windows cd writer temp files- arrrgh!

  manicGPz 19:19 18 Dec 05
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Hi everybody,
My son tried to write a file to CDRW and used the windows cd writer...problem is, he renamed the file without an extension - 'driver_for_cam", and so every time I try do delete this temporary file windows cannot find the file in the first place. I have tried:
Using the 'Delete temporary files' function
Moving the file to recycle bin/desktop..no go
Renaming the file...no go
Searching registry for temp files cache..no result for this file
Strangling said son in frustration...blue face, no result on file (!)
So, could anybody please tell me how to get rid of this !"£$%^ file? Maybe somebody knows where to find the temp files cache on the registry??any help vry gratefully received

  Fingees 19:52 18 Dec 05

If you go to start/search.
search all files & folders.

Enter the part of the title you know, without the extention.

It will then be found. It is probably not named as a tmp file.

  manicGPz 20:16 18 Dec 05

Hi Fingees,
tried your suggestion, found the file, but cannot delete it as a dialog pops up "cannot delete file, cannot read from source file or disk"..the same result as I have been getting..any other ideas?!?

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  VoG II 20:23 18 Dec 05
  manicGPz 22:53 18 Dec 05

thanx, will try tomorrow, tell you how I got on...

  manicGPz 20:04 05 Jan 06

Thanx VoG, unlocker worked a treat, thanks again

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