View Full Version : How Do I Force Delete on XP?
02-21-2006, 12:36 AM
I have a file which won't let me delete it, I keep getting a "access denied" message. How the fuck do I get rid of it?
02-21-2006, 04:39 AM
ttt!!!! Every video file I work with in an editor or converter is doing this and they're talking up space
02-21-2006, 05:57 AM
Hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and look under processes. Something might be accessing the file and a lot of times you can tell what is doing it by the time of the process (maybe the editor/convertor). Otherwise, try rebooting and then deleting the file.
02-21-2006, 06:23 AM
I turned off a bunch of non-system proccesses that weren't essential and I still get a 'denying access' message. I've turned off my cpu numerous times and this stuff won't budge
Did you try booting into safe mode and logging in as administrator?
02-21-2006, 04:23 PM
you might need Unlocker. it will add a shell extension, so you can right-click and delete a file even if is being used by a program. it's freeware. here's the link. Unlocker (http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/)
02-21-2006, 07:11 PM
It would help to know what the file is. Is it something you created, or is it something unknowingly put on your computer? Also, where is the file located (i.e., post the file path)?
02-22-2006, 02:26 AM
Unlocker got the job done. Reps to all for helping out
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