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    Has anyone ever experienced this? I use WinXP Pro SP1 and the latest version of Kazaa. Some files I download just don't delete no matter what I do!!! I get the 'might be used by another person or program" message. Even if I turn everything off and disconnect from the Internet I still can't delete it. I even copied and pasted the file into another directory and again no luck.

    Anyway help would be great!
    Thanks
    Flunders

    P.S. I don't get this with all the files just the odd one at times.

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    Do more than one person use your machine? If no, then do you have more than one login name on it?

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    No just the one account. I also have sophos antivirus fully updated and it picks up nothing so I assume it's not a virus. It's just bloody annoying!!
    << Flunders >>

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    Windows XP PRO SP1

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    login with an admin acct and change the permissons of the files in question to 'full access' for your acct then delete the files
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Actually, it sounds like a problem I've seen with other P2P apps. Sometimes they kind of 'keep a hold' on files, even if the program is shut down. Best way to do it is to try delete the files when you boot up, before you run Kazaa.

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    Im not sure if you tried this, its something that usually works for me when I cant delete something. Besides closing all the processes open, you may need to close explorer.exe. If you do that,y your GUI is gone, so before hand, open up a command window by going run, type "cmd". Then close explorer.exe from the task manager. using CD foldername (change directory) navigate to your shared folder, then use DEL filename to delete the files.

    After that, in the task manager go file>run and type "explorer" and your up and running again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flunders
    Has anyone ever experienced this? I use WinXP Pro SP1 and the latest version of Kazaa. Some files I download just don't delete no matter what I do!!! I get the 'might be used by another person or program" message. Even if I turn everything off and disconnect from the Internet I still can't delete it. I even copied and pasted the file into another directory and again no luck.

    Anyway help would be great!
    Thanks
    Flunders

    P.S. I don't get this with all the files just the odd one at times.

    I'm assuming you have amin rights, and if thats the case I've had that file deletion problem happen alot in WinXP even when everything associated with the file seems to be shut down, I wish I knew what causes it but I haven't quite been able to put the finger on it yet. Do what Beefy said and reboot. You should be able to delete it after you reboot, its always worked for me.

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    Open regedit and go to:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSystemFileAssociations.avishellex PropertyHandler

    Delete the value you find there.
    This is due to XP (explorer in particular) trying to create a preview for it. Now because the file is corrupted or incomplete, it cannot read it properly, hence, it will not release the file.
    This prevents explorer from doing this.
    As usual, backup the registry key before deleting it.


    To correct the misbehavior in Windows XP, remove the following registry key.

    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{87D62D 94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}InProcServer32"
    (Delete the 'InProcServer32' folder)

    This will prevent Explorer from loading shmedia.dll in response to file property queries on these files. This will not effect your ability to play files, get file attributes, or even view thumbnails.

    ;)

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    Hey I finally got rid of it! I just deleted the folder that the corrupt file was in and it worked!! Couldn't detele it from the actual file itself. :confused: Don't know what the reason was but it's gone now! :D

    I even formatted my main partition (corrupt file in second partition) and it still didnít delete after that! One serious messed up file I guess.

    Well... thanks everything.
    << Flunders >>

    Intel Celeron CPU 2.0MHz O/C'd at 2.94MHz // Coolermaster Aero 4 // Gigabyte GA-8SQ800 SiS 655 chipset // Zalman ZM-NB47J Northbridge Cooler // Leadtek Research WinFast A250 Ti4200 64MB O/C'd at 300/585 /w Zalman ZM80C-HP Silent VGA Heatpipe Cooler and Fan // OCZ 512MB (2x256MB) PC4000 Dual Channel Gold Series DDR // Maxtor DiamondMax Plus9 120GB 2MB Cache // Creative Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Platinum // Pioneer DVD-120 Slot Load // Enlight Endura EN-7250 case // Globalwin Super Silent 22dBA 320W ATX Power Supply // Panasonic (PanaSync E70i) 17" Monitor // Wheel Mouse Optical // Cherry G83-6000 PS2 Keyboard // Creative Webcam NX PRO

    Windows XP PRO SP1

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