How to Delete Undeleted File
"How to delete undeleted file?" or "How to delete unwanted programs?" etc. are the common question and queries when you failed to delete any unwanted file or program? Sometimes, it's really taugh to delete or remove unwanted program. The reason behind this type of situation is that a piece of adware or spyware continuously keep it busy and when you want to delete them, you get messages like the followings:
- Cannot delete YourFielNamefile: Access is denied.
- There has been a sharing violation.
- The source or destination file may be in use.
- The file is in use by another program or user.
- Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
This page will provide you to solve this type of problem. Keep reading...
- Click Start -> Search -> All Files and Folders
- Type the name of the undeletable file in the search box shown and lastly click Search.
- When you find the file or program, right click on that and go to Properties and make a note of the file location & close search window. It may be similar to :
- Click on Start -> Run -> type CMD -> Press Enter to open a Command Prompt window.
- Don't close Command Prompt window, but proceed to close all other open programs.
- Click on Start -> Run -> type TASKMGR.EXE -> press Enter to start Task Manager -> Click on the Processes tab,
- Click on the process named Explorer.exe and click End Process.
- Minimize Task Manager but leave it open
- Go back to Command Prompt window (step 2) and change to the directory where the file is located by using CD command. [ Example: to change to the Windows\System directory, write cd \windows\system32 and hit Enter]
- Type DEL undeleted-filename Example: del undeleted-filename.exe. [undeleted-filename means the file or program you want to delete.]
- Press ALT+TAB to go back to Task Manager
- In Task Manager, click File -> New Task -> Enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the Windows shell.
- Now, close the Task Manager
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