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Best thing to do is reboot. Then immediately after you arrive at the desktop try deleteing it. If that doesn'r work then you have a call into something at that location at boot. If that is the case check these keys in the registry for an entry pointing to something in the folder:
On the right look for a call to something in that folder or a call to something your application was using specific to that application. It may be in C:\WINNT\system32. Then you look at the properties of the file and see if it has a copyright that corresponds to your application's mfg.
Also you may need to check the startup folder for both the All Users profile and the one you use.
"Tavish Muldoon" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> I had a directory that I no long wish to use, so I tried to delete it.
> The error I get on trying to delete it:
> Cannot delete <folder name>: There has been a sharing violation. The
> destination file may be in use.
> Nothing else appears to be using it. How do I go about finding what
> is using it or why is this error happening?
> I checked the task manager and I see no sign of it listed there.