file won't delete

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by seperatist, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. seperatist

    seperatist OSNN Senior Addict

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    i downloaded the evil genius demo (really fun) and the first attempt was a bad file. i tried to delete it but windows won't let me. it says it is being used by another program when it's not. how can i find out what is using it and how can i delete it?



    thanks
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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  3. paul2-0-0-2

    paul2-0-0-2 Moderator

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    Open Notepad, All Files, Go To The File you wana get Rid Of, Select it, Delete it

    Done :)

    Always Works, No need to Install programs when theres really no need lol
     
  4. seperatist

    seperatist OSNN Senior Addict

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    the notepad trick did not work.
     
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    There is a tool that deletes undeletable files when you reboot.
    Sadly I can't remember it's name :(
     
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    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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  7. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Have you even tried a reboot and delete after your machine has come up?
    Safe-Mode may help also
     
  8. paul2-0-0-2

    paul2-0-0-2 Moderator

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    Never known Notepad not to work lol dam
     
  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    bushdogg: thats the one ;)
     
  10. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    1-open the task manager
    2-open cmd (go to run and type "cmd")
    with task manager close "explorer.exe"
    in the cmd window type
    del [name of your file]

    you need to browse the location of your file for exaple if it's in your C: drive type
    cd C and hit enter

    cd command is used to brosw locations on the same drive