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Deleting Folders

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manzikert

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#1
I'd be grateful for any advice.
I have some files and folders which will not be deleted however hard I try, the error message being that they are in use by another program. I have tried to delete them using the command prompt with explorer not running, but they will not go away. Any ideas would be appreciated.
 
M

manzikert

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#3
Deleting

Cheers - I've tried this but am left with a number of stubborn ones which refuse to go away. I've also got a folder which has decided that it's read-only and won't change its mind whatever I do. Great. Thanks anyway!
 
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Scoundrl

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#4
You can boot to the recovery console and remove them that way. For information on the recovery console look here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q307654 .
You could also figure out what is holding those files in use, it is probably some spyware or file sharing software like Kazaa. Run AdAware or Spybot to check out what spyware is running on your machine and shut down any file sharing programs you have running and try and delete them again.

TTYL
Ken
 
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Scoundrl

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#6
You will probably not be able to do it with a DOS boot floppy. It really depends on the file system if it's FAT32 then you can use a 98 startup disk but if it's NTFS you will need to do it with the recovery console which is kinda like the DOS but not really.


Ken
 
C

Critic

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#7
You could always use ERD Commander (Winternals),

great tool, boot dead systems and repair stuff like this usually not a problem, good ntfs support.
 

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