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post #31 of 42
Install Unlocker, is all I can think of. The file you've got technically no longer exists. I don't remember how I got rid of one of my files that did that to me. You might want to try using recuva on that specific file and then deleting it immediately afterwards. If all else fails, boot from a Linux LiveCD (the regular Ubuntu ISO can LiveCD) and delete the file by manually going to the file path and deleting it there.
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post #32 of 42
http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/

Unlock that mother grubber.

You beat me to it Lime.

The live usb drive is a good go to for issues like this. Its a little cumbersome to figure out, but once you have done it, its easy.
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post #33 of 42
Should try one of the other solutions presented before installing more software to do what could be done with Windows.
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post #34 of 42
I used to use a freeware called "MoveOnBoot" - it deletes the designated locked files upon booting before windows loads. Google it see if it may help you smile.gif
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But it is not locked.
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post #36 of 42
i always solve this by refreshing the desktop
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Quote:
Originally Posted by labbu63;15442987 
i always solve this by refreshing the desktop
That didn't work for him. He also rebooted many times and it didn't work either.

A friend of mine thinks the User Profile might be corrupt which would then be solved by creating a new one and then deleting the old.
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post #38 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;15443039 
That didn't work for him. He also rebooted many times and it didn't work either.

A friend of mine thinks the User Profile might be corrupt which would then be solved by creating a new one and then deleting the old.

That is what I was thinking before too, lol

Also try this? It may not help but it is an icon we are trying to delete. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/49819-icon-cache-rebuild.html
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;15442078 
ShortySmalls: the reason why I am recommending Shift+Delete is because it just occurred to me that it could be trying to move this Shortcut to the Recycle Bin. Shift+Delete bypasses the Recycle Bin and just performs the Delete command.

i run without recycle bin, and have confirm delete turned off. I just ended up reinstalling windows. Flash drive with windows installs in like 10 minutes, then takes me like 20 to reinstall all my programs. all good now.
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post #40 of 42
Undeletable files are not intended to be deleted. I would leave it be, lest you wish to upset the File Deletion gods.
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