Access is denied, unable to delete stuff?

  Ray5776 19:49 01 Jun 2009
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Hi everyone,
I am trying to sort my sons computer.
Having emphasized the need to back up ad nausea.
He has done this but has backed up the back ups and
then backed up the backups of the other backups allmost filling the 80 GB drive.
67 GB of this is back up files.
I am trying to delete the back up files to get back some disk space
There are 3 huge back up files which when I try to
delete part way through the procedure I get a message "cannot delete this file access denied" and that`s it, it then stops.

Can you help please.

  amonra 19:56 01 Jun 2009

There's a program called "Unlocker" which will sort out your problems. I cant find the original on my system, but I'm sure if you google it.....

  MAT ALAN 20:44 01 Jun 2009

click here

tis ere!!

  SB23 20:46 01 Jun 2009

I recommend Unlocker too. If is doesn't do the job straight away, it certainly will do after a reboot. I've used it for years on those files that just don't give up, lol!

click here


Hope it helps

Steve

  Ray5776 21:11 01 Jun 2009

Thanks, Unlocker should do this I think, at the time when I posted there was not enough disk space left even to install this small program. i have now been able to free up some more space. will let you know the results.

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