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I NEED HELP! HOW DO YOU DELETE A FULL OR DISK PROTECTED FILE


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HI...i recently download a trial monopoly version and tried to delete it myself because somehow it didn't come with its' own uninstall option...now when i go to windows search assistant th file still comes up...how can i go about deleting this? Actually the full message is: cannot delete dlgdll.dll: access is denied please make sure that the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is currently not in use. thanks!
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If you find a folder for it in programme files, click it to highlight, then click move this folder, move to my documents and reboot

Try deleting it then
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A (usually) more reliable way to 'release' a file from Windows grip is to close Explorer then use the 'DEL' command on the file in a DOS window.

1. Open a command-line, DOS-prompt window on the Desktop
2. Bring up Task Manager and 'End Process' on explorer.exe
3. leave task manager open
3. In the command-line window, navigate to the relevant folder.
4. Type DEL followed by a space then the filename and press [enter]
5. Close DOS window
6. In Task Manager, go to File - New Task. Type EXPLORER and Click 'OK'
7. Done (hopefully, in most cases anyway).

Edited by pip22, 02 August 2006 - 06:38 AM.

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thanks it worked!
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Thank You for letting us know
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