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I cannot delete my unwanted files

I want to delete my unwanted files because they take too much of my hard disk space (My size of my hard drive is only 10.0GB). It's type of file is "file", and every time when I try to delete them, I get the message: "Cannot delete file. Cannot read from the source file or disk". There's got to be a solution for this problem. Does anyone has a software that can delete those files? Or give me a solution of how to delete those files using Windows. I am really disappointed.

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  • Emmanuel Juarez Feb 17, 2009

    I have tried the fa-setup.exe. It installs the File Assassin software. I tried to delete my unwanted files using this software. But it said that the files do not exist. So I couldn't remove those unwanted files.




  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    i have my antivirus avira dowloaded from the internet and i cant delete it even in add or remove programs..

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Start your system in Safe Mode and then try deleting your files.. might be some software or spyware on your system is holding on your files and restricts from deleting.

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  • Prashant Kumar Feb 17, 2009

    try restarting your system in Safe Mode, and then try deleting your
    files. (if this works then might be some program or spyware is keeping
    hold on your files and directories.. run anti-virus or any anti-Spyware
    tool.)



    How to Boot Safe Mode in Windows XP:


    Using the F8 Method:



    1. Restart your computer.

    2. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment
      that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed
      etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly
      until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.

    3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.

    4. Then press Enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.







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If you are sure about those file to delete them then you can use this easy tool from malwarebytes

http://www.malwarebytes.org/fa-setup.exe

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