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Can't delete a file


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Hi all, could use some help for this one, probably a simple solution...


I downloaded the .exe file for quicktime... most recent version from apple.com.... and I had a problem in the middle of the download and the download stopped half way.... I went back and redownloaded it and installed Quicktime. The problem is I was able to delete the file that I redownloaded, but I can't delet the file that stopped half way on. I have gone into properties to make sure it wasn't set as READ ONLY, but it is not. When I try and delete it, it pauses then pops up a message saying: Cannot Delete QuickTime Installer: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using this file and try again.... I have gone through my task manager and ended all the processes running under any users, I have even attempted ending some system processes and nothing has worked.... is there a trick to getting rid of files like these???

Oh I forgot to add I also checked the folder the file is in, and made sure there weren't any hidden files that could be protecting it, but there are none.
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Download Unlocker from my signature, install with the add to context menu option, reboot

Right click the file, click Unlocker, choose delete
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Thanks man, it worked wonders!!!

Edited by strikermed, 16 August 2006 - 12:18 PM.

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