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How to delete iso's in Windows 8.1

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#1 altonius


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 11:13 PM

I have a bunch of Linux disc files in my download folder. Every time I try to delete them I get an MS pop-up telling me that they are still open in the system and can't be deleted.

I have looked in the task manager and in disk management and can't find anything to shut down.

Can anyone suggest another approach?

I would appreciate any thoughts anyone might have, thanks.

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#2 kunalthechamp


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 06:38 AM

Try these two software:

Filehippo Unlocker: http://filehippo.com/download_unlocker

Malware Bytes FileAssassin: http://www.malwarebytes.org/fileassassin/


It will show you what process is locking down the files and free them/kill them and delete them for you. If it cannot unlock and delete it, it will do it on the next system restart, works like a charm for me everytime. Enjoy :)

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#3 Grinler


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 12:57 PM

Have you unmounted them before you try and delete them? If you mount an iso, you must first eject the virtual cd drive it makes before you can delete them.

#4 altonius

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 01:43 PM

Thanks to all who responded. 

Kunalthechamp, Malware Bytes FileAssassin: http://www.malwarebytes.org/fileassassin/ was the ticket!

Problem solved! 

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