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How can I delete write-protected files??

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Last response: in Windows XP
October 13, 2006 3:29:59 PM

How can I delete write-protected files? I'm trying to delete this file, but every time I try to delete it it says " Acess denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and the file is not in use."

I know I'm not using the file, and the HDD that its in still has 15 gigs of storage left. So how can I delete the file?

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October 14, 2006 5:12:50 PM

16 views no posts?? Is this the wrong place for my question?
October 16, 2006 12:02:20 PM

Nobody has any advice?
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October 16, 2006 1:50:13 PM

Google "Move On Boot"
October 16, 2006 3:10:53 PM

thanks! I was able to delete the file, I just hope the trojan isnt some other corner of my system as well...

EDIT: Shit! I deleted the file, but forgot the name. I had restored it via recycle bin to learn what it name was. Now when I try to delete it, "access" denied again.

I'm using the gipo exe now, I'm gonna reboot after this post...

file deleted, I THINK. Last time it was 20kb, now the folder is 8 kb... suspicous... Still, the .exe that would be running is gone, so maybe I hit it.

YAAAAY! Virus deleted!
October 17, 2006 3:23:41 PM

Cool !

October 17, 2006 9:34:18 PM

you can boot into the recover console for future references as well
safe mode will work too
October 18, 2006 4:55:39 AM

the trojan has been deleted, no "think" about it.

thanks for the help...
a b G Storage
March 17, 2009 1:59:52 PM

The normal treatment for this is right click on the item, click properties, and deselect the Read Only box. This is not working on my particular file, but it might work for yours.
September 21, 2011 6:48:18 PM

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