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Old 05-10-2007, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am unable to delete a file in my pc named Vivah.(2006).DVDrip.XviD-700MB- DrG.avi ... it says that the file is being used by an application whereas there is no such application. i even tried restarting and also tried in safe mode. plz help !

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Old 05-10-2007, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It may have a service or a process associated with it. You need to stop the service/process then delete if safe mode doesn't work.

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Old 05-10-2007, 04:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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small guess, might be virus?
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Old 05-10-2007, 04:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I get that sometimes with media files even when theyre not a virus I think it is a windows bug I don't get it in linux

use a file eradicator e.g. file assasain will delete any file you want whilst skipping the recycle bin and even whilst the file is being used
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this should solve your problem its a great bit of sofware, if you press unlock and you still cant remove the file,
in the unlocker menu at the bottom left hand corner change the drop down box to delete and unlocker will force delete the file

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Easily delete, move or rename stubborn files in Windows XP

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