Can't delete file

By bigoitauri
Nov 29, 2015
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  1. I made an hta file (html application) and now I can't delete it. I can't move it. I can right click it, but nothing happens when I click properties. Opening the file with notepad makes notepad crash.

    Any help?
  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    Have you tried the del command from a command prompt?
    • enter cmd in the search box
    then in the command prompt box migrate to the appropriate directory and delete?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,131   +982

    Looks like it has a non-zero reference count (ie the file is being accessed by a browser).

    1. quit ALL browsers
    2. locate the specific file with the file explorer
    3. attempt to delete it
    If that fails, reboot, relocate it again and deleted it.

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