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Errow when trying to delete a file

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Smurfette, Apr 13, 2004.

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  1. Smurfette

    Smurfette Thread Starter

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    Why is it when I try to delete a file I get the following message? "Cannot delete bundle: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write- protected and that the file is not currently in use." I thought I better ask before trying to delete it.

    Thanks, Tammy
     
  2. rude

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    What kind of file,check properties.Just so you know,if a file is still in use,eg:you play an audio or movie file and decide you don't want to keep it,you click delete and get:

    "Cannot delete bundle: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write- protected and that the file is not currently in use."

    This is Windows obtuse way of telling you that the file is still listed in the player"in use" and can't be deleted until you remove it.Unfortunately the only way to remove the file is to play a file you do want to keep,now the file you want to delete is no longer "in use"(WMP and some other players don't come with a built in "delete player history" option )

    Another example:You download a program and install it on your system and it won't fully uninstall.You are left with a file you can't delete(the dreaded "in use" message)
    The first thing you need to do is check the Task Manager to see if there is a Process running that is accociated with your undeletable file,end the process and the file will delete.On occasion the offending process doesn't want to end.This is when you get aggressive,you go to Administrative Tools/Services,disable and stop the associated service, and voila,your file is now bin filler.

    Finally, some files are "Write-Protected" and are the property of the Administrator account and can't be deleted by anyone without full administrative access
     
  3. Smurfette

    Smurfette Thread Starter

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    TYVM for all your help Rude!!

    Tammy
     
  4. rude

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    You are welcome.
     
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