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Windows 7: Unable to delete file on my desktop

08 Jun 2012   #11
Bumpkin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you can right click on the file and select properties, see if the file is blocked.

Some people use Unlocker or a live Unbuntu disc and it seems like Partition Wizard free boot disk has a feature to get rid of locked files.




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08 Jun 2012   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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Try taking ownership of the file by using this shortcut: Take Ownership Shortcut
This will not work. Because whenever I right click the icon, explorer.exe immediately hangs.
if my above solution fails, try using this to take ownership of the WHOLE desktop folder
Never, Never do this!
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08 Jun 2012   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

do you have a folder:
C:\programs\OGPlanet

If yes, delete contents of the folder and the folder.
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09 Jun 2012   #14
swordycrus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok this is REALLLLLYYYY ironic. I don't know what happened but my computer keeps hanging and all browsers doesn't work. So I got pissed and went on safe mode with networking. And then I found out I could right click those programs and TADA! They were deleted. Thanks for all your help guys.
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09 Jun 2012   #15
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swordycrus View Post
Ok this is REALLLLLYYYY ironic. I don't know what happened but my computer keeps hanging and all browsers doesn't work. So I got pissed and went on safe mode with networking. And then I found out I could right click those programs and TADA! They were deleted. Thanks for all your help guys.
Good call, I'm surprised Safe Mode wasn't already mentioned.

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09 Jun 2012   #16
swordycrus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Done thanks. =)
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09 Mar 2014   #17
sadhawin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I tried using the command prompt mentioned in those tutorials and it didn't work. Accidentally I found a way to delete the file. I tried renaming the file by right click and the renaming process was keep going on. To stop the process, I opened the task manager, killed the dwm.exe process (Desktop Windows Manager). The desktop got disappeared and came back after a few minutes...The file had disappeared!!
May be a crude way, which worked for me.
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