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Windows 7: Can't delete a file - Access is denied

19 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
Can't delete a file - Access is denied


I have a compiled .dll file that I want to delete - but I can't do it in any way.
I already tried del command line and take ownership (both GUI and cmd) but nothing helped so far. I always get the Access is denied error.

Any idea will be appreciated!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Probably because something has it open...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2012   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

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Download and burn ubuntu Home | Ubuntu and use it as a live disc (do not install it) and then navigate to the file you want to delete and delete it.
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19 Jul 2012   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Sharon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, you might see if you may be able to use the free program Unlocker to delete it.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit

Thank you guys, problem solved after the computer slept well over the weekend
BTW - this Unlocker seems like a very useful piece of software. Like it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2012   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Sharon. I'm glad that we were able to help.
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