Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Cannot delete files! please help!

09 Jan 2011   #1
zepplin

windows 7
 
 
Cannot delete files! please help!

I copied an autocad 2006 file, i.e. a .dwg file from a friend's pendrive to my desktop, i dont know what happened but it seems to be corrupted, autocad does not opens the file, so i tried to delete it, the delete windows comes on and is stuck in the "calculating..." part!
why is this happening? and how can i delete the file ?
thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
09 Jan 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Right click on the taskbar. Start task Manager. Click on "Processes" Tab.

Look down the list to find the application and right click on it. Choose "End Process". Now delete the file. The file is obviously some sort of executable or macro file that runs when clicked.

Once you have stopped it, you can delete it.



Regards...Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2011   #3
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hello zeplin,you can try to delete it via Unlocker
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Jan 2011   #4
zepplin

windows 7
 
 

hey Stalker thanks!
it worked like a charm !
thanku so so much !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2011   #5
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You're welcome zepplin!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Cannot delete files! please help!




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Cannot delete .eml files
Hi. I searched high and low, this forum and the web, and I can't find this one. Background - this is a new machine - about 1 month old. Windows 7. 3 Gig, etc. Email client is Windows Live Mail. I like it and Windows 7 a lot. The current problem is that I cannot delete saved .eml files. A...
Browsers & Mail
Delete OS Files but Keep Personal Files
Is there a way to delete all OS files on my old hard drive that I am using as additional storage but keep my personal files? Possibly a windows format? I can transfer the saved data to my main hard drive til I make this happen. Any Thoughts?
General Discussion
How to delete these files?
If I try to delete them an error message "Could not find this item" would show up. If I right click the files, it would say in their properties that the size is 0 bytes but in detailed view of the folder, they have sizes in KB. How do I delete them?
General Discussion
Delete XP Files, keep Boot Files
Hello all. Here's a screengrab of my partitions: http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/5406/partsi.png HDD is the XP partition that came with the computer. HDD7 is the partition on which I installed Windows 7. I only use Windows 7 now, so HDD is just wasting space. Basically, to avoid...
Installation & Setup
can't delete files
I found that there was already a thread about it,but Unlocker doesn't seem to work as it did then. So here it goes. When I download files with firefox it makes a temporary file in the place I download the file and then it deletes itself when the download its complete. But suddenly I'm left with 2...
General Discussion
can't delete two files
Hi guys, i found two files in my external HD and i can't delete them http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/7610/captureqj.png they just appeared there any ideas ?
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:59.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App