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By bulldoggy_27 ·
I cannot move nor delete a non important file. It says file being used by another program or person. Tried admin in safe mode still cannot delete. Asking for help with deletion.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to File quandry

check security settings of the file(logged in as admin)...
something like this... (pasted from win2k pro help)
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To take ownership of a file or folder
Open Windows Explorer, and then locate the file or folder you want to take ownership of.
Right-click the file or folder, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.
Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
Click the new owner, and then click OK.
Notes

To open Windows Explorer, click Start,point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.
You can change the owner of all subcontainers and objects within the tree by selecting the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
You can transfer ownershiptwo ways:
The current owner can grant the Take ownership permission to others, allowing those users to take ownership at any time.
An administrator can take ownership of any file on the computer. However, the administrator cannot transfer ownership to others. This restriction keeps the administrator accountable.

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by bulldoggy_27 In reply to File quandry

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by natebroomfield In reply to File quandry

I have been able to solve problems like these by booting off of a DOS boot disk. You should be able to browse your hard drive through DOS and delete the file.

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by JackOfAllTech In reply to File quandry

Ignore the previous posts, they didn't understand you question.

This is how to delete files that are in use:
1-Open a DOS window
2-Open Task Manager
3-Kill Explorer. If asked to shutdown Windows,
don't.
4-In DOS window, navigate tolocation of file(s)
5-Type "del {filename}" without the quotes
6-Type "explorer" without the quotes
7-Type "exit" without the quotes to close DOS
8-Close Task Mgr


Ralph

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by gmscne In reply to File quandry

Here is the way:
When your PC boots up, hit the F8 key until it asks you how to start, choose Command Prompt (DOS). Then you can go where the file is and delete it, then restart the PC.

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