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

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...

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.

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

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

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

worth trying

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.

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

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 ;)