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Crusader
04-01-2006, 07:56 PM
Hey i have a file that wont delete. I have tried rebooting and signing in as administrator but it still wont delete. I have tried using "delinvfile", a program designed for this situation and the usually delete. But i have CCleaner and for some reason when i run that it says cannot delete "LAUNCH", which is the file i am trying to delete. BTW it says cannot delete LAUNCH it may be being used by another person or program when i try the normal delete. I have also uninstalled and deleted a program that its from.
So please help.
Cheers

SurferJoe46
04-01-2006, 08:01 PM
Try doing the delete in Safe Mode..whatever that file is it should not have much chance of running in such a minimal mode, and you can zap it with ease.

beama
04-01-2006, 08:06 PM
I would be carefull make sure you keep at least a copy of that file, rename if you wish.
There is a reason for its being stubbon, the worst of which is if you are successful in the delete, ITS A REQUIRIED SYSTEM FILE.

Crusader
04-01-2006, 08:06 PM
Iv tried that aswell but ill try again. Ill keep that in mind.
Thanks

KatiMike
04-01-2006, 08:09 PM
Be very careful you don't need this file [ as stated by beema]

http://www.softwarepatch.com/software/moveonboot.html

SurferJoe46
04-01-2006, 08:12 PM
Be very careful you don't need this file [ as stated by beema]

http://www.softwarepatch.com/software/moveonboot.html

.....maybe it's time for a Windows repair?

Crusader
04-01-2006, 08:12 PM
Im pretty sure its not important becauese its from Dark Basic Proffesional(a program used for making games). But ill make a copy of it.

zqwerty
04-01-2006, 10:56 PM
Miscellaneous Tools in Hijackthis has a tool for deleting on reboot. There are many others ie DrDelete. Copy it by Winzipping it or you may have the same problem again.

Rob99
04-01-2006, 11:02 PM
-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.

Naruto28
05-01-2006, 02:24 AM
hi,

Try using 'Unlocker' on it, u can get unlocker at this site:

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/#download

It worked for me, but the file i wanted to delete wasnt anything important like urs, so be careful.