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#1 dpb510

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 04:53 PM

Hey. I download a lot of demos, and end up with many icons. Just recently, I am unable to delete some of these icons, I get an error message that states: Cannot delete file. There has been a sharing violation. The source or destination file may be in use.
I use remove programs. Gone into c drive and remove all files I can find there. Still no luck. I don't think I have any malware. I use all of the apps, and have all the latest updates, recommended here at BC.
Any ideas?

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 05:32 PM

Try deleting them in safe mode.

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 08:43 PM

I've been away for the past week. Thanks for your reply. I tried deleting the icons in safe mode. No luck! :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 09:23 PM

Where are the icons, you're trying to delete, located?
If they're in the Add/Remove menu, see if this tutorial helps:
How to Manually Remove Programs from the Add Remove Programs List
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Posted 16 July 2005 - 09:42 PM

You can always use this registry tweak.

This is a tool that will let you add a value to the right click menu called delete on reboot. This will get rid of stubborn files that refuse to be deleted such as, uninstalled applications, viruses, and much more.

Download This Registry File
http://www.techsomething.net/Downloads/regedit.rar

Save the file to your desktop and once it is downloaded, right click it and click merge. You will get a message that confirms your actions, click ok. It will then merge. And from there on out, there will be a delete on reboot key whenever you right click a file.

In this case, you can right click the icons select delete on reboot, and then reboot your computer and it will be gone.

Note: you need winrar, to extract the file and run it.

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 10:06 PM

Download This Registry File
http://www.techsomething.net/Downloads/regedit.rar

Your link does not work. I would like to get this file also.

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 10:42 PM

Odd, it works for me.

Try going to the actual article here:
http://www.techsomething.net/SystemDeleteOnReboot.htm

and clicking the download link.

and you need winrar to extract it.

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 10:45 AM

Hi guys. You can make your own reg file to do this. Have a look at this post by Lobos:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...elete+on+reboot

Please make note of two things:

1. Use delete on reboot with extreme caution. Once you delete a file with this method you won't be able to go to the Recycle Bin to get it back if you make a mistake.

2. This file is only for XP/2000. Not really sure why it won't work on 9x/ME, but will try to look into it. But there are also several delete on reboot utility programs available that should work on all systems. Members of the HJT Team use KillBox regularly. The same caution should be applied with this app also. You can't back out of deleting a file once you click on delete without editing the registry.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:24 PM

I'll try each of these in turn, and reply in this post, whether or not these procedures removed the icons.
To answer tg1911, the icons are on my desktop.
Thanks for all the info. This is exactly why I like BC forums. I get timely answers, and I'm always learning from you guys. :thumbsup:
For newbies like me :flowers: the info is invaluable!
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 10:06 PM

No problem. :thumbsup: Delete on reboot should do the trick but I'm curious why you would get a sharing violation error for icons. So letting us know would be great. Especially if you get a messge that a file could not be found to be started. You may have a process associated with one of the uninstalled programs that is still running.

Just FYI:
http://gethelp.devx.com/techtips/nt_pro/10...s/10min0600.asp

You know we all learn from interesting questions like this. :flowers:

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#11 dpb510

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 03:24 PM

Hey. I tried all the methods recommended. Thanks!
The "Removing entries in the Add/Remove Programs List" did a good job. :thumbsup:
The file at 'techsomething' I couldn't get to work.
The delete on reboot from BC downloaded and seemed to be working but, after restarting my pc, the icons were not removed :flowers:
Any other ideas is appreciated.
.........dpb.........




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