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Hi everyone,

I just signed up to post on these forums hoping that somebody out there could help me! I'm at residence at school, about 2 hrs away from home.

About a month ago my dad moved all my files from another hard drive to this computer's drive D:, and my operating system Windows XP Pro runs on drive C:. On my previous computer (from which all the files originated) the files were also on a 2nd drive partitioned from the drive with the operating system, but were fine then. Now, the problem I have been encountering with ALL files on drive D: is that I can't delete any of them (unless I do it manually by using the command prompt and typing each file name i want to delete.) An error box pops up saying "Cannot delete file ___. Cannot find specified path. Make sure you specify the correct path." This happens with every file I try to delete. I remember my dad saying that he installed the Service Pack 2 and that it caused some problems with the computer but I can't recall what... :(

If anyone has any idea what the problem is and how I could fix it, please let me know!! I would appreciate it very much.

Thanks a lot,
Amanda
 

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I had a problem with this before, i think its some kinda bug in the NTFS filesystem, i guess what it does is 'emulates' the files that you transfered, and you cant delete the files because windows still thinks that the files that you transfered are still on the other partition, say that you transfered a file from NTFS C:\ to FAT32 D:\ windows thinks that the file is still on the c:\ hense cant find the path. Im sorry to tell you this but i have no idea how to fix this problem. A good format will do it though :>, next time transfer it through the network if you can. Hopefully someone else has another solution because this one stumps me as well.

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I've had somewhat of the same problem only kids at college want me to delete porn from their machine and the same thing happens. Well I charge em 10 bucks and then just erase them via command prompt. But you can try booting into safe mode and see if that works if not, well I'm with him just reformat.
 
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