How To Find and Delete a File

How To Find And Delete A File Method #1: There are several ways to find and delete files, especially when your system is infected with malware. After killing one of the active processes, sometimes windows will refuse to delete the file in question. One trick to getting windows to relenquish control of the file while you’re still in normal mode is to try renaming or moving the file. Sometimes this will force windows into unlocking the file, allowing it to be deleted. The first method (and most user friendly method) to finding a file is to use the windows default search, which is available from Start>Search>Files and Folders… The user can search for a specific file or files, and even base the results on the text found within the file itself. Unless the file in question is a system file, generally speaking, the file should be able to be deleted with relative ease. To delete the file, you can either hit the delete button, or right click on the file and select the delete option. Below is a screenshot of the application. Method #2: The next method to deleting a file, and specifically during a malware infection, involves using the windows commandline. The reason we will be looking at this method is that sometimes malware will start even during safemode, which will at some point require you to boot up with only the command prompt at your disposal. While the command prompt may be daunting at first to some, it’s actually quite easy to learn and will always prove to be a valuable piece of knowledge to have. To...

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