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#1 ah_wei

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 07:50 AM

i try to delete the file that i download but an error message always pop up saying

cannot delete file:cannot read from the source file or disk.

any one plz tell me how to resolve this problem....thanks

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 08:22 AM

Any chance of telling us what the file is? Try removing it in safemode
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#3 ah_wei

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 08:31 AM

is a movie clip that i download. i already try to delete it in safe mode but cann't.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 09:07 AM

Have you checked the folder's Properties?
Right click the folder, and select Properties.
Make sure it's not set to, Read-only.
If it is, uncheck it, click Apply, and click OK.
Now try to delete it.

Have you tried renaming the file, then deleting it?
Name it anything you want, like trash, old, useless, ........ whatever.

If none of the above works, here are a couple of programs, you can try:
Unlocker
Eraser
Delete Doctor

There's also this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article that might be helpful:
How To Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 09:23 AM

thanks a lot....the file has been deleted......u guy are the best.....thanks

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 10:11 AM

You're welcome, ah_wei.
Glad to hear, you were able to get rid of that file.
Which method was the one that worked, in case someone else experiences the same problem?
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 12:17 PM

i use the unlocker programme....it work fine for me




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