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  1. Mr. Tech

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    I used KaZaA for a few months, but when I realized it was illegal, I deleted it. For some reason, it didn't let me delete it, so I had to manually delete the folder, but that's not the point.

    So I downloaded something before that, and later I deleted it all. But the folder couldn't be deleted. Whenever I try to delete it, it says that it's being used by another person or program. I don't know what could be the problem, since KaZaA is now gone. Can someone help me out with this? It would be appreciated. ;)
     
  2. Flrman1

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    If I understand you correctly you have remnants of Kazaa you are trying to get rid of. If so go here http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=3446 and get KazaaBegone. It will gwt rid of all traces of Kazaa.

    Also you should probably run Spybot and Adaware.

    Go here http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/ and download Adaware 6

    Install the program and launch it.

    I strongly recommend that you read the help file to familiarize yourself with the program.

    Before running the scan look at the top of the main window and you will see a Gear Icon. This is where you configure the settings. Click on that and then in the next window that pops up click on the "Scanning" tab on the left side. Under "Drives and Folders" put a check by "Scan within archives" and below that under "Memory and Registry" put a check by all the options there.
    The click on the "Tweak" tab and under "Scanning engine" put a check by "Unload recognized processes during scanning" ...........then......under "Cleaning engine" put a ckeck by "Let windows remove files in use at next reboot" then click "Proceed"

    Next in the main window look in the bottom right corner and click on "Check for updates now" and get the latest referencefiles.
    After getting the latest referencefiles you are ready to scan.

    Click "Start" and in the next window make sure "Active in depth scanning" is checked then click "Next" and the scan will begin.

    When it is finished let it fix everything it finds.

    Restart your computer.

    Then go here http://spybot.eon.net.au/index.php?lang=en&page=download and download Spybot.

    Install the program and launch it.

    Before scanning press "Online" and "Search for Updates" .

    Put a check mark at and install all updates.

    Click "Check for Problems" and when the scan is finished let Spybot fix/remove all it finds.

    Restart your computer.
     
  3. Miz

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    To try the simplest things first:

    Reboot to make sure nothing has accessed that folder and don't try to access it through Windows Explorer before trying the following.

    Open any application that's handy, makes no difference which it is just so long as it has the ability to open a file. In that prgram, go to File>Open and browse to the folder you want to delete. Right click on that folder and choose Delete. (This approach avoids using Windows Explorer, which wants to index everything in a folder whenever the folder or a file within it is selected. If anything in that folder is corrupted at all or if there are large files within it, that indexing can take an eternity....and the files are "in use" during that time.)

    If that doesn't work and if you're using Windows XP, go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services, scroll down to the Indexing service, right click on it and click on "Stop." Then try to delete the folder.

    Post back with the results.
     
  4. Mr. Tech

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    Thanks flrman1, it got rid of my KaZaA problem...but the folder still won't be deleted...and Miz, the Indexing Service thing was already off... :confused:
     
  5. Flrman1

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    What folder won't delete?
     
  6. $teve

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    Nero works a lot of the time for deleting things that are"inuse" with windows.

    ;)
     
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