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Old 04-20-2006, 12:20 AM   #1
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How do you delete a file .exe when it's already being used by another program?
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:23 AM   #2
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you double posted, dont do that. and the answer to your problem... close the program that is using the exe, then it wont be being used.
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:26 AM   #3
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Lol we have a mini mod on our hands


Anyways, yeah process menu, and find it and close it.
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:27 AM   #4
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thats another problem though how do i find out whats using it and end it?
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:27 AM   #5
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Dude, dip how did you know that he did it. It shows as no views under the other thread. Whatever, ive moved the other thread..
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:33 AM   #6
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Arghh Can Somebody Actually Help Me! Is There Any Way To Find Out What In The Process Menu Is Using The .exe File. Its A cmd Command Line Exe File To Be Prosice And Im Trying To Delete It But Cant! Anybody?
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:35 AM   #7
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try booting up in safe mode and then deleting the file
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F8 is safe mode. Press that when you boot your computer.
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ok thanks ill try that
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Yeah, and search for the file and then boot back normally, and tell us what happens.
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Old 04-20-2006, 01:00 AM   #11
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it didn't work i did everything you guys exactly!
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What program are you trying to delete?
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Ok, you need to see what kind of process matche sup with the program/file name. Then you need to try and end that program, try ending the process. If that fails, right click on the process and select "See Process Tree" that should show you all the processes associated with it. In that case, end all those that are using it, you can end everythign except taskmanager and explore.exe, anything else as long as it isn't System or Network is perfectly fine. Give that a go then report back.
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Its a .exe file but the kind that comes up in a command prompt window. I accidently somehow got it on my desktop when i tried to sample audio on amazon.com using realplayer and it download that exe file that is nothing but an empty file that i can't delete.
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Geno, you mean end process tree, right?
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Actually that is what I meant. Sorry my mistake.
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you double posted, dont do that. and the answer to your problem... close the program that is using the exe, then it wont be being used.
As Arrizx is in effect saying, DON'T tell members what they can't do, leave that to us.
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Old 04-20-2006, 02:53 AM   #18
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Did you ever get the End Process Tree idea to work? In order for us to effectivly help you out, we need you to report back, this is how helping works, both ways. I'm eager to help you to the very best of my ability, but I can only do so much if you don't reply. In either case, you may want to also consider deleting it's registry entry. Someone who is more knowlegeable about the registry area in Windows XP should help you with this, however, you can get to the registry by going to...

Start>Run>Type in 'regedit'. Hit Enter/Return. Then the registry pops up, try guiding through there and find it's entry. It may take awhile. But if you REALLY want that file gone, it might be the best method you have up until this point.
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