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Cannot Delete File

By merfman
Mar 21, 2008
  1. I have an annoying file sitting on my desktop. The file is completely empty but i am still unable to delete it. Anytime that i try to delete it, it says:

    Cannot delete file: it is being used by another person or program.
    Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.

    I've closed every program that i had opened. I've tried using KillBox but it still is unable to remove it.

    Any help would greatly be appreciated.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    You can usually delete such files after cold booting to Safe Mode, as well.
  4. merfman

    merfman TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 58

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