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Windows 7: Unable to Delete File From My Documents

21 Sep 2013   #1
ESL

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Unable to Delete File From My Documents

I copied an email file (.eml) to My Documents. I don't need it anymore, so I went to delete it. I right-clicked it, and the delete option wasn't there. I've never encountered this before. Does anyone have an idea how I can delete the file or why I am having this problem? Thanks.

Jim


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21 Sep 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Jim,

Do you have the "Delete" context menu item available with other files?

You might see if you may be able to drag and drop the file into the Recycle Bin to delete it.
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21 Sep 2013   #3
ESL

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jim,

Do you have the "Delete" context menu item available with other files.

You might see if you may be able to drag and drop the file into the Recycle Bin to delete it.
Yes, I do. I have the delete context menu available with other files. I tried dragging it to the recycle bin last night, but as soon as the file is over the recycle bin, a red circle appears with a slash through it.
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21 Sep 2013   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

And what happens when you select the file and press the delete key?
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21 Sep 2013   #5
ESL

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Nothing.
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21 Sep 2013   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Jim .. Here is an old thread which may help

Cannot delete .eml files
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21 Sep 2013   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Jim,

In addition, you might see if you may be able to use the free program Unlocker to delete the file.
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21 Sep 2013   #8
ESL

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the replies, guys. I ended up going to the old thread linked here, removing the properties from the email, and have successfully deleted the file. Thanks again, guys!
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21 Sep 2013   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Great news.
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22 Sep 2013   #10
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Most welcome .. Glad you got it sorted
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