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June 2002 — Monthly Archive

Kalam to be India’s next President

I usually scowl at political news. Today was an exception: Abdul Kalam to be the next Prez? Neat. This guy is a smart man, a good human being, great scientist, and a good speaker. Somebody the average Indian can look up to.

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10 June 2002 11:24 pm

Removing Undeletable Files on Windows

If you see ‘undeletable’ files on Windows NT-family OSes, even as an administrator, it may be a sign of worm, virus or rootkit infestation. (You can easily verify if the files have been locked by another process using Process Explorer or FileMon).

The easiest way to remove these undeletable files is

rd \?\D:\full\path\to\folder or
del \?\D:\full\path\to\folder\file.ext

You may get a ‘file in use by another process’ error — relogin and you should see the files removed. MSKB 120716 says that should be


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