Published: 19.03.2018 15:41

Problems deleting files in vista

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Delete temporary files using the Disk Cleanup utility (Windows 7 and

del …. /F /Q doesn’t work if file reported as in use, Windows 7, it just just gives same error msg … Note: Unlocker works.

Cannot Delete file in Vista

Open a CMD window and navigate to the folder, using attrib *.* to find the names of the hidden folders and files.
Once in the right folder type del xxx*.* /f /ash where xxx is the first characters of the file name sufficient to be unique compared with anything in the same folder you want to keep.

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What you have done is replace a working function called 'Delete', with a cosmetic label called Xyz's Indestructible Bin. The sole purpose is to prevent users pressing 'Delete' and thus losing their Recycle Bin.

Then the following batch file, sitting next to the topmost x folder, will remove all folders. Open a text editor and type in the following:

thank you so much for this brilliant advice! I was having such trouble deleting a video file, but this sorted out the problem in no time! very grateful indeed :)

another operating system sometimes comes handy. I also carry some kind of Linux boot disk, if only to use the Gnome Partition Manager.

Isn't it strange that the operating system refuses to obey its master's command? Refusing to delete seems to be a particularly nasty transgression, in my personal view. But this web page should transfer the command back to the user. (:-)

To change the ownership with XP Professional to the current user, follow the steps below. These instructions are also relevant for Windows Vista.

If not, you may have a very slow computer or a very slow graphics adapter or driver, so the batch file cannot keep up with Windows creating new folders. In that case restart the batch file, then minimize the command line window for 85 s, re-open it and stop the batch file.