Anybody know how to delete a file that says I can't?

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  1. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    I d/l'ed a video off of OT the other day and now that I want to delete it its tellin me I can't. I was able to get it into the recycle bin cause I started up the computer and hit delete as everything was loading up but now its in the recycle bin and its tellin me I can't delete because another program or another user is using it but I have no other programs opened that could be runnin it...I guess it must have connected itself to something vital...any ideas/suggestions???
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    boot up in safe mode / command prompt and del it
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    You can probably just delete it through the command prompt. "erase filename"
     
  4. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    somebody else on the main board said this ......To reboot into safe mode, restart as normal and after POST (where it lists hard drives and stuff) just keep hitting f8, and before the first "windows" logo thing pops up you'll get some options, like "reboot into safe mode", "start windows normally", etc. Just start up in safe mode, log in as admin and delete it. It may take you several tries to get the f8 timing down right.

    AND so I tried deleting it through the way he said but when I log on as Admin its not in my recycle bin. When I log in under my name, its in their but i can't delete it...I also have the file renamed to "shelby in DIVX format.avi"

    SO now i'm tryin to do it through command prompt but I do not know what to type and what not...the file is currently in my recycle bin

    any HELP PLEASE?!

    thanks!
     
  5. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    well, i know that you're recycle bin will only fill up so much, so try copying a large directory in your computer, like you music folder, then go and delete large batches of the copy, if you try to delete the whole folder at once it will not even go the recycle bin, but will just be straight deleted. maybe this will allow the system to "push" it out of the recycle bin. :dunno:
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    restore the file, write down the location 'c:\porn\beastiality\', boot in DOS and delete it
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    or restore it and delete it while holding SHIFT key down

    so SHIFT+DEL, that way it will just delete it, and bypass the recycling bin
     

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