Unable to delete a file

  Electronic_Eric 00:16 14 Mar 2009


I have a file on my desktop called "iTunes801Setup.exe". I cant remember where or when it appeared. Looking at its properties it says it is 0 bytes big. I try to delete it but it says another program is using it. I have tried booting up the computer in safe mode but i still cant delete it. I cant move the file to a different folder either.

Is there a way i can delete it?

Hope to hear a response soon

  beeuuem 00:51 14 Mar 2009

You could try Unlocker from click here

  Devil Fish 01:33 14 Mar 2009

try changing the file extention exe change to txt and try that

  rawprawn 07:55 14 Mar 2009

Have you tried simply opening windows explorer and then Desktop and delete it from there?
If not try Delete Doctor click here

  skidzy 08:54 14 Mar 2009

There is probably a service or process stopping you from deleting this file.

Try using File Assassin click here in safemode.

  theDarkness 12:48 14 Mar 2009

if your download accelerator program is not still running and the file is useless and cant finish downloading, then beeuuem is correct, use "unlocker" to delete it. Its one of the most useful tools ever created for the nuisance that is windows. Lol!

  Geronimo. 13:21 14 Mar 2009


have you tried rebooting your pc in SAFE MODE the try deleting it?

  iscanut 13:33 14 Mar 2009

Are you running I Tunes ? Have you tried uninstalling I Tunes , then try deleting the file and reinstall latest version of I Tunes ? I know it may be annoying, but why not just leave it where it is and ignore it ?

  Bapou 19:12 14 Mar 2009

Try this, create a new folder on your Desktop, give it a name. Copy and Paste the ITunes setup .exe ino the new folder. Now delete the folder.

It worked for me when a file would not budge.

  Bapou 19:15 14 Mar 2009

Sorry! Should have said CUT and paste into the new folder.

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