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#1 GToledo


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Posted 21 November 2009 - 10:52 AM

I downloaded a music file mp3 format...I want to delete this file but i get a message tha is open in another program,, however the file is not opened ..Is there a way to override this message...
Any help will be appreciated,

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 12:21 PM

First try doing it in safe mode

If you have or if you want to download Malwarebytes, They use an application called File Assassin that should work

MBAM has a built-in FileAssassin feature for removing stubborn malware or other malicious files that it did not detect.
  • Go to the "More Tools" tab and click on the "Run Tool" button
  • Browse to the location of the file (C:\xxxx.exe) to remove using the drop down box next to "Look in:" at the top.
  • When you find the file(s), click "Open".
  • You will be prompted with a message warning: This file will be permanently deleted. Are you sure you want to continue?. Click Yes.
  • If removal did not require a reboot, you will receive a message indicating the file was deleted successfully, however, I recommend you reboot anyway.

Caution: Be careful what you delete. FileAssassin is a powerful program, designed to move highly persistent files. Using it incorrectly could lead to serious problems with your operating system.


Edited by garmanma, 21 November 2009 - 12:31 PM.

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#3 GToledo

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 02:33 PM

Thanks a lot,, you've saved my day...

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