OE Error Deleting File or Folder

  CaptainUSN 18:28 25 Jul 2004
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XP, ADSL
When I open Outlook Express I get a pop-up
"Error Deleting File or Folder
Cannot delete ntuser.dat: It is being used by another program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again."

There are no other programs in use. This arose when I tried to delete ntuser.dat following instructions in a magazine.
I no longer care about deleting ntuser.dat. I just want to get rid of the error message.

  madPentium 20:05 25 Jul 2004

im a bit worried why you would want to delete ntuser.dat, this is all your registered settings and your email access will be screwed too.

To get around this, go to control panel and user accounts. Set yourself up a new account with admin rights then log onto windows as that user.
When you have copied all your documents etc across, you can delete the old account name.

  gudgulf 20:31 25 Jul 2004

Read through click here there is a possible solution near the end of the thread.

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