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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 9:51:05 PM

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Hi-
After reading my email (OE), I noticed an icon on my desktop representing
the email I had read (and deleted). Now I can't delete the icon. It is
grayed out and I get the message "Cannot delete file: cannot read from source
disk or file"-no kidding. How do I get rid of this thing?
Thanks

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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 5:37:41 AM

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Install this program called unlocker after it is installed then right click
the file or folder and select Unlocker. If the file or folder is locked then
a window will appear with a list of processes locking the file or folder.
Select the locks and click Unlock and you are done.
http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/unlocker171.exe If that does not work then
try Killbox http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/killbox.zip


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"sousasax" <sousasax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EF0E8D0E-F000-46A9-997F-1F4A33CB6E78@microsoft.com...
> Hi-
> After reading my email (OE), I noticed an icon on my desktop representing
> the email I had read (and deleted). Now I can't delete the icon. It is
> grayed out and I get the message "Cannot delete file: cannot read from
> source
> disk or file"-no kidding. How do I get rid of this thing?
> Thanks
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 5:45:49 AM

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In article <FBMTe.1062$JN5.310@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com>, pcbutts1
@seedsv.com says...
> Install this program called unlocker after it is installed then right click
> the file or folder and select Unlocker. If the file or folder is locked then
> a window will appear with a list of processes locking the file or folder.
> Select the locks and click Unlock and you are done.
> http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/unlocker171.exe If that does not work then
> try Killbox http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/killbox.zip

Only download software you can validate as uncompromised - in the case
of non-vendor site you have no guarantee that the files are unmodified
or uncompromised. Anyone providing a link to a non-vendors site with a
direct download should not be trusted, the vendors sites are the safest
place to download their application.

Always remember - only download files from Trusted Sites.

The OP should boot into SAFE MODE and try and delete the files before
loading anything else on his computer. SAFE MODE may be all that's
needed to unlock the issue.


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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 5:45:50 AM

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Don't worry, I'm not dumb enough to download an executable...

Deleting in safe mode also did not work. Same message as before.



"Leythos" wrote:

> In article <FBMTe.1062$JN5.310@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com>, pcbutts1
> @seedsv.com says...
> > Install this program called unlocker after it is installed then right click
> > the file or folder and select Unlocker. If the file or folder is locked then
> > a window will appear with a list of processes locking the file or folder.
> > Select the locks and click Unlock and you are done.
> > http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/unlocker171.exe If that does not work then
> > try Killbox http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/killbox.zip
>
> Only download software you can validate as uncompromised - in the case
> of non-vendor site you have no guarantee that the files are unmodified
> or uncompromised. Anyone providing a link to a non-vendors site with a
> direct download should not be trusted, the vendors sites are the safest
> place to download their application.
>
> Always remember - only download files from Trusted Sites.
>
> The OP should boot into SAFE MODE and try and delete the files before
> loading anything else on his computer. SAFE MODE may be all that's
> needed to unlock the issue.
>
>
> --
>
> spam999free@rrohio.com
> remove 999 in order to email me
>
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 6:07:29 AM

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In article <C6E08D9C-8C16-4B65-A5B4-98BB97428949@microsoft.com>,
sousasax@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> Don't worry, I'm not dumb enough to download an executable...
>
> Deleting in safe mode also did not work. Same message as before.

It appears that you copied the file out of OE while you were reading
email, my guess, and the file would have originated in your outlook temp
type folder, so, I wonder if you can open outlook express and then
double click on the icon and open the email, then delete it using OE
delete function?


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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 6:07:30 AM

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Nope, doesn't work either. Says it can't find the file.

I didn't consciously copy it...not on purpose anyway. May have been an
errant mouse drag or something but I remember being surprised it was there
when I found it.


"Leythos" wrote:

> In article <C6E08D9C-8C16-4B65-A5B4-98BB97428949@microsoft.com>,
> sousasax@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> > Don't worry, I'm not dumb enough to download an executable...
> >
> > Deleting in safe mode also did not work. Same message as before.
>
> It appears that you copied the file out of OE while you were reading
> email, my guess, and the file would have originated in your outlook temp
> type folder, so, I wonder if you can open outlook express and then
> double click on the icon and open the email, then delete it using OE
> delete function?
>
>
> --
>
> spam999free@rrohio.com
> remove 999 in order to email me
>
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 7:31:47 AM

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Obsessed Stalker you are. Stop replying to my posts.

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"Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
news:MPG.1d8961d3268f900f989f68@news-server.columbus.rr.com...
> In article <FBMTe.1062$JN5.310@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com>, pcbutts1
> @seedsv.com says...
>> Install this program called unlocker after it is installed then right
>> click
>> the file or folder and select Unlocker. If the file or folder is locked
>> then
>> a window will appear with a list of processes locking the file or folder.
>> Select the locks and click Unlock and you are done.
>> http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/unlocker171.exe If that does not work
>> then
>> try Killbox http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/killbox.zip
>
> Only download software you can validate as uncompromised - in the case
> of non-vendor site you have no guarantee that the files are unmodified
> or uncompromised. Anyone providing a link to a non-vendors site with a
> direct download should not be trusted, the vendors sites are the safest
> place to download their application.
>
> Always remember - only download files from Trusted Sites.
>
> The OP should boot into SAFE MODE and try and delete the files before
> loading anything else on his computer. SAFE MODE may be all that's
> needed to unlock the issue.
>
>
> --
>
> spam999free@rrohio.com
> remove 999 in order to email me
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 7:31:48 AM

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"pcbutts1" <pcbutts1@seedsv.com> wrote in message
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> Obsessed Stalker you are. Stop replying to my posts.

Quit making them.

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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 7:37:25 AM

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I guess you really don't want your problem fixed then. My site is authorized
to distribute the software I have gave you links to. You can believe me or
some guy named Leythos who you don't know from a hole in the wall. BTW you
can get the software from the authors site but it is still an executable.
For me to change that I would be violating my agreement with him.

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"sousasax" <sousasax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C6E08D9C-8C16-4B65-A5B4-98BB97428949@microsoft.com...
> Don't worry, I'm not dumb enough to download an executable...
>
> Deleting in safe mode also did not work. Same message as before.
>
>
>
> "Leythos" wrote:
>
>> In article <FBMTe.1062$JN5.310@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com>, pcbutts1
>> @seedsv.com says...
>> > Install this program called unlocker after it is installed then right
>> > click
>> > the file or folder and select Unlocker. If the file or folder is locked
>> > then
>> > a window will appear with a list of processes locking the file or
>> > folder.
>> > Select the locks and click Unlock and you are done.
>> > http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/unlocker171.exe If that does not work
>> > then
>> > try Killbox http://www.pcbutts1.com/downloads/killbox.zip
>>
>> Only download software you can validate as uncompromised - in the case
>> of non-vendor site you have no guarantee that the files are unmodified
>> or uncompromised. Anyone providing a link to a non-vendors site with a
>> direct download should not be trusted, the vendors sites are the safest
>> place to download their application.
>>
>> Always remember - only download files from Trusted Sites.
>>
>> The OP should boot into SAFE MODE and try and delete the files before
>> loading anything else on his computer. SAFE MODE may be all that's
>> needed to unlock the issue.
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> spam999free@rrohio.com
>> remove 999 in order to email me
>>
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 10:22:37 AM

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Don't worry !
I hope when you'll restart your PC, you'll be able to delete it.
"sousasax" <sousasax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EF0E8D0E-F000-46A9-997F-1F4A33CB6E78@microsoft.com...
> Hi-
> After reading my email (OE), I noticed an icon on my desktop representing
> the email I had read (and deleted). Now I can't delete the icon. It is
> grayed out and I get the message "Cannot delete file: cannot read from
> source
> disk or file"-no kidding. How do I get rid of this thing?
> Thanks
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 10:22:38 AM

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Been there, done that. Still won't delete.

"Fahid Shehzad" wrote:

> Don't worry !
> I hope when you'll restart your PC, you'll be able to delete it.
> "sousasax" <sousasax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EF0E8D0E-F000-46A9-997F-1F4A33CB6E78@microsoft.com...
> > Hi-
> > After reading my email (OE), I noticed an icon on my desktop representing
> > the email I had read (and deleted). Now I can't delete the icon. It is
> > grayed out and I get the message "Cannot delete file: cannot read from
> > source
> > disk or file"-no kidding. How do I get rid of this thing?
> > Thanks
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 10:22:38 AM

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Nope-been there, done that. Still won't delete

"Fahid Shehzad" wrote:

> Don't worry !
> I hope when you'll restart your PC, you'll be able to delete it.
> "sousasax" <sousasax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EF0E8D0E-F000-46A9-997F-1F4A33CB6E78@microsoft.com...
> > Hi-
> > After reading my email (OE), I noticed an icon on my desktop representing
> > the email I had read (and deleted). Now I can't delete the icon. It is
> > grayed out and I get the message "Cannot delete file: cannot read from
> > source
> > disk or file"-no kidding. How do I get rid of this thing?
> > Thanks
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 2:49:54 PM

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In article <DgOTe.2331$6e1.886@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com>, pcbutts1
@seedsv.com says...
> Obsessed Stalker you are. Stop replying to my posts.

Let me explain it to you one more time sonny. I don't show any names in
my Usenet client, I only show the subject and date in the headers column
- no names of any posters at all. So, that means, like I've done for
more than 20 years, I read and interact with threads based on the
subject line and sometimes I even read subjects that I'm just scrolling
through. I don't know who posted until I open the subject and 99% of the
time I don't even pay attention to the posters identity - after you've
been here long enough you can tell the poster by the way they respond.

If you, or anyone, posts something that violates the security norms, or
provides incorrect/bad solutions for a problem, and I happen to catch
it, and happen to have a solution to correct it or happen to have a
better method, like everyone else I'm going to post a reply.

If you or anyone continue to post links to an unknown personal site
asking people to "Trust" that the files you're providing are valid,
uncompromised, and actually a MIRROR of the vendors files, well, I'm
going to follow the normal security advice and warn people about the
possible problems it can cause. If you were to provide proper links, as
any security conscious/ethical person would, then there would be no
problems.

This is a Microsoft sponsored Usenet group, it has a Microsoft charter,
and is frequented by many people that don't know a lot about security or
about downloading from unknown sites - you're not helping them learn
about security by asking them to violate security norms.

Since your don't post a link to a download PAGE, where you show the
vendors information, their site links, and their requested download
links, like any Mirror or security minded person would, your files
violate the norms for security.

So, stop doing stupid things and giving bad instructions to people that
already have security problems and you won't have to worry about being
corrected - the same is true for anyone posting like you do, but you
seem to be the only person in the Microsoft groups that keeps doing it
after they've been informed.

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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 8:27:58 PM

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You must think I'm stupid or something and everybody else too. Stop stalking
me stalker. Stop replying to my posts. You are obsessed with me and you need
help.

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"Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
news:MPG.1d89e15e8da78513989f76@news-server.columbus.rr.com...
> In article <DgOTe.2331$6e1.886@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com>, pcbutts1
> @seedsv.com says...
>> Obsessed Stalker you are. Stop replying to my posts.
>
> Let me explain it to you one more time sonny. I don't show any names in
> my Usenet client, I only show the subject and date in the headers column
> - no names of any posters at all. So, that means, like I've done for
> more than 20 years, I read and interact with threads based on the
> subject line and sometimes I even read subjects that I'm just scrolling
> through. I don't know who posted until I open the subject and 99% of the
> time I don't even pay attention to the posters identity - after you've
> been here long enough you can tell the poster by the way they respond.
>
> If you, or anyone, posts something that violates the security norms, or
> provides incorrect/bad solutions for a problem, and I happen to catch
> it, and happen to have a solution to correct it or happen to have a
> better method, like everyone else I'm going to post a reply.
>
> If you or anyone continue to post links to an unknown personal site
> asking people to "Trust" that the files you're providing are valid,
> uncompromised, and actually a MIRROR of the vendors files, well, I'm
> going to follow the normal security advice and warn people about the
> possible problems it can cause. If you were to provide proper links, as
> any security conscious/ethical person would, then there would be no
> problems.
>
> This is a Microsoft sponsored Usenet group, it has a Microsoft charter,
> and is frequented by many people that don't know a lot about security or
> about downloading from unknown sites - you're not helping them learn
> about security by asking them to violate security norms.
>
> Since your don't post a link to a download PAGE, where you show the
> vendors information, their site links, and their requested download
> links, like any Mirror or security minded person would, your files
> violate the norms for security.
>
> So, stop doing stupid things and giving bad instructions to people that
> already have security problems and you won't have to worry about being
> corrected - the same is true for anyone posting like you do, but you
> seem to be the only person in the Microsoft groups that keeps doing it
> after they've been informed.
>
> --
>
> spam999free@rrohio.com
> remove 999 in order to email me
Anonymous
September 10, 2005 9:17:51 PM

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Hi,
A few days late, but...
Try DelinvFile from http://www.purgeie.com/delinv.htm
then
Killbox from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/killbox.php
then
MoveOnBoot from http://www.snapfiles.com/get/moveonboot.html

Hope this helps,
Don
[MS MVP- IE]

"sousasax" <sousasax[at]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EF0E8D0E-F000-46A9-997F-1F4A33CB6E78@microsoft.com...
> Hi-
> After reading my email (OE), I noticed an icon on my desktop representing
> the email I had read (and deleted). Now I can't delete the icon. It is
> grayed out and I get the message "Cannot delete file: cannot read from
source
> disk or file"-no kidding. How do I get rid of this thing?
> Thanks
!