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justice seeker

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I am trying to delete some files from one drive that have been moved to another and I keep getting a pop up box that says access denied-can not delete- and something about check o see it file is currently in use or disk is write-protected.

What have I done???
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Hi there welcome to the site!

Make sure the files you want to delete aren't being used by a program. Some common examples would be music files being played by Winamp or Media Player or copy/paste-ing files (wait for it to finish before you manipulate the files).

Edited by ditrackster, 24 May 2008 - 08:56 AM.

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justice seeker

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Thanks. I have moved files from laptop to a portable harddrive. These files are not open--it must be something to do with write protected?? These are document files.

Edited by justice seeker, 24 May 2008 - 09:02 AM.

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Hmmm...so you've already copied the files and now you want to delete the original ones...
I'm not really an expert, but how about you try to "safely remove" portable HD then delete the files.
You could also try to CUT then paste.
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You need to take Ownership of the files to be able to access them. Check out the Microsoft website found HERE.
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