Can't delete file on USB Drive

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  1. serendipiti

    serendipiti New Member

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    Hi!I use a Transcend JetFlash drive 512MB for my backup and carrying files.A few days back,while working in a cyber cafe,the comp rebooted suddenly and i was unable to eject the drive i.e remove it properly, and from then on i am seeing a file with a name containing random charcters(size 0 KB).This file can't be deleted.I have run a scandisk(windows proprietary and Norton Disk Doctor) and yet am unable to delete the file.On trying it says:Can't access the file named...
    I have also run a virus check on the drive and results are negative.
    Kindly suggest away in which i can delete the file.
     
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    hemant_mathur -- No Easter Eggs here --

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    If u can then try to format the drive
     
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    well formatting will the last option...will try everything else b4 formatting
     
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    its just a matter of 512mb dude...just backup ur data in ur hdd n format it...not dat a big issue...i think there is some conflict wit winfile recognisation...so windows not able 2 access it n u cant access ur thumb drive in non win os like dos or so....so format it...my advice

    Cheers!
     
  5. Vishal Gupta

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    Try Unlocker to delete the file, otherwise try to remove the file from DOS or Linux :)
     
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    wizrulz GUNNING DOWN TEAMS

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    back up imp data ..and format simple.... ;)
     
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    Use Unlocker

    EDIT:Vishal already posted that solution.
     
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    You know something? I could have gone the rest of my life without knowing that.
     
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