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Old 10-26-2003, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i downloaded or partially downloaded a movie file and i cannot delete it. i have rebooted the computer and no programs are using it although when i delete it windows tells me a program is using it. i made a copy in another directory and i cant delete that one either. very annoying and taking up much space on my computer. what can i do?

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Old 10-26-2003, 07:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dont download movies....or try doing it in safe mode.

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Old 10-28-2003, 08:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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of coz you cant del the file if its partially downloaded. There might be a background services running which is keeping that file as a record. Did you tried to delete it thru safe mode? coz safe mode only runs default services required by Windows.
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