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    lmbolton40 Guest

    Default Cannot delete a file saved to my desktop


    A file was saved to my Vista desktop. It is a small drawing file
    (.dwg). About 102 KB in size. I can open it. However, I cannot delte
    it, copy it, or cut it. If I try to delete it, window pops up and says
    "RECYCLING 1 item". It churns and churns and churns. Nothing ever
    happens.

    I can rename it. Doesn't help with anyting.

    Is there any hope for me?

    mbolton40






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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Default RE: Cannot delete a file saved to my desktop

    Try deleting it in Safe Mode.
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    "lmbolton40" wrote:

    >
    > A file was saved to my Vista desktop. It is a small drawing file
    > (.dwg). About 102 KB in size. I can open it. However, I cannot delte
    > it, copy it, or cut it. If I try to delete it, window pops up and says
    > "RECYCLING 1 item". It churns and churns and churns. Nothing ever
    > happens.
    >
    > I can rename it. Doesn't help with anyting.
    >
    > Is there any hope for me?
    >
    > mbolton40
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > lmbolton40
    >


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    oscar Guest

    Default RE: Cannot delete a file saved to my desktop

    Did you try:

    Right click file, Properties, Security tab, gain permisison to control or
    delete file...
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    ....Right click is your best friend...


    "lmbolton40" wrote:

    >
    > A file was saved to my Vista desktop. It is a small drawing file
    > (.dwg). About 102 KB in size. I can open it. However, I cannot delte
    > it, copy it, or cut it. If I try to delete it, window pops up and says
    > "RECYCLING 1 item". It churns and churns and churns. Nothing ever
    > happens.
    >
    > I can rename it. Doesn't help with anyting.
    >
    > Is there any hope for me?
    >
    > mbolton40
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > lmbolton40
    >


  4. #4
    Mike Guest

    Default Re: Cannot delete a file saved to my desktop

    There are a couple of freeware programs that took care of "locked" file in
    XP. Called "Unlocker" and "WhoLockMe." I haven't tried them in Vista. They
    delete the file at next reboot. You might also check to see if there is any
    process running that uses your dwg file. If so, try killing the process
    before deleting.
    "lmbolton40" <lmbolton40.2e11dec@vistabanter.com> wrote in message
    news:lmbolton40.2e11dec@vistabanter.com...
    >
    > A file was saved to my Vista desktop. It is a small drawing file
    > (.dwg). About 102 KB in size. I can open it. However, I cannot delte
    > it, copy it, or cut it. If I try to delete it, window pops up and says
    > "RECYCLING 1 item". It churns and churns and churns. Nothing ever
    > happens.
    >
    > I can rename it. Doesn't help with anyting.
    >
    > Is there any hope for me?
    >
    > mbolton40
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > lmbolton40



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    Try to delete using Command Prompt

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    lmbolton40 Guest

    Default Re: Cannot delete a file saved to my desktop


    Tried *Command Prompt*. No good. Just sat there and nothing happened.
    Let it churn for a couple of hours. Nothing. Any other suggestions.
    Please help. I have some coleagues in my office with same problem.


    'Ramesh MVP[_4_ Wrote:
    > ;697257']Try to delete using *Command Prompt*
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh MVP
    >
    > 'Ramesh Kumar' ('itís my Windows' (http://itsmywindows.com))
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Desktop Experience
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Ramesh MVP's Profile: 'Windows Vista Help Forum - View Profile: Ramesh
    > MVP' (http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=17)
    > View this thread: 'Cannot delete a file saved to my desktop - Windows
    > Vista Help Forum'
    > (http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18498)





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    lmbolton40 Guest

    Default Re: Cannot delete a file saved to my desktop


    Tried *Command Prompt*. No good. Just sat there and nothing happened.
    Let it churn for a couple of hours. Nothing. Any other suggestions.
    Please help. I have some coleagues in my office with same problem.


    'Ramesh MVP[_4_ Wrote:
    > ;697257']Try to delete using *Command Prompt*
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh MVP
    >
    > 'Ramesh Kumar' ('itís my Windows' (http://itsmywindows.com))
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Desktop Experience
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Ramesh MVP's Profile: 'Windows Vista Help Forum - View Profile: Ramesh
    > MVP' (http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=17)
    > View this thread: 'Cannot delete a file saved to my desktop - Windows
    > Vista Help Forum'
    > (http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18498)





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    lmbolton40 Guest

    Default Re: Cannot delete a file saved to my desktop


    Tried *Command Prompt*. No good. Just sat there and nothing happened.
    Let it churn for a couple of hours. Nothing. Any other suggestions.
    Please help. I have some coleagues in my office with same problem.


    'Ramesh MVP[_4_ Wrote:
    > ;697257']Try to delete using *Command Prompt*
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh MVP
    >
    > 'Ramesh Kumar' ('itís my Windows' (http://itsmywindows.com))
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Desktop Experience
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Ramesh MVP's Profile: 'Windows Vista Help Forum - View Profile: Ramesh
    > MVP' (http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=17)
    > View this thread: 'Cannot delete a file saved to my desktop - Windows
    > Vista Help Forum'
    > (http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18498)





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    lmbolton40 Guest

    Default Re: Cannot delete a file saved to my desktop


    Tried *Command Prompt*. No good. Just sat there and nothing happened.
    Let it churn for a couple of hours. Nothing. Any other suggestions.
    Please help. I have some coleagues in my office with same problem.


    'Ramesh MVP[_4_ Wrote:
    > ;697257']Try to delete using *Command Prompt*
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh MVP
    >
    > 'Ramesh Kumar' ('itís my Windows' (http://itsmywindows.com))
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Desktop Experience
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Ramesh MVP's Profile: 'Windows Vista Help Forum - View Profile: Ramesh
    > MVP' (http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=17)
    > View this thread: 'Cannot delete a file saved to my desktop - Windows
    > Vista Help Forum'
    > (http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18498)





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    lmbolton40 Guest

    Default Re: Cannot delete a file saved to my desktop


    Tried *Command Prompt*. No good. Just sat there and nothing happened.
    Let it churn for a couple of hours. Nothing. Any other suggestions.
    Please help. I have some coleagues in my office with same problem.


    'Ramesh MVP[_4_ Wrote:
    > ;697257']Try to delete using *Command Prompt*
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh MVP
    >
    > 'Ramesh Kumar' ('itís my Windows' (http://itsmywindows.com))
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Desktop Experience
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Ramesh MVP's Profile: 'Windows Vista Help Forum - View Profile: Ramesh
    > MVP' (http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=17)
    > View this thread: 'Cannot delete a file saved to my desktop - Windows
    > Vista Help Forum'
    > (http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18498)





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