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Cannot delete file

I cannot delete an icon from my desktop. I get the error message "Cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk". I downloaded this file from a friend. What do I do to get the icon off my desktop?

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  • barry_vitcov Dec 28, 2008

    I've tried all the recommended solutions, but not work. What I have is an icon that I can't delete because it says that it can't be read from the source file or disk. After downloading the source file, I can delete this icon but then the new icon formed by the downloaded source file cannot be deleted.

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Try this file called "Unlocker" - http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4660
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Most times the icon u are trying to delete is in use .
what to do,
1. restart yr system in save mode by pressing the f8 key during booting and then chose the option save mode. or use help from ur system to find out how to start yr system in save mode.

2. tryu deleting the icon again n see what happens.

guess this helps.
thanks

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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