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Cannot delete a file, says it cannot read source file or disk

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Try to reconnect device, or delete it over DOS mode.

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Try and download " Long Path Tool " is also useful in situations where you see these error messages: Cannot read from source file or disk, there has been a sharing violation, cannot delete file or folder, the file name you specified is not valid or too long, the source or destination file may be in use and many other file managing errors.
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<p><b><u><span>Delete An "undeletable" File</SPAN></U></B><br> <p><b><span> </SPAN></B><br> <p><span>Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Close all open programs.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE</SPAN><br> <p><span>Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Leave Task Manager open.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory the AVI (or other undeletable file) is located in.</SPAN><br> <p><span>At the command prompt type DEL &lt;filename&gt; where &lt;filename&gt; is the file you wish to delete.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Close Task Manager.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Or you can try this</SPAN><br> <p><span>Open Notepad.exe</SPAN><br> <p><span>Click File&gt;Save As..&gt;</SPAN><br> <p><span>locate the folder where ur undeletable file is</SPAN><br> <p><span>Choose 'All files' from the file type box</SPAN><br> <p><span>click once on the file u wanna delete so its name appears in the 'filename' box</SPAN><br> <p><span>put a " at the start and end of the filename</SPAN><br> <p><span>(the filename should have the extension of the undeletable file so it will overwrite it)</SPAN><br> <p><span>click save,</SPAN><br> <p><span>It should ask u to overwrite the existing file, choose yes and u can delete it as normal</SPAN><br> <p><span>Here's a manual way of doing it. I'll take this off once you put into your first post zain.</SPAN><br> <p><span>1. Start</SPAN><br> <p><span>2. Run</SPAN><br> <p><span>3. Type: command</SPAN><br> <p><span>4. To move into a directory type: cd c:\*** (The stars stand for your folder)</SPAN><br> <p><span>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</SPAN><br> <p><span>6. Once your in the folder the non-deletable file it in type in dir - a list will come up with everything inside.</SPAN><br> <p><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 10pt

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ON MY SLICK MP3 PLAYER ,WHEN PLUGGING IT INTO A DESKTOP , WHEN TRYING TO DELETE A CERTAIN FOLDER , A POP UP STATES .. ERROR DELETING FILE OR FOLDER , A BIG X THEN SAYS CANNOT DELETE FILE CANNOT READ FROM...


This sounds like you've got one of three things happening:

1 - Your USB cable is dying slowly. Over time connections become seperated within the cable. This causes data loss and all sorts of funny errors. Try a different cable and see if that helps.

2 - Your USB plug is malfunctioning or underpowered. If you are attempting to use a USB 2.0 device on a 1.1 connection, errors may prevent you from doing what you want to do. Try a different USB port, see if that helps.

3 - Your MP3 player has a setting somewhere locking files to the device itself. If windows tries to delete a locked file, you will receive an error. Browse through the manual of your device or the settings on the device itself and see if there's a lock or protection or USB mode somewhere.

Because you're getting the "cannot read from source or disk" error, I am strongly geared towards #1. Get yourself a new cable and see if that doesn't solve the problem.

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Cannot Copy File:Data error (cyclic redundancy check).


Try to download" Long Path Tool " is also useful in situations where you see these error messages: Cannot read from source file or disk, there has been a sharing violation, cannot delete file or folder, the file name you specified is not valid or too long, the source or destination file may be in use and many other file managing errors.

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Cannot delete file type files from my computer! Please help!


First, try a registry cleaner. After that, right click on the files and check properties. Uncheck read only.

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If you are sure about those file to delete them then you can use this easy tool from malwarebytes

http://www.malwarebytes.org/fa-setup.exe

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How do I delete an icon from my desktop when I get an error message that says "cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk"?


Hi Barry,

Right-click on the file icon and in menu select "Open with..". Select Notepad as program to use.. It should return the following error.. "This file does not exist......would you like to create a new one?". Click on "Yes" and you'll get a blank Notepad screen, type some text and then save the data.. You now have a working file with data in it which you can delete.
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How do I delete certain files from my Sansa?


try going to "my computer" then scroll down until you see an icon that says Sansa e250 click on that then search through both files(2 folders should come up one says data and another says media) try finding the source in here

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