A Collection of Useful Dodges and Workarounds I have discovered over the years.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
How to Delete an undeletable file
How to Delete an
This tutorial shows you how to delete undeletable files and
folders. There are times when explorer.exe somehow locks files into place and
won't allow them to be deleted. In order to delete them you must close
explorer.exe and use a command prompt to delete the file.
Try the utility called "unlocker" but if that wont do it try this.
Be very careful when deleting files through command prompt,
it's possible you could accidently delete the wrong
1. - Open an elevated
Start > Search "cmd" > Right Click cmd.exe > Run as
2. - Leave Command prompt open; Open task
3. - End process "explorer.exe"
4. - Switch back to command prompt
5A. - FILE - Change to the directory of your
file and delete it.
First run this line: cd "PATH OF YOUR
FILE" i.e. cd
"%USERPROFILE%"\Downloads" Now run this line: del filename.extension i.e. del filename.mkv