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Old 03-12-13, 07:07 AM
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Need help ASAP - SYSTEM overload

I wanted to zip a file, into 50MB bits, however, I put it into 50KB! The file was 4GB..

I have hundreds of thousands of tiny files littering my desktop, around 260,000, causing my RAM & CPU to max out, and I've attempted to select all > Delete, but it just freezes up and I waited 3 hours and no progress!

What can I do! IS there some way to delete them better ?!


*Update 1

I just attempted to do a System restore to a time before I did it - But they're still here!

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Old 03-12-13, 08:43 AM
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Have you tried removing the items in groups in Windows Explorer?
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Old 03-12-13, 08:44 AM
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This is actually hilarious. You need to use a cmd prompt dude, look up the delete commands and you can probably do it en-masse.

Seriously though, this is, excellently hilarious.
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Old 03-12-13, 08:44 AM
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Hahah that is something I've never heard before!

Make a bootable linux stick, boot into linux, navigate into your desktop and delete them.
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Old 03-12-13, 08:52 AM
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P.S. take a screenshot of this, I gotta see it
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Old 03-12-13, 09:06 AM
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Yes I have. tried groups, but at about 20 or so, it'll freeze.

I've done command prompt as well, but they're zip files, so I can't just delete them due to their file type.

Nothing about this is hilarious either, my system is bogged down to the core and I spent a good deal of time trying to delete them slowly, but it'd still take hours of clicking.

This is such a bad thing, especially after my driver issues. I can only really see formatting as a possibility now. What can I do?
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Old 03-12-13, 09:47 AM
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Reboot in safe mode, open the command line and try
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del /f /s /a "C:\users\yourusername\desktop\*.zip
Replace zip with your file extension (rar,zip,7zip).
Alternatively download a distro of linux like Ubuntu/Mint, put it on a USB with a tool like UNetbooti/LinuxLive USB Creator, reboot and keep pressing F11 until the boot menu comes up, select linux and delete them from there.
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Old 03-12-13, 09:51 AM
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Try booting in safe mode to delete them, there's probably a service in the background that's trying to read all the details of selected files and just hanging.

But you can delete any file type using cmd.

EDIT: Snortan beat me to it :P
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Old 03-12-13, 10:31 AM
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Actually it is kinda funny dude, (mind the language if you please) if you don't see the funny side then you'll just go mad. The above mentioned prompt command in safe mode should do the trick though.
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