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Solved: Deleting backup file in XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jayspliff1, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. jayspliff1

    jayspliff1 Thread Starter

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    after doing a system recovery with a backup i found that the backup file is off no use to me anymore. The only problem is i can't delete it and it is taking up a large amount of space. I already tried going into safe mode to delete but it didn't work. i tried changing it from a read only folder but it says the file is either write protected or in use. i believe it may be somehow in use. if anyone knows how to delete this folder please write me.
     
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    nope i tried it a few times it won't budge. it say it is either write protected or in use. i can delete a lot of the stuff out of it but not all of it.
     
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    I take that back it worked thanks......
     
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    i take that back it worked thanks......
     
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    no problem glad it worked out for you.
     
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    "jay- -": Please go to Thread Tools and choose "Solved." That will indicate to folks that you no longer need assistance. The courtesy will be appreciated.

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    I had no idea you could change the status. meaning it was probably still showing when i already had the problem solved. valuable info thanks........
     
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