Problem Deleating Files Off Hard Drives

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by AnthonyG, Oct 4, 2005.

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  1. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG Registered Member

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    For the past few weeks i have been having problems deleating some files and folders on my slave and master hard drives while using Windows XP Pro SP2. It would when i choose to deleate a file or folder it would say cant delate "something" as it is being used by something (i cant remember exactly what it is). But i know for certain it is not in use by anything.

    Today i just for the first time installed a new USB hard drive and tried to deleate some files on this and once again the in use by something came up so i couldnt deleate them it was also saying the har drive is write protected which is absurd as why will it let me deleate some files from it.

    Is there anyway i can overrule this and force a deleate from my hard drives or is there any quick deleating (free) applications that will just quickly deleate a file (i dont mean forensically deleate which takes hours to deleate one folder) i just mean quick deleate.

    Thanks
     
  2. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    You can use Unlocker, just rightclick on the file and choose Unlocker.
     
  3. Beef

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    Start your computer in SAFE MODE.........an then delete (remember.., Safe Mode Bypasses everything but a traffic cop)
     
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