Re: Cant delete file
Posted: 08-01-2003, 05:13 PM
are only a few reasons that you would not be able to delete a file. If you
don't have priveledge to delete a file (i.e. Guest user trying to delete the
Windows directory). The other way is that the file could be locked in some
sort of system process. This is to say that it could be loaded into memory
and protected from being deleted. Sometimes it is a matter of unregistering
the object and deleting it or finding the appropriate handle and the
What file are you trying to remove? Certain Symantec Products uninstall
pretty poorly and tend to require a bit of tricks to uninstall without
having to destroy the registry.
Sometimes you can get away with process killing and unregistering .dll's.
Some processes can be "fooled" by renaming the file (or path) and then
rebooting the machine. This is not suggested unless you are fully aware of
the dependencies related to this file. Other times using safe mode and
System Configuration Utility are the only options. Keep a copy of the
"Rigel Leon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hello, when working on windows xp pro i cant delete a
> file, and i get a msg "Error Deleting File or Folder,
> Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected..."
> my acount type is administrator.
> the file isnt protected, and the disk isnt full, neither
> in use.
> what can i do?