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Cannot delete Favorites

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Julieann125, Apr 18, 2010.

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  1. Julieann125

    Julieann125 Thread Starter

    Mar 26, 2010
    I've got new HP Pavilion dv6, running windows 7 and recently downloaded MSN 8. (It hounded me.)

    When I go in to delete old Favorites, Right-click and select "delete," I get a message saying that the file is open in another program. How could it be, day after day? Is it "open" because it's in the history? Having trouble deleting history in 7 also.

    I'm sure I'm alone in this, but I believe that they "improve" their services in order to frustrate me.

  2. 1_rob_1


    Sep 19, 2005
    Try deleting the files directly from the favorites folder C\docs & settings\YOUR USER NAME\Favorites

    Delete the history - open ie go to the tools menu (top right) - Internet options - under browsing history, click delete

  3. april_forshee


    Apr 28, 2010
    Hey, you know that simple computer stteing won't help you to delete the fiels. Get yourself a program, that will do it. like History Killer Pro will scan your PC and the you can erase particular files, selectively. ;)
  4. TheOutcaste


    Aug 7, 2007
    The latest version of MSN is 10.0.552.0, you can download it from here:

    Previous versions are not fully compatible with Windows 7.

    Or did you mean IE 8 (Internet Explorer 8)? It's already part of Windows 7, unless you have a European version of Win 7 (Windows7-N) that did not come with Internet Explorer 8.

    If it is IE 8, are you trying to delete from the Favorites Menu (ALT+A) or the Favorites Center (ALT+C)?
    Or from the Favorites folder, located here:
    C:\Users\<User Name>\Favorites
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