Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by iridewheelies, Jan 29, 2006.
how do i delete this file? i'm trying to delete this file but is says....
could try deleating while computer is in safe mode.
Kill explorer.exe and then click new task and open a new command dialog, delete from in there IF you don't get what I mean say so and ill type this out a bit more
I recommend you give the program Unlocker a try as it might solve your problem.
Why install something he doesn't need?
This should help you:
Press crtl+alt+delete to open task manager, in here end the task explorer.exe
Your start bar will disappear for a moment, task manager may also, if so press ctrl+alt+delete to bring it back up again.
In task manager click new tash in the dialog that appears type 'cmd'
In the command prompt navigate to where the file you are trying to delete is stored and remove it (do you need extended instructions for this? If so let me know)
Once you have deleted the file type explorer in the command prompt to get everything back to normal
Because your initial suggestion while it might work hinged upon the OP knowing exactly what you were saying and how to go about doing it. The odd's are if they are posting for help they wouldn't know what to do as it is without instructions (which you kindly posted in your second post).
Admittedly the odds are that it is explorer.exe which has the file in use; however, it could be any number of programs out there (as I have seen quite a few) and rather than have them kill every single process systematically to figure it out I suggest he download the freeware program called Unlocker which provides a gui interface that is more user friendly and will solve his problem fairly effeciently.
I was in no way try to eschew your suggestion and while rereading my original response I realize I should have suggested that had your suggestion failed to work then to try unlocker but alas I did not and by so doing felt needlessly compelled to defend my original statement.
restart comp in safe mode and use msdos, use the "del blablabla.mpg" thing
thats what I usually do
No sweat mate, both posts were valid and both should reap a solution
If that doesn't work and you get desperate you could try using a copy of knoppix to get to it and delete it.
can u give me extended instrucstion for the command prompt?
Check your pm's I replied to the one you sent me earlier
Let me know if you're still having problems with this, cheers mate.
btw, i also tried using unlocker and it doesn't work. help...
doesn't look like a program caused by the file being in use. try running scandisk
I need help too!!!!
Can anyone give me help in http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=2319440 that thread. HELP!