cant delete a temp file--"file not found" ?!
im running windows xp (sony vaio laptop) and ive been trying to clean out my temp files.
i ran Disk Cleanup and the progress bar always stopped at around 10%, so i decided to manually clean out temp directories on my comp.
i got to the the following directory:
"c:\documents and settings\(my user name)\local settings\temp\temporary internet files\content.ie5\pzjz5tke\"
and all but 1 file could be deleted. it is a file with no extension and a very long name, with "brokeback-mountain" in the beginning. it is 107kb. when i try to delete it, nothing happens; the file remains and no error message appears.
if i try to open the file via notepad, i get an "access denied" message. when i try to do other things to the file such as using file deletion programs, it says "file cannot be found." if i try to delete its containing folder, i get "cannot delete file. cannot find the specified file. make sure you specify the correct path and filename." i can rename that containing folder but it doesnt affect that file.
when i right-click for properties, the menu only allows "send to" or "open with," and both commands result in errors. i cannot copy+paste the file.
this file is annoying me! i want to get rid of it! it blocks my disk cleanup feature! ive tried closing down all non-essential processes in case there is an accessibility issue, but that is ineffective.
file name (um maybe a typo or two in there):
brokeback-mountain_w0qqbszsearchqqcatrefzc6qqfromzr10qqfsooz 1qqfsopz1qqfstypez1qqftrz1qftrvz1qqsacatzq2d1qqsad isz200qqsargnzq2d1qqsaslcz2qqsbrftogz1qqs