Cannot Delete File from Recycle Bin

Cannot Delete File from Recycle Bin

Post by TWVvd01pbG » Wed, 21 Apr 2004 12:06:04

When emptying the contents of my recycle bin, a file remains and cannot be removed. I receive the error
"Cannot delte filename: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.

I have shut down and restarted my system and the file persistently will not be deleted

Does anyone have any ideas what is causing this anomolie and how to resolve the problem


Cannot Delete File from Recycle Bin

Post by roge » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 01:12:08

Hi MeowMiller,

On Mon, 19 Apr 2004 20:06:04 -0700, "MeowMiller"

Restore the file to its original location.

If you have Nero, try deleting it with the Nero browser.

Or, open a command prompt (Start > Run > cmd)
navigate to the parent folder using the command cd, cd..

Open task manager (Ctrl + Alt + Del) and kill explorer.exe from it,
In the command prompt, type
del file_name.extension

Open a new task in task manager --> explorer.exe

Good luck