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Deleting a non-responsive file

Post by Hapless » Mon, 12 Sep 2005 10:06 am

Hey there folks...

I downloaded a movie off iMesh and I can't seem to play it,even with an external programme. So I trashed it but now I can't even delete it. When I try to empty the bin there's a prompt saying that the file might be in use.

Never had this problem before and I'm asking for help from anyone here who has a clue. I'm stuck..I just wanna delete it.

Thanks in advance...

PS I have tried to do a search but the computer can't seem to locate the file.

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Post by banana » Mon, 12 Sep 2005 2:02 pm

Disable the parent application via Task Manager and try again.
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Post by Sud Afrika » Thu, 15 Sep 2005 6:51 pm

..or do a systems restoration.

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Post by Bremen » Thu, 15 Sep 2005 7:12 pm

Boot into safe mode, then delete. :)
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Post by riversandlakes » Thu, 15 Sep 2005 7:16 pm

windows? reboot to fix. reboot, then delete. if that doesn't work, then you just downloaded yourself a spyware!

hopefully the suggested safe mode delete will help you.

i've encountered albeit only once a spyware that stuck itself to the System key in the registry, hence successfully starts even in safe mode.
a killer cleaner little program courtesy of the Net cleaned this crap, and mind you, part of the cleaning process gave win2k the BSOD!

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Post by Jedi » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 8:47 pm

See here: http://www.techzonez.com/forums/archive ... -8442.html

(In particular the post from SupaStar - fixed the problem for me)

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Post by riversandlakes » Mon, 19 Sep 2005 7:40 pm

For your information, iMesh IS spyware, hence with such software installed on your system; numerous unexplained X-Files episodes will surface...
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