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Windows 7: The action can't be completed bec the folder/file is in use by another

08 Sep 2012   #1

ows 7 Ultimate x64
The action can't be completed bec the folder/file is in use by another

When I try to delete a few videos on my desktop it will not allow me by saying that they are use by another program. The other program has been uninstalled a little while back so I am not sure how to fix. I've checked several places and it's not on my computer any longer. How do I get this stuff deleted

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08 Sep 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit

Can you delete them after a reboot?

Can you delete them after a reboot into safe mode?
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08 Sep 2012   #3
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Welcome to Seven Forums Zabaltron. You can try Unlocker or Lockhunter to delete. You might also try Revo Uninstaller and see if it finds any traces of the deleted program.

If the program it says is locking the file was a media player, it may still be set as default for those video types. You can try changing default to your current media player if that is the case.

Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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