cannot delete file from desktop

Posted: 10-17-2003, 11:22 PM
Can anyone please help me to remove a file from my
desktop? Someone else has used my computer and have
probably downloaded something they shouldnt(!) but now
the internet link is stored on my desktop, as a content
access plug-in. Everytime i right-click to delete, a box
appears saying "access denied, make sure disk is not full
or write protected or currently in use" Please help!!!

cannot delete file from desktop


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Doug Knox MS-MVP
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Re: cannot delete file from desktop
Posted: 10-17-2003, 11:40 PM
Boot the computer in Safe Mode, then delete the file.

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"Andy" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:04d301c39505$8983d7c0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Can anyone please help me to remove a file from my
> desktop? Someone else has used my computer and have
> probably downloaded something they shouldnt(!) but now
> the internet link is stored on my desktop, as a content
> access plug-in. Everytime i right-click to delete, a box
> appears saying "access denied, make sure disk is not full
> or write protected or currently in use" Please help!!!

Nada Alwarid [MSFT]
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Re: cannot delete file from desktop
Posted: 10-17-2003, 11:51 PM
are you an admin on the machine? did you try booting and trying again? are
there any applications using that file while you're trying to delete it?

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"Andy" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:04d301c39505$8983d7c0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Can anyone please help me to remove a file from my
> desktop? Someone else has used my computer and have
> probably downloaded something they shouldnt(!) but now
> the internet link is stored on my desktop, as a content
> access plug-in. Everytime i right-click to delete, a box
> appears saying "access denied, make sure disk is not full
> or write protected or currently in use" Please help!!!

 
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