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Old 04-12-02, 11:47 AM
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How to remove Corrupt files from trash?

I just deleted 3 corrupt files from my portable hard drive and they got sent to the trash. I then proceeded to empty the trash. When I closed the trash window, the trash icon showed there is still something left in the trash. I then right clicked on it and said empty trash. It then said, do you want to remove these three files? I'm guessing that these 3 files are the 3 corrupt ones I just sent to the recycling bin. Anyone know how to remove them permanently? Thanks.
Old 04-12-02, 12:26 PM
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you could try running scandisk and see if it offers to fix or delete them.

you could try going into safe-mode (not sure what OS you're running, but MSDOS mode if available) and try to delete them from there.

other than that... it beats me
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Thanks Eeyore. I ended up using my boss' method. (it was a combination of your idea and his). He just suggested restarted, this then kicked in scandisk, found the corrupt files and restored them. I could then delete them from my HD Phew!

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