Can't Delete Folder?

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  1. Bencorn

    Bencorn New Member

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    I downloaded a file and something went wrong when it was downloading. This left the file inaccessable. The file shows up in my download folder but I can't delete it. I've tried delete, shift+delete, move to recycle, move to anywhere else, I've tried deleting the parent folder. It doesn't even tell me why it won't delete. It just sits there.......mocking me. Anyone have any ideas or perhaps a program that will force delete something regardless of if it is "in use" or "no longer available." Using Vista 32bit.
     
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    trouphaz New Member

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    Have you tried rebooting and then trying? Maybe there is a process holding it open. Maybe run a disk check.
     
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    Yea rebooted several times since I downloaded it. I will try the diskcheck though, I hadn't thought of that.
     
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    If you have Spybot, the file shredder can usually handle those files that resist being deleted.

    Never seen that, looks handy.
     

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