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RE: Cannot Delete File

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Old 09-16-2008
oscar
 

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RE: Cannot Delete File
Try this:

Restart computer > Logon as Administrator > delete folder or file

OR

Turn off UAC > delete folder or file

Also, run Task Manager and make sure no processes or services are trying to
access the file.

Hope this helps…

--
oscar

....Right click is your very good friend...


"Sid-M" wrote:

> There is a movie file (.mov) on my drive that I cannot delete. When I
> highlight it and select Delete it says (and hangs on ) "Calculating time
> remaining..." but it will not delete. The file is 9.35MB in size. I have
> even tried to delete it in Safe Mode, but the same thing happens. Any help
> will be appreciated. Thanks very much.
>

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Old 09-20-2008
oscar
 

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Re: Cannot Delete File
Glad it worked out for you.

The inability to delete or access files under the new UAC rules of Vista can
be solved by workarounds. I contribute these occassional problems to a
"temporarily confused file in Vista's OS." --

Cheers...

oscar

....Right click is your very good friend...


"Sid-M" wrote:

> Oscar:
>
> Thanks a million for your help. Turning off UAC did it. Thanks again.
>
>
>
> "oscar" <oscar@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7CE83081-22DC-43AD-B7EA-065BC1778EE6@microsoft.com...
> Try this:
>
> Restart computer > Logon as Administrator > delete folder or file
>
> OR
>
> Turn off UAC > delete folder or file
>
> Also, run Task Manager and make sure no processes or services are trying to
> access the file.
>
> Hope this helps…
>
> --
> oscar
>
> ...Right click is your very good friend...
>
>
> "Sid-M" wrote:
>
> > There is a movie file (.mov) on my drive that I cannot delete. When I
> > highlight it and select Delete it says (and hangs on ) "Calculating time
> > remaining..." but it will not delete. The file is 9.35MB in size. I have
> > even tried to delete it in Safe Mode, but the same thing happens. Any help
> > will be appreciated. Thanks very much.
> >

>

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