Recycling fails on Win 7, but file still exists

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Johannes77, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Johannes77

    Johannes77 New Member

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    Dear Windows 7-friends,

    i have a (little?) problem with my Windows 7 Build 7100.

    There are three files, that cannot be deleted (all of them on desktop)
    If i try to delete them, it opens a windows saying: "Recycling" (German: "Recyclen von...")
    This window won't close automatically, i have to close it. But the file still exists.

    I tried to restart my machine on safemode, but same problem.

    What do you think I have to do?

    Thanks for your support.

    Greets
    Johannes
    from Germany
     
  2. gavin19

    gavin19 New Member

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    Try using Lockhunter to see if that helps. Either start the program up and load the files in that way or use the right-click context menu option if that doesn't work.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Johannes77

    Johannes77 New Member

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    Thanks so much!

    The program said, that there is nothing that locks the file.
    Then i pressed the "delete it" button, and it was gone!

    Thanks a lot!
     

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