But the file is completely empty, there is not even one character in it.
Not even data to tell about the file (which is why you get the error).
Your not going to be able to recover the file. The computer did not write any data to it, which can mean an issue with the data on your hard drive.
Whilst I cannot get the file back for you (this is not possible) I can tell you what you need to do to avoid this re-occuring in the future.
I would like you to do the below steps please, to remove any corruption both in the reigstry and on the hard drive, that can cause this problem.
Download CC Cleaner (free) from hereCC Cleaner
(Click Download Latest Version on the top right)
Run it and let it scan and repair your registry.
Once done, restart the computer
Click Start, Run, type in CMD and press enter
A black window will open.
Type in it
It will give a message "the type of the file system is NTFS cannot lock current drive.
chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts y/n" Say Y, press enter and restart the computer.
Once it has completed, your computer is then clear of any corruption, which will allow you to avoid this problem.
If you would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.
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