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can't delete a specific file.

By animemanga
Oct 5, 2006
  1. hi guys.
    i can't delete a 3.4gb file in my documents. it says that another program is using it. but there no application opened. i have even booted in safe mode but nothing. it's really eating up my space.
    anyone know how to deal with this
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Download the Pocket killbox programme from HERE and extract it.

    Run the killbox.exe file. When it loads type the full path to the file you would like to delete in the field and check the delete file on reboot button. press the Delete File button (looks like a red circle with a white X). It will prompt you to reboot, select no until you have finished inputting the files you want to delete, only then allow it to reboot and hopefully your files will now be deleted.

    Let me know how you get on.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. animemanga

    animemanga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    thanx.
    i did wat u said and it told me to reboot which i haven't done yet. there's another problem. i have unistalled nero demo version but this msg keeps on poping up it says errorr. plz reinstall nero. i just want to get rid of the whole nero thing. do u know how ?
    thanx in advance
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Possibly the easiest thing to do with Nero is to reinstall and uninstall it again.

    Reboot your computer and see if your file has gone.

    If you have further problems with nero, let us know.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. animemanga

    animemanga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    remember me saying that i used killbox but didn't reboot my pc. the file is not gone. i can't delete it .neither can killbox. i tried several times to delete it using killbox but nothing. it say file will be deleted by reboot but when reboot is done the file is still there.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Can you give me details of the file you can`t delete? Have you created any virtual drives with Nero? If you have, you`ll need to reinstall Nero in order to delete the virtual drive.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. animemanga

    animemanga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    i have already reinstalled nero demo version. and no the file has nothing to do with nero. the is a 3.4gb game. unfortunetly it's useless to me as it doesn't work or me. MDF file.when i try to delete it it says another programme is using it.
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how here.> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial61.html

    Now try deleting the file in question. If it`s still a no go, use Killbox from safe mode.

    Run the killbox.exe file. When it loads type the full path to the file you would like to delete in the field and check the delete file on reboot button. press the Delete File button (looks like a red circle with a white X). It will prompt you to reboot, select no until you have finished inputting the files you want to delete, only then allow it to reboot and hopefully your files will now be deleted.

    If that still doesn`t do it, please give me the full filepath to the file you want to delete.

    Let me know the outcome please.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  9. danimur

    danimur TS Member Posts: 25

    attibute

    Maybe the file you want to delete needs to change the attribute from read-only, system or hidden into archive.

    Try these and let us know.

    Good luck with this.
     
  10. hagane7

    hagane7 TS Rookie

    What type of file is that? PErhaps, a more radical way to delete that files is by detaching you hard disk, and make it external. And then borrow your friend's PC, and attach it via USB, and now browse your external hard disk and delete that problematic files.

    And after that, you should know what to do. Put that hard disk back into your PC :)
     
  11. animemanga

    animemanga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    it's no use. i boot in safe mode and ran killbox but it didn't do nothing. is a deleting a simple unwanted file that hard ?
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Please give me the full filepath to the file you want to delete.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  13. animemanga

    animemanga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    C:\Documents and Settings\ahmed's\My Documents\Downloads\Need For Speed Most Wanted Black Edition - HKZonda
     
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Is that the file itself, or the folder that it`s in? Try renaming the folder/file and then try deleting it. If it`s a folder, what`s inside it?

    Regards Howard :)
     
  15. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Try to unlock it then delete it.
     
  16. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You could try the Unlocker programme from HERE. That`s usually pretty good at getting rid of stubborn files.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  17. animemanga

    animemanga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    wow. ulocker did the job the file is gone for good. thanx to u all.
     
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