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File deletion error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kdm31091, Feb 17, 2006.

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  1. kdm31091

    kdm31091 Thread Starter

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    Okay, I download a file and its on my desktop now. But the download was cancelled. Now even after removing the file from the download folder, it still says "Cannot Delete File: It is being used..." blah blah. How do I get rid of the pesky thing?
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Delete it in Safe Mode. :)
     
  3. valis

    valis Moderator

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    also, the below has come in handy an unbelievable amount of times, for those of lacking patience and the ability to hit the f8 key:

    http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
     
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