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Cannot Delete File
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/27/2005 | Miscellaneous Page 2 | Rating:
Cannot Delete File

Let's restart the PC and hit F8 to reach the "Advanced Boot Options" menu.

From this menu choose "Safe Mode w/ Command Prompt", let it boot and log in normally to a local administrator account. Once logged in change directories to the location of the file in question. Once here let's use the "del" command to delete the problem file.

This method prevents the "explorer" shell from starting and "holding on" to the file.

 

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    About to try this, thank you SO much if it works... I've been wanting to delete a certain file for ages :)
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I have a different kind of computer, f8 doesn't do anything, boot menu is f12, and when I'm in boot menu, I have no idea what to do D= any help?
     
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