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deleting files in win2kpro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by fef, Sep 16, 2004.

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  1. fef

    fef Thread Starter

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    in explorer i attempted to copy a small graphics file to the a drive but inadvertently placed it in the c drive. the file is in winnt/system32/config.
    whenever i try to delete it i get an error message saying it's a shared file and i cannot delete. i deleted the original file i was trying to copy so there can't be a shared file. can someone plz help me out in how it can be removed from the winnt directory. thanks sooo much!
     
  2. bearone2

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    try moving it to a temp file then deleting it.

    windows is trying to protect you from an inadvertent removal of a file it thinks it needs.
     
  3. MFDnNC

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    If you are 100% sure of the file, do it in safe mode.
     
  4. Saga Lout

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    Since the System32\config directory constitutes part of the Registry, I think you're unlikely to delete this whilst WIndows is running. There is a way to delete files by disabling Explorer in Task Manager but it's probably simpler to use a boot up floppy to get to the DOS menu and delete it that way.
     
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