Solved! The Undeleteable File

Wafcon

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Aug 8, 2016
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Hi Everyone! So I've had this file for quite some time with the name of "s778", and was a byproduct of a failed adobe video rendering. The detected size via the General properties window is 0 bytes, but moving to the details tab shows it is 22GB, and other programs state the same. Upon attempted deletion, a popup window simply states that the item could no longer be found. I have tried literally everything, ranging from restarting, using lockhunter, windirstat, modifying the permissions, trying to delete at during startup, tried force deleting it via cmd prompt, and tried deleting it while in safe mode. None of these methods have worked for me. The only thing I haven't tried is reinstalling windows, which is not a step I'm willing to take.

Some other info: The file type revealed by properties is simply "File (.)
I am running Windows 7 home premium on a WD Blue 7200rpm HHD, that still performs incredibly well.
 

Wafcon

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Aug 8, 2016
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Thanks, I'll give this a shot and report back.
 

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