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Old 10-23-2006, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If I have a file to delete but everytime it says "do not have permission" or "file is in use" (but it is not), how can I delete?

I already went to properties and changed permissions so that it is not read only.

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Old 10-23-2006, 08:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you can use this program to delete any file that you can not delete it http://csat.co.nr.googlepages.com/KillBox.exe
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Safe mode...never thought of that. Thanks!

Thanks for the killbox link!
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try eraser:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4221

also as talldude said safemode should work fine too. Although i find eraser although slow can delete many files that are stubborn.
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try this, verty good program its primary use it to stop windows from blocking the file if its in use or something but this will force delete. it also has a shell extention option which is neat.

BTW if its a video, its prob the windows preview bug

unblocker - http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/#download
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try this, verty good program its primary use it to stop windows from blocking the file if its in use or something but this will force delete. it also has a shell extention option which is neat.

BTW if its a video, its prob the windows preview bug

unblocker - http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/#download
looks potentially good but until I have a file that's tough to delete I wont know its capabilities but thanks for the link haven't heard of it before.

oh and you put unblocker ^ when its unlocker
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Excellent all...thanks!
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