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Windows 7: Windows 7 keeps preventing me from deleting things

27 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 keeps preventing me from deleting things

Ok I am getting a bit sick of this. I have never had such dramas with vista OR xp.. yet windows 7 seems to be like a child lock on a pill bottle you just can't open.

I am recurrently having issues where itdoesn't let me delete files.
Files that are NOT 'read only' - files that are on C, D, E, F ANY drive whatsoever..

I am administrator

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27 May 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Could you give us one precise example of what you are encountering?
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27 May 2010   #3

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

turn uac (user account control) off if you have a decent security program Also check properties/securities in file if you are deleting
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28 May 2010   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home x64

Do you get warnings like:

Cannot delete file: Access is denied
There has been a sharing violation.
The source or destination file may be in use.
The file is in use by another program or user.
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

And is this an occasional thing, or a very common thing? A Guy
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 Windows 7 keeps preventing me from deleting things

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