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Anonymous
March 9, 2005 2:49:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I have been clearing out a file sharing program ( yes I know serves me right)
and dropping a lot of incomplete and unwanted movie clips into the recycle
bin for deletion. However four files have got stuck on the desktop when I try
to move them I get this message-

" cannot delete ( file name) it is in use by another programme or person
close any programmes that might be running and try again"

However no likely programmes are running and I am the only user on this
pooter.
Am I stuck with this rubbish forever?
Should I use task manager and close processes one at a time and try to
delete the files after each one? Is this safe?

Please help
Czechmate

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Anonymous
March 10, 2005 7:49:40 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

try rebooting and deleting,
if no go google for a program called
moveonboot


"Czechmate" <Czechmate@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:65734BEA-DBC3-4DA4-BA39-E7F070446BF5@microsoft.com...
>I have been clearing out a file sharing program ( yes I know serves me
>right)
> and dropping a lot of incomplete and unwanted movie clips into the recycle
> bin for deletion. However four files have got stuck on the desktop when I
> try
> to move them I get this message-
>
> " cannot delete ( file name) it is in use by another programme or person
> close any programmes that might be running and try again"
>
> However no likely programmes are running and I am the only user on this
> pooter.
> Am I stuck with this rubbish forever?
> Should I use task manager and close processes one at a time and try to
> delete the files after each one? Is this safe?
>
> Please help
> Czechmate
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