How can I delete corrupted & unreadable files

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corrupted files
unreadable files
Windows 7
So I recently downloaded a video from the internet and then all of a sudden a blackout occurred. When I rebooted my computer I found out that I cannot do anything to the file I downloaded. I cannot copy it, cut it, delete it or even rename it. I have done some research and I found out some tips and suggestions on how to recover my file or possibly force delete it. I also downloaded a bunch of software which I found had some good reviews and nothing worked. It simply states that it cannot delete it since the file is unreadable and corrupted. I also did the "chkdsk command" and guess what? It never really helped me in any way. I also tried recovering and repairing it to no avail. My frustration and annoyance overcame me and I have been pressing the delete button over a hundred times. I would accept any suggestion with gratitude no matter the outcome. Thank You Very Much!
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Before deleting corrupt or unreadable files from storage device. I recommend you to take latest backup. There are two options either selected the damaged file and hit on shift + delete key or simply format the partition.

But when you format partition then all data will be erased from it. So be conscious while formatting partition. If you format important files then you have to go for data recovery solution.
For lost data recovery search SysTools Data Recovery Software
 

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  • TheRealRaven
    First thing to try is to create a new directory to see if you can move the file to it. If you can, then delete the directory. If the directory won't delete, create a directory on a network share and move the file there. Then delete the shared directory. That tends to be more successful.
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  • RyanCaps
    First of all THANK YOU for your suggestion. But when I'm about to move the file into the shared directory i just can't. The message display shows up again saying I cannot move or copy this file since it is corrupted and unreadable. Gosh I am so frustrated maybe I'll just let it stay that way? It's not gonna affect anything right?
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  • ToddN2000
    Another possibility would be to boot your computer in DOS mode, navigate the the folder where the file is located with the CD\ command and try and do the delete from there.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Reboot the system in Safe mode and after logging to desktop, try to delete the file. If it does not work, download MWAV (free to use) an anti virus to scan/clean viruses if any and make sure there is no virus in your system.
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  • RyanCaps
    Well I already tried deleting it in Safe Mode to no avail. Also I tried scanning it for viruses and malwares and the results came out saying that my file is safe.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    OK, again reboot in safe mode, and type msconfig on Search bar or Run box. It opens a window, click Startup tab and deselect the unnecessary services that you think not necessary to run at this time. Be careful don't deselect any Microsoft services. Again click Services tab, and click to select Hide all Microsoft services checkbox. Now deselect all unnecessary services that you think. Be careful about other essential services. This task is time consuming. So keep patience when you will do this. After that try to delete the item. Also go to your Users folder (generally it is under C drive) and open your Login account or user account. Go to AppData folder and search if there is anything suspicious under the name of the video or something like that. If it is found, try to delete it.
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  • ToddN2000
    What is the current file extension on the file? When downloading videos from some sites like YouTube, it's not as easy as it once was. It's in the way the files are being streamed. Have you tried to download the video a second time to a different location and try coping it into the directory of the corrupt one? It may prompt with the duplicate file and ask if you want to replace it... Just a thinking of other possibilities
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