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Old 04-03-2006, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have this one video game demo setup application file in my documents that won't delete no matter what I try. It's a somewhat large file and would like to delete it. Any ideas?
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you done a restart and then tried to delete the app? Other than that there are apps out there that can force delete things also.
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try to delete in safemode
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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maybe its running in the background and hasnt closed
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Old 04-03-2006, 01:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Have you tried Shift + Delete.
Or if your good with Command prompt you can naigate to that folder and use the Delete command to try and delete it from there.
If you don't know how to use command to well here are some comamnds.

dir (Will displace all folders and files within the current dirrectory)

cd "directory name" ( Will change the folder your in to the one you specified)

cd.. ( Will go back to the previous folder you were in )

del "File/folder Name" ( Will delete the file or folder you named.)
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Old 04-03-2006, 01:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Are you getting an error when trying to delete it? does it say its in use? or that you don't have the permissions to delete this file?
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Old 04-03-2006, 03:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The error I receive is shown. I am definitely the only user.

I have tried to restart the computer and delete it. I have tried to close background programs that looked suspicious. Other than that, I will try everyones provided measures. Thanks!

Also ...how do you start in safe mode?
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use unlocker , http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

edit as for safe mode , you need to press F8 just before windows loads
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Awesome. I'll give that a try. Thanks
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