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Cannot Delete File?

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by ashetray, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. ashetray

    ashetray Member

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    Hey,

    Okay, I am using Windows XP Multimedia Edition and the other day, I was downloading a few files just in Firefox with the 'Download Statusbar' extension and I either canceled the downloads or the downloads failed halfway through and now I cannot delete the files off of my desktop, and causing major problems with my ability to perfect my desktop. :)

    I have tried:
    - Deleting them after closing every open program
    - Deleting them in safe mode
    - Checking active processes but not in there
    - Renaming or moving them
    - I searched google and came across a program called 'Delete Invalid File' but no success

    When I try to delete one of them the actual error message is:

    "Error Deleting File or Folder
    Cannot delete iTunes743Setup: It is being used by another person or program.
    Close any programs that might be using the file and try again."


    I can't think of any way these files are somehow active.

    Any ideas?

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    And here is a screenshot just for the point of it, they are the 'CRACK.EXE' file and the 'iTunes' file:
    http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/7228/desktopfs8.jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2007
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks heaps, worked perfectly. :)
     
  4. FL3X

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    I'm having the same problem with old user accounts that won't show up in the control panel section of user accounts. If I delete this old user accounts will it affect my computer in any harmful way?

    They tell me Access Denied.
     
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    ashetray, no problem, teach & learn.

    FL3X, it shouldn't harm your system as long as account is not yours.
     

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