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Windows 7: Deleting

20 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Deleting

How do you delete a stubborn file that says it can't delete because it's open elsewhere ?.

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20 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Try Sysinternals' Autoruns or ProcessExplorer. If the file shows up on either list, unticking it should afford you the opportunity to delete it.
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20 Oct 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Is everything closed when you try to delete the file? What file are you trying to delete, is it related to third-party program?
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20 Oct 2012   #4

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Sometimes it will help if you reboot.
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20 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

No one can tell you what you can or can not remove or should or should not remove unless we know what you are trying to delete.
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21 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

The file I am trying to remove is :-devolonetsvc:-When I try to delete this file I receive this message:-The action can't be completed because the file is open in devolo Network Services:-As far as I know I have removed the devolo dlan 200 AV Wireless N as I do not use it anymore due to it keep going offline.
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21 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Everybody hold your horses,found the answer under the "The Elder Greek" by using Command Prompt and Taskmgr.exe and wonder of wonders it works.When I downloaded Process Explorer it also loaded me with a load of junk,and then it did'nt work.
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21 Oct 2012   #8

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Is the Devolo program been removed? Have you removed Process Explorer and the other 'junk files', what files did it add?
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21 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by denwilliam View Post
Everybody hold your horses,found the answer under the "The Elder Greek" by using Command Prompt and Taskmgr.exe and wonder of wonders it works.When I downloaded Process Explorer it also loaded me with a load of junk,and then it did'nt work.
So, is the file deleted?

Process Explorer doesn't install a bunch of junk, unless you went to a 3rd party download site. It was created and developed by Mark Russinovich a highly respected developer who used to run Sysinternals prior to his employment at MS. It is a great replacement for Windows Task Manager with enhanced options and tools.

Following is the direct link for downloading Process Explorer;

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
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21 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Yep,that little devil devolo has been vanquished to never never land and yes again to your query about Process Explorer,that and all the other bits and pieces that downloaded with it have also gone.Did try with the Process Explorer but it failed completely.Also tried Unlocker and that failed also.
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