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Old Apr 10, 2003, 05:17 AM
Yogi0048 Yogi0048 is offline
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Unhappy How to delete files used by another program ??

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Hi there could someone tell me how to remove files that are used by another program etc. I have few movie files that i just can't delete but i need the space on my HD.

For example...

Error Deleting File or Folder
Cannot delete Narc-xvid: It is being used by another person or program.

Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.

Old Apr 10, 2003, 06:27 AM
DNRC DNRC is offline
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Usually you should be able to delete this after restarting the computer but I would imagine you have already tried this.

Otherwise you should boot with a standard dos bootdisk (if on FAT32) and delete it through dos. If on ntfs, you will need to use your windows 2000/XP cd, boot from that and load the recovery console where you will be able to do it the same way.
Old Apr 10, 2003, 11:56 AM
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Alternatively you can rename it and then delete it. This often works..
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 03:12 PM
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Have you tried Ctrl + Alt + Delete and closeing all programs from the Task Manager, then try to delete the files.
Just a thought.
Old Apr 11, 2003, 01:35 AM
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or start winxp up in safe mode usually helps you get rid of the files.
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