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Windows 7: This file will not leave.

21 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 pro
This file will not leave.

Hello Everyone,

I have researched this issue. I have scanned with AVG, Malware Bytes and MSCE.
The scans have come up clean. If I could take a screen shot of what windows does, I would. When you try to delete the file, windows says it needs to restart explorer,

This is is all taking place in My Documents. I need new ways of getting rid of this file. It is causing a work slow-down.

Up for any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2010   #2

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10

What is the file name? You can learn how to take a Screen Shot on the Tutorial Page Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Welcome try this

Download Unlocker 1.8.9 -

If that does not work, this does most of the time

Folder won't Delete - ARGH

Be sure it is not a file essential to the OS. You may want to make a system restore point first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Without a screenshot or a filename/location there is little we can do. You should have the Snipping Tool built-in to Windows 7, so you should definitely be able to attach a screenshot. If you aren't willing to do that, then gives us the filename and location.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Hi, sarifnoir.

Sometimes the solution to deleting a stubborn file is as simple as booting to Safe Mode. It is certainly worth a try. (
Restart your computer. When the computer starts showing the hardware, repeatedly tap the F8 key on your keyboard repeatedly until you are presented with the Advanced Options. Select Safe Mode.)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7, Windows Vista Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.04

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 This file will not leave.

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