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I have a video file trying to delete and I get error - 'cannot delete. write protected or disk in use' (paraphrased). How can I delete it. I got it from web site or email I think.
 

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First have a look at the properties of this file (right click/properties) to see whether it is marked 'read-only'.
If not, you'll most probably be able to delete it in Safe Mode.

Good luck, Tony
 
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You can try to delete it in safe mode. I don't go there unless I have no choice. The reason for that is after being in Safe Mode, many of your settings revert to Windows default and you have to reset them.
I'd rather boot to the Comand Prompt and delete a file from the command line. If you need help and want to do it that way, post back. Right click on the file and choose properties, look for the Dos name. Also, what is the path to the file?

Someone will be able to write you a command to delete it if you like.
 

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Thanks for info. What I did was reboot and then I could delete it!? Again thanks. Awesome forum.
 

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Oh and I did goto properties to check for read-only and it wouldn't let me do it. Got an error ??.
 
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It may have been a glitch in Windows. It happens. Sometimes the first thing to try is to reboot. Windows restarts and the glitch is gone.
 
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