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Anonymous
April 30, 2005 1:47:03 PM

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Hi,
I stopped a download in the middle of downloading in Mozilla Firefox. It is
stuck on my desktop and I am unable to delete it, which is very annoying. If
I copy the file, I am unable to delete either! I have tried closing all of my
programs and even uninstalled Firefox but without any luck. Can I forcefully
remove the file somehow?

Any help would be appreciated.

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April 30, 2005 1:51:33 PM

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Delete it in Safe Mode
"How to Boot in Safe Mode"
http://www.columbia.edu/acis/capture/safemode.html
--
I'm no expert, but I did stay at
the Holiday Inn Express last night.


"Shadyaidy" wrote:

> Hi,
> I stopped a download in the middle of downloading in Mozilla Firefox. It is
> stuck on my desktop and I am unable to delete it, which is very annoying. If
> I copy the file, I am unable to delete either! I have tried closing all of my
> programs and even uninstalled Firefox but without any luck. Can I forcefully
> remove the file somehow?
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
Anonymous
April 30, 2005 6:17:04 PM

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"Shadyaidy" wrote:

> Hi,
> I stopped a download in the middle of downloading in Mozilla Firefox. It is
> stuck on my desktop and I am unable to delete it, which is very annoying. If
> I copy the file, I am unable to delete either! I have tried closing all of my
> programs and even uninstalled Firefox but without any luck. Can I forcefully
> remove the file somehow?
>
> Any help would be appreciated.

It soulds like ur having a problem with an incomplete file error.
1 way is to try and complete the download by overwriting it on the desktop.
the other if you really don't want it is reformat your harddrive and start
from scratch however this is a bit of a drastic measure just to delete a file.
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Anonymous
May 1, 2005 9:09:47 PM

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Can't Delete a File or Folder in XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_d.htm#del�


For more information see these links if required:-
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320081
You Cannot Delete a File or a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;298345
"Access Denied" Error Message When You Try to Delete a File
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;319368
You Receive an "Access Denied" Error Message When You Delete Folders from a Mounted
Drive

Shadyaidy wrote:
> Hi,
> I stopped a download in the middle of downloading in Mozilla Firefox.
> It is stuck on my desktop and I am unable to delete it, which is very
> annoying. If I copy the file, I am unable to delete either! I have
> tried closing all of my programs and even uninstalled Firefox but
> without any luck. Can I forcefully remove the file somehow?
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
May 15, 2005 9:38:53 PM

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In article <ecwu6yhTFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>,
taurarianREMOVECAPS@hotmail.com says...
> Can't Delete a File or Folder in XP
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_d.htm#del⤝
>
>
> For more information see these links if required:-
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320081
> You Cannot Delete a File or a Folder
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;298345
> "Access Denied" Error Message When You Try to Delete a File
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;319368
> You Receive an "Access Denied" Error Message When You Delete Folders from a Mounted
> Drive
>
> Shadyaidy wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I stopped a download in the middle of downloading in Mozilla Firefox.
> > It is stuck on my desktop and I am unable to delete it, which is very
> > annoying. If I copy the file, I am unable to delete either! I have
> > tried closing all of my programs and even uninstalled Firefox but
> > without any luck. Can I forcefully remove the file somehow?
> >
> > Any help would be appreciated.
>
>
You might be able to use a program that moves/removes files on boot. I
have used this program several times.

http://www.gibinsoft.net/gipoutils/

I used the old version freeware listed near the bottom of the page.
--
Ken
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