Cannot delete cheats.dat file

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by impizkit, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. impizkit
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    impizkit Lazy Lurker

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    As the topic states, I have a cheats.dat file on my desktop that I cannot delete. It is 0 kb in size. When I try to delete it, it says that it cannot find the file specified. I have Windows 7 Ultimate if that helps. I have tried a few things I found online such as using cmd prompt and even downloaded a few programs that are supposed to help delete it, but nothing works. Right now I have a gadget clock covering it because I am sick of looking at it. I usually leave nothing on my desktop and this is driving me crazy. Any ideas what I can do to get rid of this?
     
  2. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    This used to happen to me a while back on Windows XP. The file is gone, but the logo is there. All I did was just restart my computer, I assume thats what you did?
     
  3. Dter ic

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    right click on the fikle then click refresh
     
  4. impizkit
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    impizkit Lazy Lurker

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    I have rebooted many times since then. I have had it there for a couple months. Im at work right now so I cant try the refresh, but I will give that a try. Any other suggestions....
     
  5. Dter ic

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    if that fails try safe mode and delete
     
  6. impizkit
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    I will give those options a try. Thanks Dter ic. If niether work, I will report back.
     
  7. Waflix

    Waflix El Psy Congroo

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    I have problems like that sometimes too, the thing is that the file size is 0 kB. So I just let them there, and eventually they dissapear. - (I think this is what ShadowSoldier sais too.)

    Sometimes the problems with me is that it is on a portable device, and when I remove them they come back. If I delete it again, and remove the device safely, the file is deleted permanently.


    If this is what Dter ic also said, I would like to apologize. I didn't understand them well.
     
  8. Bently

    Bently GBAtemp Fan

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    If all of the previous options failed try using Unlocker.
     
  9. impizkit
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    Thank you Bently! That did the trick! Thanks to everyone else who gave suggestions as well.
     
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