Undeletable File - Delete
Using command prompt to delete files that explorer.exe is locking.
Published by not so gray matter
20 Apr 2010
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Thanks for the solution.
Something is wrong with explorer in Windows 7 (apart from the annoying copy/calculating etc. while copy/del)
I also thought it had something todo with with ownership, but it hasn't. My trick was always:
takeown.exe /F "*" /a /r /d y (with elevated cmd box) and it worked. But only after a wait.
This owner unknown trouble always start with a explorer map move, an update of a program, or another file operation.
What happens I think is that the file is marked for deletion, ownership already removed, and waits for explorer to remove it from memory(?), so that it can be removed from disk. I have (super-)(pre-)fetch disabled btw.
I hope someone finds the cause of this.
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