Can't delete file.

  oo7juk 23:41 08 Aug 2004
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Trying to delete a file but it says 'It is being used by another person or program'. I have turned everything off but still it won't delete.

Thanks, running Win XPHome.

  VoG II 23:43 08 Aug 2004

Restart in safe mode click here then try to delete it.

  jonnytub 23:43 08 Aug 2004

often get this message when a virus or spyware is on your system, however not always, use task managaer to close all uneccessary processes down and then try to delete.

  johnsims 23:44 08 Aug 2004

Try deleting it from a command prompt.

  oo7juk 23:41 09 Aug 2004

Johnsims,

How do u that? Thanks.

  woodchip 23:54 09 Aug 2004

As above if one way does not work the other normally does. You could also try right click the file and rename it then restart and see if it will let you delete it

  Night Ryder 23:57 09 Aug 2004

From command prompt won't work iether the PC will still say the file is in use. Best way is boot to safe mode then delete. For safe mode, during boot up keep tapping the F8 key until menue appears, then select safe mode.

  Dan the Confused 00:01 10 Aug 2004

Great little util for this click here

  woodchip 00:07 10 Aug 2004

works for me sometimes

  Night Ryder 00:41 10 Aug 2004

Guess I've got to take your word for it. Has never worked for me. No offence ment.

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