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Unable to delete downloaded file.


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coolsteel

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Hi all can you help me, downloaded an avi file 625mb in size and now i am unable to delete or even rename it. A message comes saying something like this file may be in use by another application shut down these applications and try again. this is not word for word but about right. When i try to delete it also my pc is totally useless and slows down so much i have to reboot!
Any suggestions would be welcome.

Coolsteel :tazz:

Edited by coolsteel, 16 January 2006 - 03:13 AM.

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Howdy:

Have you tried booting to Safe Mode and removing it that way??

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If you donwloaded using a piece of third party software turn that off and then try to delete it, safe mode should work as well though.
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Go to MS DOS and delete from there. Should be able to.
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Go to MS DOS and delete from there. Should be able to.


XP doesn't have DOS and if formatted NTFS, a DOS bootdisk won't even recognize the drive!!...

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Tried in safe mode and am getting the same message saying unable to delete may be in use by another person or program, any idea's? :tazz: :)
Thanks for your time
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1: Disable your internet connection..

2: Clean out temp and temp internet folders..

3: Check msconfig>startup to make sure it isn't listed in there..

4: Reboot to Safe Mode WITHOUT networking..

now try deleting it ..

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Still no joy! ive have been told to keep trying to delete it, eventually it will delete, one thing for sure its something to do with I.E as when i try to delete the file with failure, then my only option then is to shut down the PC a box appears saying something about I.E not responding so i close I.E via that box or my PC just hangs.
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computerwiz12890

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Download Unlocker from http://www.snapfiles...r/Unlocker.html

Install it. After installing, find the file you want to delete. Right-click on it and select Unlocker. In the drop-down menu, select delete. If it finds anything that is locking it, click on unlock all. Click on OK if it does not automatically delete it after unlocking.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 02 March 2006 - 09:02 AM.

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Metallica

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At the off chance that Unlocker won't work:
http://www.dougknox....etable_file.htm

Regards,
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coolsteel

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As usual you guys come up trumps again! you definately know your stuff, the unblocker did the trick to a tee!
Once again thanks for your help :tazz:

Coolsteel :)
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Great! Glad we could be of service to you :tazz:
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