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Windows 7: word document cannot be deleted

23 Jul 2019   #1
andreaugust

windows 7 prof
 
 
word document cannot be deleted

Ik gebruik Windows 7 en Word 2010.
Bij sommige word documenten die ik geopend heb en nadien sluit kan ik dit bestand niet meer deleten.
Ik krijg een bericht dat het nog geopend is door word en dat niet juist is.
Is er een oplossing?
Dank voor enig antwoord.


I use Windows 7 and Word 2010.
With some word documents that I have opened and close afterwards I can no longer delete this file.
I get a message that it is still being opened by word and that is not correct.
Is there a solution?
Thanks for any answer.


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23 Jul 2019   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi andreaugust,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andreaugust View Post
I use Windows 7 and Word 2010.
With some word documents that I have opened and close afterwards I can no longer delete this file.
I get a message that it is still being opened by word and that is not correct.
Is there a solution?
Very strange!
Are they set as Templates?
Can you delete the files through cmd prompt?
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23 Jul 2019   #3
andreaugust

windows 7 prof
 
 

In the long past I knew that it is possible in the cmd promp but I have forgotten these method.
How to do it ?
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23 Jul 2019   #4
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi andreaugust,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andreaugust View Post
In the long past I knew that it is possible in the cmd promp but I have forgotten these method.
How to do it ?
Look for the file to be deleted in Explorer => right-click it => Properties => General tab => Location. This will give you the full path. Then go into an elevated command prompt and type del followed by a space followed by the full path => Enter.

You can Copy the full path from the Location and Paste it [you need to use the mouse right-click and Paste for this as CTRL+V doesn’t work] into the elevated command prompt window and press Enter

I hope this helps!
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23 Jul 2019   #5
andreaugust

windows 7 prof
 
 

OK, it works!
Much thanks.
I did shift and right click with the mouse on the map and choose the cmd window in the menu, so I had the cmd window in the map and could write only the name of the file.
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23 Jul 2019   #6
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi andreaugust,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andreaugust View Post
OK, it works!
Much thanks.
You are welcome!
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