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problems deleting

depraved

TRIBE Member
Couldn't delete a file from folder or from recycle bin; says it's in use by an app (it isn't as far as I know; I tried after coming in from a clean reboot).

I was able to kill it from a DOS prompt -- being old skool & remembering how to do stuff from the prompt came in handy.

Anyways, what's the deal; why couldn't I kill the file the normal way?
 

Aaron Bradley

TRIBE Promoter
depraved said:
Couldn't delete a file from folder or from recycle bin; says it's in use by an app (it isn't as far as I know; I tried after coming in from a clean reboot).

I was able to kill it from a DOS prompt -- being old skool & remembering how to do stuff from the prompt came in handy.

Anyways, what's the deal; why couldn't I kill the file the normal way?


It was probably a virus infected file. The reason why you PROBABLY couldn't delete and I think I know the *window alert* you are talking about is because it (the process) was owned by the system... this is just like the SAM in windows. If you try to access a file that is in use by the system, you will get that error.

Now, if it wasn't a virus infected file (which it could have been) then I don't know how you got it to the recycling bin???? This is why I think it is a virus. What was the name of the file???

AB
 

depraved

TRIBE Member
Aaron Bradley said:
It was probably a virus infected file. The reason why you PROBABLY couldn't delete and I think I know the *window alert* you are talking about is because it (the process) was owned by the system... this is just like the SAM in windows. If you try to access a file that is in use by the system, you will get that error.

Now, if it wasn't a virus infected file (which it could have been) then I don't know how you got it to the recycling bin???? This is why I think it is a virus. What was the name of the file???

AB


It was a pr0n .avi torrent (and a ho hum one at that, hence the deletion)
 
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