View Full Version : A program to delete those things that you can't delete

25-10-2005, 11:42 PM
Would anyone happen to know, freeware if possible, a program that is able to delete those files, dlls and what have you that give you the error message "Make sure the disk is not full write-protected yadda yadda...

25-10-2005, 11:50 PM

and Hijackthis has a tool for doing it.

26-10-2005, 01:10 AM
Deleting undeletables

-Open a Command Prompt window.

-Close any open windows.

-Close explorer.exe there are two ways
-1--start > Turn off computer, hold down CTRL+SHIFT+ALT and press the CANCEL button.
-2--CTRL+ALT+DEL and End task in the process tab

-Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory where the undeletable file is located in. At the command prompt type del <filename>.

-Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.

26-10-2005, 08:33 AM
I prefer Killbox myself. It doesn't require installing.

Will have to try Rob's method sometime, it looks interesting.

26-10-2005, 09:35 AM
The simplest way is just to boot up in SAFE MODE - then you can delete to your heart's content.

26-10-2005, 09:59 AM
i think there is one way to go to the windows regedit,
however, i tried several times, and....reinstall my windows several times :nerd:

26-10-2005, 10:15 AM
Safe mode does not give you the ability to delete everything.

26-10-2005, 03:18 PM
Be very careful tho as a fair few "undeletabls" are required by windows.

26-10-2005, 03:24 PM
Easy program...

C:format c:

(err its been so long I have forgotton how to use dos)