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#1 Roswell.1701

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:47 AM

:busy: Hello, MBC Friends! I just uninstalled a piece of software, but an APPLICATION EXTENSION FILE (.dll) was left behind. When I try to erase it, Windows tells me that the action can't be taken because the file is STILL OPEN in WINDOWS EXPLORER and in order to erase it I must CLOSE THE FILE. What file do I close and how do I close it? Can anyone please tell me how to erase this unwanted guest? Thank you. :)

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 07:28 AM

hello ,try rebooting computer ,then hitting f8 on reboot go to safe mode and try deleting it there ,

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:27 AM

If Windows indicates that a file cannot be deleted because it's in use...I just go to Task Manager and terminate the service related to that file. Then delete it.

A reboot will restart the service (if it's necessary by other files) but the file related to it is gone.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:22 AM

Thanks, Guys! Sorry it took so long to respond. I found a way to remove the file about a half hour after making this post and never bothered to check for responses. I really appreciate your suggestions and will save for future reference. Thanks again. :thumbup2:
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 05:36 AM

Glad you solved it, happy computing :).

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