downloaded files will not delete

  dark-horse 15:17 30 Aug 2005

I downloaded an .avi file from limewire. It will not open and when I try to delete it the computer reponds that it can't because it is being used by another program or user. the only program open is windows xp pro and windows explorer. Anyone know how I can get rid of this file? It might be my imagination, but the computer seems to be slower now this file is here.

  Mikè 15:22 30 Aug 2005

1. Run cmd

2. Go to the folder parent dir of the folder you wish to delete

3. Type dir /x (this will display the short name of the folder)

4. Type rd <short name of the folder>

  BigMoFoT 15:37 30 Aug 2005

you could boot into safe mode and delete - usually works for me

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