Unremovable fragmented file

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I have defragmented my hard drive and have one fragmented file that remains.
This file is located in a temporary internet file folder. Upon request to
delete the file, Windows spits back "Cannot delete file: cannot read from
source file or disk". I have deleted all other folders and files within the
Content.IE5 folder.

Filename:
....\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\V9DA3MAG\ShowFolder[1]
Size: 0kb

Can this file be removed?

The bigger picture:
I am wanting to transition my Documents and Settings folder over to a new
hard drive so that I can free up space on the older drive. I will mount the
hard drive to the Documents and Settings folder . To do this, the Documents
and Settings folder has to be empty. The unremovable file keeps me from doing
this. I just realized that I could just create a new D&S folder and rename
the older something else. Well, I would still like to remove the fragmented
file.
 
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How can a 0-byte file be fragmented?

Well, forget that....I assume you tried to delete it in safe mode from the
command line....ugly bit of navigating there, to be sure, but have you tried
it? Is it even there when you view it from explorer?

Have you run a chkdsk /r lately? Might consider that.





"purplecow" <purplecow@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4FDF31D1-2621-4423-AC07-784BA04DA5C6@microsoft.com...
> I have defragmented my hard drive and have one fragmented file that
remains.
> This file is located in a temporary internet file folder. Upon request to
> delete the file, Windows spits back "Cannot delete file: cannot read from
> source file or disk". I have deleted all other folders and files within
the
> Content.IE5 folder.
>
> Filename:
> ...\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\V9DA3MAG\ShowFolder[1]
> Size: 0kb
>
> Can this file be removed?
>
> The bigger picture:
> I am wanting to transition my Documents and Settings folder over to a new
> hard drive so that I can free up space on the older drive. I will mount
the
> hard drive to the Documents and Settings folder . To do this, the
Documents
> and Settings folder has to be empty. The unremovable file keeps me from
doing
> this. I just realized that I could just create a new D&S folder and rename
> the older something else. Well, I would still like to remove the
fragmented
> file.
 
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Hi, purplecow.

Content.IE5 and the other TIF folders don't work like "normal" folders and
can't be manipulated with the tools that usually work.

To empty the TIF, run IE and click Tools | Internet Options... On the first
(General) tab are buttons to empty the TIF cache, including Delete
Cookies... and Delete Files.... The Settings... button opens another screen
that shows you the current location of your TIF. It also has buttons to
View the TIF files and objects, plus a button to Move folder... Use this to
put your TIF into a different volume - or even onto a different HDD, if you
want. If you are determined, you can move the TIF, then defrag your problem
volume, then move the TIF back to that volume if you like. You probably
will need to stop and restart IE more than once to get all this
accomplished.

As I said, the TIF just doesn't work like other files and folders.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
rc@corridor.net
Microsoft Windows MVP

"purplecow" <purplecow@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4FDF31D1-2621-4423-AC07-784BA04DA5C6@microsoft.com...
>I have defragmented my hard drive and have one fragmented file that
>remains.
> This file is located in a temporary internet file folder. Upon request to
> delete the file, Windows spits back "Cannot delete file: cannot read from
> source file or disk". I have deleted all other folders and files within
> the
> Content.IE5 folder.
>
> Filename:
> ...\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\V9DA3MAG\ShowFolder[1]
> Size: 0kb
>
> Can this file be removed?
>
> The bigger picture:
> I am wanting to transition my Documents and Settings folder over to a new
> hard drive so that I can free up space on the older drive. I will mount
> the
> hard drive to the Documents and Settings folder . To do this, the
> Documents
> and Settings folder has to be empty. The unremovable file keeps me from
> doing
> this. I just realized that I could just create a new D&S folder and rename
> the older something else. Well, I would still like to remove the
> fragmented
> file.
 

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