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Old 01-08-2006, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to delete protected or in use files?

i just re-installed my windows xp home OS and im trying to delete all my old stuff and some random pictures folders says its in use or protected, how can i delete this?


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Delete them in safe mode.

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close the programs that are using them
if it's being used by explorer, close it and delete the file using a command prompt
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