How come I am unable to delete a file with a really odd name from my external hard drive?

by on February 20, 2010

Q: On an external drive appeared the following file: 1e11c8c0b2b52f88e07755c6525278 and I am unable to remove it using “delete”?

What is it & what should I do about it?


2 Responses to “How come I am unable to delete a file with a really odd name from my external hard drive?”
  1.  

    I suggest running Error checking on the drive.

    Right click on the drive icon, click properties, tools tab and run the error checking.

     
  2.  

    That file should be used by some program, so you can’t delete it, best way to deal with is using kill process program find out which program using that file and then end this program.
    Btw you can google ‘kill process’ to find this program.