Geek1945 says: 7 years ago Thanks for showing how to swim in MS shark infested waters. Before any of the steps below can be followed, you must get to an MS-DOS prompt or the Windows command line. Personally, these things happen to me all the time, especially when I'm at a client's house trying to get their machine clean of malware. the file will be locked.. his comment is here
Now you can delete it. I followed your instructions step by step to change permissions on both of those "Windows Mail" folders, but when I close everything and come back to the C: folder and right-click After that it should apply permissions to all subfolders and it should work. I killed explorer.exe and managed to get rid of a file that otherwise refused to be deleted, despite reboots, Safe Mode and so on.
You have helped to restore my dignity. It took me several attempts by changing the Properties -> Security -> Advanced -> Owner from Administrator to User (Apply > OK) and back to Administrator (Apply > OK, again), and Drag the item to the Trash, click the Trash, then click Empty. See this page for additional information about this command.
TNT-ROX says: December 6, 2007 at 8:46 am Try CACLS from the dos prompt. Webmaster for Hire says: February 3, 2008 at 8:07 am I never thought about killing explorer.exe, but you gave us a great tip. Additional Product Support Information Still need help? Ccleaner Even if you boot in safe mode or select "command prompt only"..
someonesomewhere says: June 6, 2007 at 9:17 pm Download Process Explorer from sysinternals Press Ctrl+F and search for the filename which is locked. Unlocker It may have not worked for me but you had helped a bunch of people.. I am a bit computer illiterate so I don't know what to do about em, anyone help? I hope these three solutions will help you get rid of those hard to delete files! June 4, 2007 Geeks are Sexy Microsoft, Operating Systems, Tips and Hacks 264 Comments
rohit says: August 25, 2009 at 12:09 pm try< this it worked wd me one of our intelligent friend suggested it wow! Winrar This is exactly what I needed! Bryan Price says: June 5, 2007 at 3:40 pm I use something called dellater. Going to Cmd Prompt and bring up the directory c:SVY there are no files in the folder.
Hope it can help Jocelle says: May 1, 2009 at 8:02 am I was not able to delete some .mov files. http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-how-to-delete-files-protected-by-trustedinstaller/ Delete the offending folder. Delete Files Permanently plz solve my problem FlapZapple says: December 28, 2010 at 2:45 pm Why offer this link to Unlocker when it takes you to a page entirely in French! Eraser Adding /c says to CACLS, ‘Carry on despite an error'.
Although there may be other means, I like the approach: * shut the system down * boot CD/DVD of a different operating system - e.g. this content jim jones says: 7 years ago Now it just says that I need the administrators permission. No file handles open on the device, yet Windows still says something is using it. If your account is an Administrator account, I would suggest just picking Administrators. Malwarebytes
Be careful thou, It changes the access rights to the file. Knoppix, Ubuntu, etc. * mount the applicable filesystem(s) rw * change attributes on the file(s) if necessary * delete (rm(1)/unlink(2)) the file(s) * unmount the filesystem(s) * you're done (reboot you The Undo button will appear for a few seconds. weblink Please help me to get rid of this :Windows.old.
I disable them one at a time in devices manager and then in Enum and services of the registry I delete the reg keys for all of them. I tried the unlocker. help :( Anthony says: 5 years ago NOTE: For all of you that do not already know this does work under the condition that there are not folders within the folder
thanking you, Sundar Pingback: mandmspace.com Pingback: Bilal Ak?ay Weblog » Bu dosya ba?ka bir uygulama taraf?ndan kullan?l?yor! so right click file/folder choose properties > advanced > change permissions > check box that says 'replace all child object permission with inheritable permissions from this object.' Also make your user Donney says: 6 years ago Thanks a lot, mate. I tried to delete wmp cause it's not working at all, some files have already been deleted.
Thank you! jackhab says: June 7, 2007 at 9:51 am There is much more elegant way to deal with the problem. WOL says: September 22, 2010 at 7:36 am Another method is if you have Linux then you can delete or rename files there without Windows being able to stop you. http://p2pzone.net/need-help/need-help-deleting-spyware-strike-2-5.html Anonymous says: May 24, 2011 at 11:04 am I wish this was a little more detailed.
Going to Cmd Prompt and bring up the directory c:SVY there are no files in the folder. Tom says: 5 years ago Thanks a lot I removed that darn Security Defender but kept getting pop ups upon start-up that certain files could not be found. I ran Unlocker and noticed that mim.exe was locking it. Because you cannot undo this, you will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the file or folder.
i have used unlocker when i needed to get rid of malware so i figured this was the place to ask. When I click all boxes to give the administrator full permission, there is a box called ‘special permissions" which I cannot tick. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Subscribe to Our Newsletter Featured Posts5 Ways to Make Sure No One is Monitoring Your ComputerHDG Explains - Swapfile.sys, Hiberfil.sys and I want to thank you so so much.
If you select Undo, the file will be restored to its original location. To permanently delete a file: Select the item you want to delete. I am the sole administrator user of my laptop and I was frequently getting blocked by this TrustedInstaller ownership. but unlocker doesnt even pop into the file tab for this certain file.
Thanks. Yes." -Unlocker FAQ Ergec Senturk says: December 29, 2009 at 8:39 am Addition for my previous post. I spent hours following the instructions here but nothing worked for me and then I saw your comment, copied the link and.. Thank you so much.
Unfortunately, nothing is working for me. Good luck! If you like the little cmd windows then try what Rowlini said (given below) and remove the read only attribute.