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DeSade
24-05-2013, 06:40 PM
How do I delete a file that won't delete?

Jen
24-05-2013, 06:43 PM
Is some program holding it open eg Excel or Word? If so, trying killing the process in Task Manager first. Otherwise, there are programs to can get that delete the undeletable. Can't remember its name right now though...

DeSade
24-05-2013, 06:54 PM
Its a old zip file, its not open at all.
The virus scanner is also having trouble getting past it. (that is why I want to delete it)

Looking at the name its a full web site backup from one I used to be involved with.

stu161204
24-05-2013, 07:07 PM
have you tried to delete the file in safe mode?

DeSade
24-05-2013, 11:39 PM
No, I was hoping there was a quicker way.

Speedy Gonzales
24-05-2013, 11:40 PM
Try unlocker

GameJunkie
24-05-2013, 11:41 PM
i had a similar issue, deleting the file in safe mode worked

worth trying

Agent_24
25-05-2013, 12:03 AM
No, I was hoping there was a quicker way.

In the 5 hours since your first post and that one, surely you could have tried Safe Mode?

Personally, I'd boot a Linux CD and delete it with that.

Clod
25-05-2013, 08:52 AM
what Speedy said

DeSade
26-05-2013, 11:27 AM
Yeah I bit the bullet and deleted it with Safe Mode.
All good now.

The Error Guy
26-05-2013, 12:20 PM
Big magnets and a hammer ;)