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    Hey folks, I downloaded the original Command and conquer from Fileplanet (I think, I got it free from somewhere legally), I try to delete the file but get an error message that states that the program is being used by another person or program. The problem is, I can't figure out what program is using it, I uninstalled nero and daemon tools, which are the only 2 image reading programs I have and I have tried deleting it in safe mode to no avail. Any ideas?
    |TG-Irr|Avengingllama
    I used to eat paint chips. Now I just drink the paint because I couldn't find a salsa that went well with the chips and they were dry =)

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    Re: Can't delete a file?

    Try restarting? I've had random issues with that. Also check processes to see if anything is running without your permission.

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    • #3
      Re: Can't delete a file?

      Tried it and could not find anything in the background :(
      |TG-Irr|Avengingllama
      I used to eat paint chips. Now I just drink the paint because I couldn't find a salsa that went well with the chips and they were dry =)

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      • #4
        Re: Can't delete a file?

        Windows is locking the file for some sort of processing before you can delete it. It happens from time to time.

        http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/howto-delete-xp.html

        Since you've tried pretty much all the steps in that link, give the last resort a shot: MoveOnBoot. Use it to mark the file you want to delete then reboot. It'll delete the file before Windows puts a lock on it.

        - It's who you game with.

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        • #5
          Re: Can't delete a file?

          Hmm interesting. Good find Sarc! :D

          I've been experiencing this problem a lot lately and it's been annoying.

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          |TG-18th| Acreo Aeneas
          TG World of Tanks Clan Executive Officer
          Former 9th & 13th

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          • #6
            Re: Can't delete a file?

            Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
            Hmm interesting. Good find Sarc! :D

            I've been experiencing this problem a lot lately and it's been annoying.

            +rep
            I actually just Googled the thread's title and that was the first result. :D

            - It's who you game with.

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            • #7
              Re: Can't delete a file?

              Oiy...oh well. I can't take back the +rep anyways. :p
              |TG-18th| Acreo Aeneas
              TG World of Tanks Clan Executive Officer
              Former 9th & 13th

              Pronounciation: Eh-Cree-Oh Ah-Nay-Ess
              Still can't say it? Call me Acorn then. -.-





              SSDs I Own: Kingston HyperX 3K (240 GB), Samsung 840 Pro (256 GB), Samsung 840 EVO (250 GB), Samsung 840 x 2 (120 GB), Plextor M5S (120 GB), OCZ Vertex (30 GB)

              TG Primer and Rules

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              • #8
                Re: Can't delete a file?

                Thank you soooooo much. I finally got to try that program and it worked like a charm :D
                |TG-Irr|Avengingllama
                I used to eat paint chips. Now I just drink the paint because I couldn't find a salsa that went well with the chips and they were dry =)

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                • #9
                  Re: Can't delete a file?

                  You can also try to sysinternals.com process explorer. It lets you search for a file name and then shows the process that has this file open.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Can't delete a file?

                    Agreed, an indispensable utility:

                    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...sexplorer.mspx
                    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Can't delete a file?

                      I liked Mark's tools, but after moving to the dark side, I trust only the old archived versions.

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