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#1 disneycast

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 07:15 PM

I don't think this topic goes here but seeing as how the files are on an external drive, I figured this is fine. Anyway, I have some torrents that were messed up on my D drive (i partitioned my hard drive). I cannot get rid of them. Everytime I try to, it says that I should make sure they aren't being used or that they are write protected. Utorrent is not running and I still can't delete the files. Thanks for any help.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 07:28 PM

Have you tried deleting it, in Safe Mode?
How to start Windows in Safe Mode

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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