and internet service provider.
Click Apply and Ok. Please restart the system once.Once the system reboots you will get a message coming up saying "You have used the system configuration utility...." Please check the option below that says" Do not show this message again" and click OK.

3.Clear the Temporary Files Folder: Certain temporary files get created as a cache of our activity on the system. Clearing these files from time to time also improves the system speed. Below are the steps for the same.
Click Start..Click Run...Type %temp% and click Ok.The temporary files folder opens.Press Ctrl and A together. This highlights the entire contents of the folder. Press the Delete key on the keyboard and confirm the deletion. Once done close the folder window. Now right click on the recycle bin icon on the desktop and right click and select empty recycle bin
and then confirm the deletion.

4.Clear Cookies and Temp Internet Files: As you browse the internet the images of the pages you view get saved on the system occupying space on the system. Clearing these files increases your system performance while on the internet.
Open Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu on top right. Click Internet Options. Click on delete button to delete cookies, files and browsing history. Click Apply and Click Ok.

5.Scan our system for infection: Your system might run slow in case its infected with virus, spyware, malware, adware, trojans etc. Here below i am listing a tool that you can download and run on the system Its free of cost and is very effective. It scans your system and cleans up any infection. Click on the below link to download the tool. The link that opens up also has a tutorial on running the tool in case you face any difficulty.
Download Combofix Tool


With the above 5 steps, your system speed should surely get enhanced.


If you find the information shared by me in the above tip useful, please do rate the tip.
All the Best!!!

on Dec 09, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Delete An undeletable File



Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open.
Close all open programs.
Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE
Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe.
Leave Task Manager open.
Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory the AVI (or other undeletable file) is located in.
At the command prompt type DEL <filename> where <filename> is the file you wish to delete.
Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.
Close Task Manager.


Or you can try this

Open Notepad.exe

Click File>Save As..>

locate the folder where ur undeletable file is

Choose 'All files' from the file type box

click once on the file u wanna delete so its name appears in the 'filename' box

put a " at the start and end of the filename
(the filename should have the extension of the undeletable file so it will overwrite it)

click save,

It should ask u to overwrite the existing file, choose yes and u can delete it as normal


Here's a manual way of doing it. I'll take this off once you put into your first post zain.

1. Start
2. Run
3. Type: command
4. To move into a directory type: cd c:*** (The stars stand for your folder)
5. If you cannot access the folder because it has spaces for example Program Files or Kazaa Lite folder you have to do the following. instead of typing in the full folder name only take the first 6 letters then put a ~ and then 1 without spaces. Example: cd c:progra~1kazaal~1
6. Once your in the folder the non-deletable file it in type in dir - a list will come up with everything inside.
7. Now to delete the file type in del ***.bmp, txt, jpg, avi, etc... And if the file name has spaces you would use the special 1st 6 letters followed by a ~ and a 1 rule. Example: if your file name was bad file.bmp you would type once in the specific folder thorugh command, del badfil~1.bmp and your file should be gone. Make sure to type in the correct extension.

on Oct 09, 2010 | PC Desktops

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It runs really slow and will freeze up. Ran a virus scan and nothing shows up. Ran clean up a defragment and upgraded the memory. nothing works.


YOU CAN PERFORM A FEW MORE STEPS
Manually delete cookie files in Internet Explorer 6 1. Exit Internet Explorer 6, and then exit any instances of Windows Explorer. 2. Click Start, click Run, type inetcpl.cpl, and then press ENTER. 3. On the General tab, click Delete Cookies in the Internet Properties dialog box, under Temporary Internet Files. 4. In the Delete Files dialog box, click to select the Delete all offline content check box, and then click OK.
RUN DISK CLEANUP
DELETE TEMP FILES
1. Click on Start and then Run.
2. In the text box in the Run window, type %Temp% and click OK. A folder full of files and other folders will appear.
3 All of the folders and files you see in this Temp folder are no longer being used by Windows XP and can safely be deleted.
4. To remove individual folders or files, hold down your Ctrl key while left-clicking on each item you want delete. Release the Ctrl key when you're finished.
5. To delete these items, hit your Delete key or choose File and then Delete from the menu.
6. Confirm that you want to delete the files by clicking Yes on the Confirm Multiple File Delete window that opens.
7. To remove everything inside the Temp folder, choose Edit and then Select All from the menu. 8. Now that all of the files and folders are selected, hit your Delete key or choose File and then Delete from the menu.
9. Confirm that you want to delete the files by clicking Yes on the Confirm Multiple File Delete window that opens. 10. After all of the files have been deleted
DELETE PREFETCH
1. Click on Start and then Run.
2. In the text box in the Run window, type “Prefetch” and click OK. A folder full of files and other folders will appear.
3 All of the folders and files you see in this Prefetch folder , Remove them.
4. To remove individual folders or files, hold down your Ctrl key while left-clicking on each item you want delete. Release the Ctrl key when you're finished.
5. To delete these items, hit your Delete key or choose File and then Delete from the menu.
6. Confirm that you want to delete the files by clicking Yes on the Confirm Multiple File Delete window that opens.
7. To remove everything inside the Temp folder, choose Edit and then Select All from the menu. 8. Now that all of the files and folders are selected, hit your Delete key or choose File and then Delete from the menu.
9. Confirm that you want to delete the files by clicking Yes on the Confirm Multiple File Delete window that opens. 10. After all of the files have been deleted you can close the window and empty your Recycle Bin, permanently removing the files from your PC.
Note: If you are unable to clean up the Prefetch files follow these steps to remove the Prefetcher from the registry residual
Download Revo Uninstaller: http://www.revouninstaller.com/download/revosetup.exe
AND REMOVE UNWANTED PROGRAMS
DOWNLOAD CCLEANER CCleaner can be downloaded from http://www.ccleaner.com/ AND RUN IT
CREATE A NEW USER ACCOUNT

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Delete an undeletable file...


Delete an "undeletable" File.

Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open.
Close all open programs.
Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE
Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe.
Leave Task Manager open.
Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory the AVI (or other undeletable file) is located in.
At the command prompt type DEL <filename> where <filename> is the file you wish to delete.
Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.
Close Task Manager.

Or you can try this:
Open Notepad.exe
Click File>Save As..> locate the folder where your undeletable file is Choose 'All files' from the type box
Click once on the file you wanna delete so it's name appears in the 'filename' box.

put a "at the start and end of the filename (the filename should have the extension of the undeletable file to is will overwrite it)

click save,

It should as you to overwrite the existing file, choose yes and you can delete it as normal.

Here's a manual way of doing it. I'll take this off once you put into your first post zain.

1. Start
2. Run
3. Type: command
4. To move into a directory type: cd c:\*** (The stars stand for your folder)
5. If you cannot access the folder because it has spaces for example Program Files or Kazaa Lite folder you have to do the following. instead of typing in the full folder name only take the first 6 letters then put a ~ and then 1 without spaces. Example: cd c:\progra~1\kazaal~1
6. Once your in the folder the non-deletable file it in type in dir - a list will come up with everything inside.
7. Now to delete the file type in del ***.bmp, txt, jpg, avi, etc... And if the file name has spaces you would use the special 1st 6 letters followed by a ~ and a 1 rule. Example: if your file name was bad file.bmp you would type once in the specific folder thorugh command, del badfil~1.bmp and your file should be gone. Make sure to type in the correct extension.

on Feb 11, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Delete an undeletable File


Open a command Prompt window and leave it open.
close all open programs.
click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR. EXE
Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer. exe.
Leave Task Manager open.
Go back to the command Prompt window and change to the
directory the AVI ( or other undeletable file) is located
in.
At the command prompt type DEL <filename> where <filename>
is the file you wish to delete
Go back to Task Manager. click File, New Task and enter
EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.
close Task Manager.

or you can try this

Open NOtepad.exe

click File>Save as..>

locate the folder where ur undeletable file is

choose "All files" from the file type box

click once on the file u wanna delete so its name appears
in the "filename" box

pur a " at the start and end of the filename
(the filename should have the extension of the undeletable
file so it will overwrite it)

click save,

It should ask u to overwrite the existing file, choose yes and u can delete it as normal

Here's a manual way of doing it. I'll take this off once you put into your first post zain.

1. Start
2. Run
3. Type: command
4. To move into a directory type: cd c:\*** (The stars stand for your folder)
5. If you cannot access the folder because it has to do the following. instead of typing in the full folder name only take the first 6 letters then put a ~ and then 1 without spaces.
Example: cd c:\progra~1\kazaal~1
6. Once your in the folder the non-deletable file it in type in dir - a list will come up with everything inside.
7. Now to delete the file type in del ***.bmp, txt,jpg,avi,etc... And if the file name has spaces ypu would use the specific folder throgh command, del badfil~1.bmp and your file should be gone. Make sure the type in the correct extension.

on Jan 31, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to delete a folder of files in MS Works but not the files?


Right click on the folder then click delete; comfirm then once deleted see if it messes anything up with MS works, if not go into the Bin and empty recycle bin; if there is an error you probably deleted the wrong file, just simply go into the recycle bin and restore all items.

Apr 26, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Computer will not download


Hi,

Have you tried deleting your temporary folder contents, as you have described that you "run" the downloads instead of downloading them first to a folder and then running them, this basically means that you fill up you temporary folder.

First you will need to see the Temp folder as its hidden, first goto: C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR USER NAME folder and go up to the menu at the top and click on the tools tab, now click on folder options and click on the view tab.
Now look at my image below and click on "show hidden files and folders" and click apply and ok after you have done that.

7ecda0e.jpg
Now you will see a folder marked "Local Settings" click on it, now click on the folder marked "Temp", in here you will see all the temporary files you have downloaded and any installer files that were used to install software, once they are used they have no use, press CTRL+A and this will select all the files in here, now press DELETE, delete them all.

After this is done go back and hide the folder again.

Now go on the internet and try and download something....!

Any problems let me know...!

Cheers

Jun 15, 2008 | HP GX614AA Pavilion A6330F Desktop PC

Tip

Delete An "undeletable" File



Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open.
Close all open programs.
Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE
Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe.
Leave Task Manager open.
Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory the AVI (or other undeletable file) is located in.
At the command prompt type DEL <filename> where <filename> is the file you wish to delete.
Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.
Close Task Manager.


Or you can try this

Open Notepad.exe

Click File>Save As..>

locate the folder where ur undeletable file is

Choose 'All files' from the file type box

click once on the file u wanna delete so its name appears in the 'filename' box

put a " at the start and end of the filename
(the filename should have the extension of the undeletable file so it will overwrite it)

click save,

It should ask u to overwrite the existing file, choose yes and u can delete it as normal


Here's a manual way of doing it. I'll take this off once you put into your first post zain.

1. Start
2. Run
3. Type: command
4. To move into a directory type: cd c:\*** (The stars stand for your folder)
5. If you cannot access the folder because it has spaces for example Program Files or Kazaa Lite folder you have to do the following. instead of typing in the full folder name only take the first 6 letters then put a ~ and then 1 without spaces. Example: cd c:\progra~1\kazaal~1
6. Once your in the folder the non-deletable file it in type in dir - a list will come up with everything inside.
7. Now to delete the file type in del ***.bmp, txt, jpg, avi, etc... And if the file name has spaces you would use the special 1st 6 letters followed by a ~ and a 1 rule. Example: if your file name was bad file.bmp you would type once in the specific folder thorugh command, del badfil~1.bmp and your file should be gone. Make sure to type in the correct extension.

on Dec 02, 2009 | PC Desktops

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