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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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i got an (empty) file and for some reason my computer won't allow me to delete it (even thought there's nothing in it) it says "this file in use, close any applications, bla bla bla..." so i shut everything down, still nothing, can anyone help? its annoying me

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Re: computer question

Give yourself full control permission of it, then you can delete it. (Properties , Security Tab (if simple file sharing has been disabled), your user full control.

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What is the file name? If it is a property/ini file, even if it is empty it might be used by a system program and it won't allow it to be deleted (because it is in use, even if empty).
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Re: computer question

same shit happened to me.

i gave it a while before i tried to deleted it.
try restarting?


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it's just a file that had a movie in it i downloaded via "utorrent" i deleted the movie but it won't let me delete the empty file.....weird

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download "Unlocker". it's a program that unlocks whatever handle still has the file open and lets you delete it. very handy app. free too.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/

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If you have utorrent set to download to that folder, that may cause it.



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[quote author=siscim23 link=topic=163775.msg3473819#msg3473819 date=1262028493]
If you have utorrent set to download to that folder, that may cause it.
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after fooling with it for a while a simple "restart" seems to have fixed it, utorrent is not set to download to that folder it's a folder i downloaded via utorrent, thanks for your help everyone

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[quote author=Verto link=topic=163775.msg3473778#msg3473778 date=1262026292]
download "Unlocker". it's a program that unlocks whatever handle still has the file open and lets you delete it. very handy app. free too.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/
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went to download this and it says "reported unsafe" that sux looks like a cool and useful app. any idea why?

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no idea. google fora link. it's posted in a lot of places. i've had it for years. i first got it as an addon for nlite.

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