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Undeletable file
« on: June 30, 2005, 04:10:39 PM »
I was downloading a file to my desktop and the download hit an error and wouldn't finish. I cancelled the download and then tried to delete what there was of the file. When i went to delete it it said it was in use. I checked processes and it wasn't in there and i checked the download screen for firefox (was downlaoding it in firefox) and it wasn't there. I tried going into safe mode to delete it and it said it was in use even then. Is there a way to get rid of it?

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Re: Undeletable file
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2005, 04:42:25 PM »
Maybe by booting up with a bootable disk, that will allow you to access NTFS partitions, then delete it in a non-windows environment.
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Re: Undeletable file
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2005, 02:41:30 PM »
is it a .part file?
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Re: Undeletable file
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2005, 07:17:28 AM »
i will look into this.  i had the same problem.   there is a free program that will tell you what program is using the file.

check download.com, i think it is on there

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Re: Undeletable file
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2005, 06:28:45 AM »
I'll assume you figured out how to delete the locked file already but for future reference....
here's a utility to find out which process has the file locked....http://windowsxp.mvps.org/processlock.htm