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Windows 7: Trying to delete files ( stuck on calculating )

20 Apr 2012   #11
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Thought that since you came here you might be interested in learning more about your OS and how to troubleshoot it. You have some level of corruption in the program and/or Explorer.

Most tech enthusiasts run a clean boot as much as possible and periodically checks their System files, plus know their way around the logs to see if they have repeat errors piling up: Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums .

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23 Apr 2014   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rraod View Post
Try Unlocker 1.9.1 (freeware) and check whether any program is locking this file. If so, unlock with Unlocker and then try to delete the file.
Thanks! I was having the same trouble... I have that blob growing dllhost.exe and it locked a video file when I tried to delete it once (I don't know what that was about, I think I canceled it at the wrong time :P) anyway thanks rraod!
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