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Old 09-04-2005, 11:20 AM   #1
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Default Folders and Files won't delete

Do i have a virus or something? On my pc, there are some folders and files (like just music files or something) that wont delete. it keeps saying they are being used or something and i know im not listening to the song...

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Old 09-04-2005, 11:29 AM   #2
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Well update ur anti-virus and do a full system scan. If u want to delete the files go to safe mode and u should be able to delete them.
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Old 09-04-2005, 11:34 AM   #3
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Default Re: Folders and Files won't delete

or there are programs you can delete that will force this stuff to delete, I don't know any offhand, but I'll see if I can find something for you.

edit: give this a try
http://www.download.com/Unlocker/300...ml?tag=lst-0-5
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Old 09-04-2005, 11:43 AM   #4
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Unlocker works great.
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Old 09-04-2005, 01:05 PM   #5
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Default Re: Folders and Files won't delete

I get that sometime too. The exact same error message. It could mean that your PC is hung up on a particular process. Mine gets hung up when trying to delete some video files (usually pretty large files) and my process for IE jumps through the roof.

Don't know why it happens, but a disk cleanup and degrag generally helps me. Until it gets all cluttered up again. I only have a single partition on my hard drive so it's always working hard.
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Old 09-04-2005, 01:14 PM   #6
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1. reboot pc
2. press F8 while the comp is booting.
3. choose safe mode.
4. run cleaners/delete files/edit registry
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