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Old 03-11-2005, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default Deleting files currently in use

I have these 2 folders on my desktop with no files in them.. I cannot delete them because they're being used with another Process. I don't know what process this is, and, when i restart i still can't delete them.

Is there anyway i can delete these without checking if its being used currently?
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Ive had the same problem. WipeInfo from Norton's Utilites usually did the job for me, sometimes even a restart. Those things are aggravating though.
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just out of intrest what are the folders names and did you create then and what did they have inside them?
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u might be able to do it if u boot into safe mode, and what i would usually do is check the proccess list and see if they are in use.
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u might be able to do it if u boot into safe mode, and what i would usually do is check the proccess list and see if they are in use.
yer that was my next idea i was just wondering why Windows is using a folder?
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Old 03-12-2005, 08:01 AM   #6
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Thanks you guys..
The folder name is "System" (just joking)
Nah I got it deleted, but i'll keep the Norton thing in mind for next time (i considered safe mode but i thought id ask u guys first)

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glad you have sorted it out
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