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A simple way to delete an undeletable file

, 18 Nov 2011 CPOL
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A simple way to delete an "undeletable" fileSTEPS>Go to run type cmd or Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open.>Close open programs.>Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE or Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC>Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe.>Leave Task...

A simple way to delete an "undeletable" file

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  • Go to run type cmd or Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open.
  • Close open programs.
  • Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE or Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
  • Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe.
  • Leave Task Manager open.
  • Go to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory where the undeletable file is located in.
  • At the command prompt type DEL <filename> where <filename> is the file you wish to delete.
  • Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.
  • Close Task Manager.

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