How to delete undeletable files

October 2016


I want to know how to deleve "undeletable files"


  • Open Notepad.exe
  • Click File>Save As..>
  • locate the folder where your undeletable file are.
  • Choose `All files' from the file type box.
  • click once on the file u wanna delete so its name appears in the `filename' box.
  • put a " at the start and end of the filename

(the filename should have the extension of the undeletable file so it will overwrite it)
  • click save,
  • It should ask you to overwrite the existing file, choose yes and you can delete it as normal

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