How to remove a pesky download?

By Das Dummy
Jun 13, 2005
  1. Recently I aborted a download to my desktop, but failed when I tried to delete it. The error message I got was this:"It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using this file and try again". Trouble is I cannot find the program. How do I get rid of it?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You could try booting into safe mode, and then trying to delete the file.

    What file is it?

    You could also take a look HERE

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  3. Das Dummy

    Das Dummy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Thanks Howard! Killbox worked just fine. Now that's one less headache. :)
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