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I want to delete the annoying files...

I have 25 files that each are 50MB. Those are "File" type files. And every time I want to delete them, I receive the following message: "Cannot delete. Cannot read from the source file or disk." I tried to use all deleting software, and nothing happened. And I don't want to reinstall the operating systems because if I do, then I have to reactivate it, and I don't want to reactivate it. When I looked for the Google MoveOnBoot software, it was unavailable, and I'm sure that that software can delete those files.

I am running Windows XP Service Pack 2. Can anyone help me delete those files?

Thank you.

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Hello, where do you find this files? maybe its a permission issue.
first go on the map ->tools->folder options and view
and unmark "user simple file sharing" ->ok

then rightclick on the file and "properties" ->security tab
check the permissions. click edit ->add everyone and set full rights. try then delete the file.

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Solution to cannot delete file / folder error

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Delete an undeletable file...

Delete an "undeletable" File.

Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open.
Close all open programs.
Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE
Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe.
Leave Task Manager open.
Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory the AVI (or other undeletable file) is located in.
At the command prompt type DEL <filename> where <filename> is the file you wish to delete.
Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.
Close Task Manager.

Or you can try this:
Open Notepad.exe
Click File>Save As..> locate the folder where your undeletable file is Choose 'All files' from the type box
Click once on the file you wanna delete so it's name appears in the 'filename' box.

put a "at the start and end of the filename (the filename should have the extension of the undeletable file to is will overwrite it)

click save,

It should as you to overwrite the existing file, choose yes and you can delete it as normal.

Here's a manual way of doing it. I'll take this off once you put into your first post zain.

1. Start
2. Run
3. Type: command
4. To move into a directory type: cd c:\*** (The stars stand for your folder)
5. If you cannot access the folder because it has spaces for example Program Files or Kazaa Lite folder you have to do the following. instead of typing in the full folder name only take the first 6 letters then put a ~ and then 1 without spaces. Example: cd c:\progra~1\kazaal~1
6. Once your in the folder the non-deletable file it in type in dir - a list will come up with everything inside.
7. Now to delete the file type in del ***.bmp, txt, jpg, avi, etc... And if the file name has spaces you would use the special 1st 6 letters followed by a ~ and a 1 rule. Example: if your file name was bad file.bmp you would type once in the specific folder thorugh command, del badfil~1.bmp and your file should be gone. Make sure to type in the correct extension.

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