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Windows 7: File Cant be Deleted!

18 Dec 2014   #1
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 
File Cant be Deleted!

Hi,

I have this file i want to delete. It is a part of a video where i converted using VLC. it has a .asf extension.
The problem is when i delete it using delete or shift+delete nothing happened, it just takes forever discovering items. i have provided a screen shot.

Can anyone give a hint on any other way how to delete or any advice whats happening on this file.

Thanks




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18 Dec 2014   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Try this:
Download Unlocker 1.9.2 - FileHippo.com

If that doesn't work, try taking ownership of the file then try to delete it
Take Ownership of a File or Folder
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18 Dec 2014   #3
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

thanks for the reply Gator,

Ill try the taking of ownership,

Thanks
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18 Dec 2014   #4
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I tried taking the ownership, but it still not accessible. screen shots provided ... also i cannot download softwares due to restriction on my company policy


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18 Dec 2014   #5
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Hmm, if you can't take ownership you may need to talk to the Admin to be able to delete the file. This error is usually only present when permissions are involved or when you're deleting a lot of files.
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18 Dec 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Get the portable version of Unlocker with another computer and put it on a USB stick. Then run it from there.

Unlocker Portable Download - Softpedia
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18 Dec 2014   #7
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply guys,, but i think i found out the answer.. I just needed a restart. My computer is running 1 week straight.
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18 Dec 2014   #8
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShoTTaS View Post
Thanks for the reply guys,, but i think i found out the answer.. I just needed a restart. My computer is running 1 week straight.
Love the good old restart
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18 Dec 2014   #9
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShoTTaS View Post
Thanks for the reply guys,, but i think i found out the answer.. I just needed a restart. My computer is running 1 week straight.
Love the good old restart
yeah,, one of the best answer to some PC problems
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