View Full Version : Delete undeletable file ?

09-26-2004, 07:56 AM
How the heck do I get rid of a file (ldraw027.exe=Lego Draw setup file)
on my desktop. I installed it, then uninstalled and tried to delete the setup file
but it keeps telling me some other application might be using it... :mad:

I have rebooted a few times, and before starting any app I try delete file again
with no luck. I never ever had a file I couldnt delete, so help is appreciated, thanks !

BTW, Im sure its no virus causing this problem.


09-26-2004, 09:43 AM
two suggestions:

1.) run in safe mode, then delete the file

2.) look over at your task manager and see if it's running a process. try to shut it down. then delete the file.

09-26-2004, 10:09 AM
Or try deleting it from a command prompt. That sometimes works also.

09-26-2004, 10:47 AM
Thank You both for the suggestions !

Safe mode didnt help, it wasnt running in task manager and the command promt
could not delete the file... Arggh !!!

Finally I found a solution, accually a mixure of all Your suggestions;
By killing explorer.exe I was able to delete the unwanted file, Victory !!! :)

Thanks again !