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Windows 7: Need assistance with .asf file deletion

10 Feb 2016   #1

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Need assistance with .asf file deletion

Somehow I unknowingly downloaded a media file that has an .asf file extension.
I am at my wits end - the file will not open nor can I delete it. A window opens when I try to delete it and it hangs for hours. In desperation I tried moving it to the recycle bin and after many hours it appeared there. Now I have the same issue - it refuses to delete and since it is in the recycle bin I have been unable to access it with Process Explorer or Unlocker. I am so far unsuccessful in moving it from the recycle bin to the desktop so it will be accessible.

Can anyone suggest a fix?



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10 Feb 2016   #2

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11 Feb 2016   #3

Win 7
Need assistance with .asf file deletion

Thanks for the suggestion mitchell 65 - very helpful.
I did finally succeed in deleting the .asf file with Unlocker, but will try Take Ownership in any future delete issues.

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