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can not delete file

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by charlesxxx, Mar 7, 2015.

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  1. charlesxxx

    charlesxxx Thread Starter

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    i have a folder on my desktop that is empty. when i try to delete it it says, it can not delete because it is being used by another person or program. i have no other programs open and besides it is an empty folder with no files in it. what is going on? how can i get this folder off my desktop?
     
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    Have you restarted the system and still cannot delete?
     
  3. charlesxxx

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    i installed a freeware program called lock hunter and i was able to right click the folder and unlock it. then i dragged it to the recycle bin and it took it. thanks though.
     
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    Restart Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 in safe mode. You go to delete
     
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