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  1. QuiGonZel

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    I have an .exe file that I am trying to delete from a game and it's not going anywhere. I've uninstalled the game, but this file remains.

    It says "cannot delete X: There has been a sharing violation. The source or destination file may be in use.

    This file isn't being used or shared. I can't seem to get rid of it. What should I do?
     
  2. Yakiba

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    It might still be running. In that case, I would open up the task manager and find it and terminate it there. Then try deleting it. I would then run spyware/antivirus to make sure it isn't one of those things.
     
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    Nothing's worked so far.
     
  5. ozrom1e

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    Since Brute force would not work have you tried re-starting the computer and going into safe mode to try and get rid of it?
     
  6. justme123

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    i've had the same problem, in my case the program was running in the back gound and i couldnt find it. try using a program called "[email protected]" or its called "moveonboot" either way its free and it solved my issue.
     
  7. papadou

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    try to remove it in safe mode it my work!
     
  8. Yakiba

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    In the past, I got some weird spyware that would not uninstall for the life of me. It was bundled with software I had. Anyway, the only way to uninstall it was to also take out the bundled software through the Add/Remove programs console. Don't know if that's the case here, but if you did, then this just might be it. Oh yeah, the software told me that it was virtually impossible to get rid of it without getting rid of the bundled software. After I uninstalled it, well, it was gone.
     
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