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Windows 7: Can't delete .exe files from Desktop?

22 Feb 2009   #11
looniam

window 7 build 7048 x64
 
 

i have had this problem in 7000. if i download or extract a .rar file that is an .exe onto my desktop i am not able to delete it, or even change ownership unless i reboot. sometimes it is not always the desktop folder i have this problem with but on others that are on a separate storage drive.

no offence, i DO NOT believe i should get a third party app for a flaw in an OS. and yes, i have use the 'send feedback' and i think i posted this problem here before without any reponse (in a windows explorer rant).


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23 Feb 2009   #12
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by looniam View Post
i have had this problem in 7000. if i download or extract a .rar file that is an .exe onto my desktop i am not able to delete it, or even change ownership unless i reboot. sometimes it is not always the desktop folder i have this problem with but on others that are on a separate storage drive.

no offence, i DO NOT believe i should get a third party app for a flaw in an OS. and yes, i have use the 'send feedback' and i think i posted this problem here before without any reponse (in a windows explorer rant).
Hi looniam

Actually, yours is because WinRar still has ownership of that file until you reboot. Many times WinRar retains ownership of an unrar'd file even after it's been closed, even back in Vista it did this. I can't say this exact situation is reproduceable in Vista but I know many times users have to reboot Vista to get WinRar to let go of the files it has decompressed.
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