How do I wipe these files off my MicroSD card?

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  1. Kirby6417
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    I was moving around some games on my MicroSD card when it all of a sudden froze for a sec, as though I had pulled it out of my computer right there. Then some of the files corrupted (I just backed them all up earlier tonight. Whew!) So I deleted them all, but now there are 3 that just won't disappear. They are called:

    robots!.
    e4rk-g.sdd
    Golden_S.un_

    I have no idea how they got these names or what they are, but they can't be deleted. WHen I try to delete or move them, it says: Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disc.

    And if I try to format it, it says I can't because some applications are running or something (and clearly there is nothing running on it; just those 3 corrupt files.)

    Damn. I'm such a noob at this stuff. Thanks in advance, folks.
     
  2. Elvarg

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    reformat it will automatically wipe everything.
     
  3. Kirby6417
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    Unless I'm doing something wrong, that's not working. I find the MicroSD card as a storage device on my computer, right click it, and click format. After I set that up and press ok, it tells me some of its applications are in use.
     
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    Elvarg Zyzz™

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    umm you reformatted it you have to restart your computer because your used the windows one or just refresh your my computer OR use zizers Panasonic sd formatter.
     
  6. darkriku2000

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    Try restarting your computer

    Also, if you're on windows xp, try this:

    1) Open task manager
    2) Go to the processes tab
    3) Find explorer.exe, a lot of stuff will disappear, it's ok
    4) Go to the Applications tab
    5) Click "New Task"
    6) In the window that appears, type in explorer.exe and click ok

    NOTE: This won't work on windows Vista or 7
     
  7. zizer

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    it is too difficult , joke
     
  8. Kirby6417
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    The SD formatter worked without a problem. Thanks guys. Don't know what I'd do without GBAtemp haha