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bigdan 04-21-2008 08:44 PM

cant delete
 
im trying to move a file from one folder to another but i get a message each time saying its in use by another program. its not, and even if it was, the computer's been restarted / shutdown a number of times since. is there some way to take away the lock? i dont want to delete, i want to move.

cheers
dan

peterhuang913 04-21-2008 08:50 PM

Re: cant delete
 
What's the file?

KSoD 04-21-2008 08:57 PM

Re: cant delete
 
Did you try in Safe Mode?

superdave1984 04-21-2008 09:34 PM

Re: cant delete
 
google "move on boot"

xpedient 04-22-2008 12:18 PM

Re: cant delete
 
try to trace the programs that you are currently using in the task manager..
in the task manager, look at the processes tab and sort it so that the username is arranged into yours...

i also think that you have a virus/spyware on your pc, so try scanning your pc first...

KSoD 04-22-2008 04:36 PM

Re: cant delete
 
Even if he does follow te Task Manager it does not mean he will still be able to delete the file. Some files are hooked into things that run via the task manager but you wouldnt know. As going by the Task Manager shows you the Processes running. What if it is a service and you do not realize it. Going at it from Safe Mode will prevent the service or process what every it may be from even starting and you can delete it then.

EricB 04-22-2008 08:54 PM

Re: cant delete
 
use bartpe

xpedient 04-22-2008 09:03 PM

Re: cant delete
 
hey makaveli, what a helpful message... LOL

peterhuang913 04-22-2008 09:09 PM

Re: cant delete
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xpedient (Post 1367871)
hey makaveli, what a helpful message... LOL

ditto to you.

KSoD 04-22-2008 09:23 PM

Re: cant delete
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xpedient (Post 1367871)
hey makaveli, what a helpful message... LOL

I was just pointing out the facts that using the Task Manager will not always work. There are applications that are linked to processes and services. Most of the time you stop the process but not the service. So you still can not delete it.

That way if the OP did follow your advice and it did not work, then would know why. It is better to explain why something wont work then to have someone try it and it not work and they come back asking why. Unless of course you didnt know that and couldnt answer it. But that is the right answer. Glad to be of service. :D


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