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    Default deleting files

    I seem to be running into trouble deleting files I do not want. Eg. Some time ago I decided my laptop was best employed NEVER going on the internet - being used as is and kept simple. But I had copied my AVG inst file over to it some time ago. I don't need AVG - and have tried everything to remove this unopened installation file. Changing the attributes - changing its name etc. I decided to try running the installation file to see if I could delete it after doing that. During the installation I am asked to go to their web site to get the serial number - I cannot win !!
    Suggestions to get rid of this 7 gadzillion byte file welcomed.
    Tom

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    Default Re: deleting files

    Reboot into safe mode and then delete the file
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    Default Re: deleting files

    If that does'nt work try this.
    MoveOnBoot
    http://www.webattack.com/get/moveonboot.shtml
    hth
    The wise are not wise because they make no mistakes. They are wise because they correct their mistakes as soon as they recognize them. - Orson Scott Card (1951- ),

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    Default Re: deleting files

    -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.
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    Default Re: deleting files

    When a file doesn't want to be deleted always look at the "Readonly" attribute, especially if the file has been acquired from a magazine cover CD.

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