~ Cannot Delete File, Used by Windows Explorer!!! URGENT! ~ Tags: Windows Explorer Command Prompt Windows 7 Last response: November 16, 2012 3:38 PM in Windows 7 Share runordie November 16, 2012 3:07:16 PM Hey everyone! So I have a few very small files that I want to delete but when I try, it says "used by Windows Explorer." But I know I run Command Prompt, but when I type in the file name, it says, it cannot be found. The harder problem is that I don't think Command Prompt recognizes the name...it's dddrkknghtrsssss72bd.dago (1) - Copy and dddrkknghtrsssss72bd.dago (1) Which is why I cannot delete them through Command Prompt...I deleted others no problem as they have "regular" names... PLEASE HELP! This is killing me as I also have OCD!!!!! Thanks in advance!! More about : delete file windows explorer urgent rgd1101 a c 210 $ Windows 7 November 16, 2012 3:15:07 PM on the command prompt do "dir" to see the file name. It might be using the 8.3 format. or use this http://www.tomsguide.com/us/download/Unlocker,0301-5549... m 0 l Azn Cracker November 16, 2012 3:25:59 PM maybe its already deleted and windows explorer just thinks its still there. Happened to me a few times before. Try restarting your computer and then see whats up. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer runordie November 16, 2012 3:38:55 PM Thanks for all of the help! The Unlocker program helped!! Thanks again! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !