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Thread: Help Wanted : I Can't Delete Some Files

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    Hi ppl, i can't seem to delete some media files. It says the file is being used by a program. But im 100% sure no programs are using the file. I even restarted the computer and tried deleting the file. Can someone help me fix this problem?

    p.s. im using Windows XP Cop with SP1

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    only thing i can tell you is to make sure they really are media and not some virus.
    Do a virus scan.
    And make sure media isn't being played (i know you are sure but this is all i can tell you)

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    Hi, this is my first post,so hopefully it will work,i registered about 3 hrs ago
    and this is the first time its let me in without an error message.
    i have sufferd from the same problem quite a bit recently, and a comp nerd
    friend of mine gave me a few suggestions that work sometimes with different types of files, first try to cut the file and then paste it to the recycle bin, another way is to change the name of the file, hope one works.
    and can anyone tell me how to get one of those trendy pictures up in the
    top left of my post, i just gots to have one.
    ta, neil
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  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    To be sure no programs are running press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, if some programs still are running close them!
    another thing make sure that you have closed kazaa right, by clicking FILE and then EXIT

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    When you try to delete the files - make sure you are not connected to Kaazaa as this will sometimes stop you deleting.

    Hope this helps

    Dave

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    or you could restart in DOS mode and delete it there.

    You Better Keep In Mind That I Can Read Between The Lines


    Never argue with an idiot, they drag you down to there level and beat you with experience!!

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #7
    i done everything u guys told me and it still doesn't work. Its not a virus. Any other sugesstion ppl?

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    Crtl-Alt-Delete doesn't always show you everything that's running. Download the program called Starter from this website, and see if you can figure out what program is accessing that file...

    http://www.answersthatwork.com/Downright_p...nfiguration.htm


    Use this section of that same website to determine what some of your running task are...

    http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pa...es/tasklist.htm


    If all else fails, use a boot disk to get to a clean DOS prompt and use the 'del' command to remove the file. (I don't have XP so I'm not sure if you can still do this)

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    Nightwolf's Avatar Old Guy
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    I just thought of another suggestion... download and run Spybot.

    http://security.kolla.de/

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    Have you tried to delete it in dos mode?

    You Better Keep In Mind That I Can Read Between The Lines


    Never argue with an idiot, they drag you down to there level and beat you with experience!!

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