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#1 ice_angell27

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 08:27 PM

Hi there, I'm new to this site, but have a big problem and need help!! I've been trying to get rid of a file that is corrupt. When I try to delete it or drag it to the recycle bin, it tells me its being used by another person or program. This has me very concerned since I know of no programs that could be using it. Please....any help would be much appreciated!! Thanks.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:52 PM

What is the name of the file, including its extension? In what folder does it reside? How did you try to remove it, besides sending to the Recycle Bin?

Lots of files get used by programs running in the background. Is it causing any specific problems?

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 12:08 AM

Try removing the file in Safe Mode.
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#4 ice_angell27

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 01:07 AM

Thanks for the help....we figured it out. We have 2 computers networked and it was being used by the second one. We shut one down and the file is now gone. Thanks so much for the input. I enjoy this site and will visit often. I hope I can help someone in the future.

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