~ 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 b $ 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 Related resources SolvedCannot delete a file that is messing up another program (Windows 7) Forum SolvedCannot delete Windows Temporary files Forum Errors in Windows Explorer "Cannot find the file 'director.. Forum Comodo cannot delete windows temporary files. I have a suspicion those are tracking tools.. What to do? Forum File in use - cannot delete - how to delete? Forum Windows explorer restarts when deleting a file Forum SolvedHow do I delete Windows and Program Files directories from other HD's in my system? (Not the ones in use) Forum Solvedcannot delete program file that is not full or write protected even after unchecking read only in properties Forum ? Explorer, Graphic Files, Delete Folders -> In Use: Open .. Forum Change and delete virtual file structure in Windows Explor.. Forum SolvedWINRE_DRV is showing as a G: drive on the windows file explorer Forum can't delete files the search window, works with explorer Forum Cannot delete too large file. HELP! Forum SolvedCannot delete old files off CD HELP!! Forum Cannot Delete Folder or file on external Hard Drive, "file or directory is corrupt or unreadable" Forum Solvedi cannot delete the virus using my anti virus Forum iam trying to delete a file...im doing that but it is not getting deleted saying it is being used...bt i checked the task mana Forum Solvedexternal USB windows cannot find the specified file error? Help! Forum SolvedCannot delete a Windows.old directory Forum SolvedBlacX Snow on Windows 8 Pro doesn't display in file explorer Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !