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Old 04-30-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
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I somehow created a Scrap Object File when in Paint and it is quite large (18meg) and I can't delete it as it states it is dependent on the file it came from. This was a scanned photo file I was playing around with. Can someone advise how I delete this please?

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Old 05-02-2008, 02:11 AM   #2
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Hello, Welcome to TSF.

This process may or may not work. Give it a go and see what happens

1. Open task manager and get to the processes tab.
2. Go to start -> run and type in cmd, then hit enter
3. When the command prompt opens, navigate to the location where the file is. (use 'cd ..' to go back and 'cd [folder name]' to go forward. 'dir' will show you all the files in the current folder.
4. Once you're in the folder where the scrap file is, go back to task manager.
5. Find and terminate the process called 'explorer.exe'
6. Back to the command prompt, type in 'del [filename]' and answer any questions that may come up.
7. Back to task manager, File -> New Task, type in explorer.exe and press ok.

Let us know how that goes.

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Great and thanks..I had to play around even though your instructions where fine but I still had to remember my old dos stuff. I didn't know about things one can do with Task Manager as well so I'll swot that up..very grateful
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Thank you very much

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