have you ever?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by *~*Insolence*~*, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. downloaded something and then when you try to delete it and it wont becasue an error window pops up and tells you another program might be using it...even though you know for a fact that its not?

    well this has happened to me twice since ive had XP...i try and try to delete it but its just not gonna happen...so if anybody here could help me out it would be great
     
  2. riscy

    riscy OSNN Addict

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    Couple of ideas for you -

    Boot up in SafeMode and delete?
    Or
    System restore to a previous time?
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    what is the software so I can avoid it.
     
  4. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    use taskmgr to close explorer & any other non essential programs- browse to the file you want to delete using the lookin drop down menu - now try & delete it from within that window.
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    dont terminate explorer without restarting it again.

    kill it then revive it.

    Kill the other programs and some of the processes then try to remove it
     
  6. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    why I do it all the time ???? - (especially when playing games) - to restart explorer / new task & type explorer / OK

    how else can you delete a file that explorer insists on using ?
     
  7. jw50

    jw50 OSNN Senior Addict

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    A quick way that usually works is to just log off and then log back on. I have found that 9 times out of 10 this will let you delete the file.
     
  8. its a file that i got from kazaa lite...its a music video (well it was supposed to be)...and logging off and on wont help becasue its been on my computer for about a week now and it still doenst delete...a friend of mine has the same problem on his computer...but its with an FTP program...so if you guys have any other ideas that would be great
     
  9. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    did u try this ?
    use taskmgr to close explorer & any other non essential programs- browse to the file you want to delete using the lookin drop down menu - now try & delete it from within that window.