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cokane

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for some reason when ever i try to move,rename, or delete a file in my c drive my music folder it gives me this error

Cannot Delete File: Cannot Read From The Source File Or Disk

but if i close the folder out and re open it what ever change i made has taken place. is there a way to turn that warning out off or fix it.
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hfcg

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Hello,
When you have the folder open, the program that opens the file is in use.
So you can not make changes at that time.
When the program is no longer on use the change is made.
When you reopen the folder it is changed.
As for the error messege, I would leave it as is. If some error crashes your system you will want to know what the last error messege was.
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One program that is likely to fully remove any file or folder with any reminiscence is File Shredder.
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If you use the Windows Media Player, your My Music folder is likely tied to the Media Player Library. When you want to delete a music or video file, try removing it from the WMP Library. To do this, open WMP and click on the "Library" tab. Right click on the file (song) you want to remove and choose "Delete". You will be given the choice to remove it only from the library or to delete it from your computer. The latter action should also remove it from the My Music folder without generating the error message.
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hfcg that makes sense its the music folder and i was probabbly down loading some thing at the time. but there is a folder inside that main folder that i cant get ride of. i am gonna try the file shredder.
i just tried the shredder and it still gave me the some files cant be deleted becuase they are in use.

Edited by cokane, 01 March 2008 - 08:53 AM.

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happyrock

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try MoveOnBoot...
MoveOnBoot allows you to copy, move or delete files on the next system boot. This can come handy if you need to replace or delete files that are locked by other applications, loaded into memory or cannot be changed until next system boot....get it here...
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i tried moveonboot. when i go to select the file or folder it tells me the file path is incorect. maybe noing the types of files might help.

2 jpegs
2 mp3s
1 sfv
1 msinfo document
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Have you done an actual search for this folder using the Windows Search function? That may help to locate the actual target file if it's been moved from it's original location. Make sure you have it search hidden files and folders, as well.
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I believe AVG Anti-Spyware has a file shredder.
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Try Unlocker: http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
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right click on the file you want to go away...one of the options is to delete on boot...
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i got it deleted turns out the folder name was too long

Edited by cokane, 02 March 2008 - 08:18 AM.

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If you know the file path, you can use the command prompt to delete a file.
delete file path.

Edited by hfcg, 02 March 2008 - 08:26 AM.

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