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hi, someone has access into my computer and create a folder on my drive C, name it "TestX", I try to delete it but unable to do so, I have check the security, it's give permission but as I delete it it's say Not found!! what did he do and how do I delete it?
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by:matt023
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the file is probably locked.  unlock it using computer management > shared folders > open files or just reboot your machine.
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by:SysExpert
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Try to do this logged in as administrator.

I hope this helps !
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by:jhance
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Open a CMD window and CD to the folder that has the file.  Then type:

DIR /X

Then look at the "8.3" filename for the folder.  It may be something like "TESTX~1" or whatever.  There may be characters after a ".".  Whatever it is, type:

RMDIR whatever_name_you_got_from_dir_x

and you should be able to delete it.  If there are files contained in the folder, you'll have to delete them first.  If they are named "funny" also, use the same technique, use RMDIR for folders, and DEL for files.
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by:astronus
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u got the credit jhance but how they do that, that i couldn't delete by Windows and have to use DOS to delete it
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They create the filenames using characters that don't work in the Windows shell.  This is a hackers trick and it can be done via the CMD shell using the same technique as you used to delete or with a program.

If this is happening via the network, you may be getting hacked.  Perhaps you should look into a firewall or a program like ZoneAlarm.  If you are running the FTP service, stop it unless you really need it.  
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