help deleting a file

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I am trying to delete a file and it says that it is currently being used by another person or program. I have restarted my computer to make sure that there are no unusual programs running, and i still can not get rid of it. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!!!

Richard
 

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See how you go with this.

Deleting files - Access Denied Error

Explorer.exe in XP has a bad habit of wanting to hang on to files, even when you have finished using them - therefore when you try to delete the file, XP will say "Access Denied".
This error occurs more often when working with media files - mp3, avi, mpeg etc.
TIP:
Close all open applications.
Open a command prompt and navigate to the directory with the offending files.
Then open the Task Manager and click on the Processes tab. select "explorer.exe" under Image Name. Click "End Process".
That will leave you with only the command prompt and the task manager running.
Now at the Command Prompt, its time to delete the file(s). Using the DEL command. Example c:>\movies\DEL movie.avi
Now the files are deleted, go to the task manager and click on the Applications tab. Click the "New Task" button. in the dialog, type explorer.exe and click OK.


For folders the command is 'rd'.
 
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thank you very much that worked like a charm!!!! once again the wonderfull people of this board taught me something new!!

Thanks again!!!
 

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