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I can't delete this file...please help!

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Anthony Ross, Apr 5, 2004.

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  1. Anthony Ross

    Anthony Ross Thread Starter

    Apr 2, 2004
    Hello everyone!

    Here is my problem: my second HD which I use for storage only (MP3's, pictures...) used to be someone's pramery drive...there is one file on it which if empty, but I can't delete it...it said "Protected" blah-blah...
    Probably used to belong to OS...
    How can I get rid of it?...
    Please e-mail me at [email protected]

    thank you

  2. DaveBurnett

    DaveBurnett Account Closed

    Nov 11, 2002
    Hi Anthony
    It might help if you tell us what it is called.
    Also it is not normal practice for people to put their email address in the posting, and we will not email the answer to you - we will post it here for all to see so that if anyone has a similar question, the answer is available.
  3. Miz


    Jul 1, 2002
    The easiest way to delete a stubborn file or folder is to use MoveOnBoot.
  4. Mr. PC Doc

    Mr. PC Doc

    Mar 15, 2004
    The file may not be deleting because it is being used by a program or the internet. Please tell us what the file is.

    Try closing all programs EXCEPT explorer in task manager (CRTL_ALT_DELETE)

    Then try deleting the file. But tell us what it is first.. it may be important.
  5. pgriffet


    Aug 10, 2002
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