the action can't be completed because the file is open in windows explorer

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by fight2fight, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. fight2fight

    fight2fight New Member

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    This error message is driving me crazy "the action can't be completed because the file is open in windows explorer"

    i downloaded anime the format is mkv, iv downloaded many mkv anime series, just this one won't let me delete it, iv restarted my computer, same error, i even tried safe mode but when i try to delete it comes up preparing to delete and the status is calculating, i let that wait for 2 mins, nothing happened.

    So why can't i just delete this one single file.


    really need help, thanks.
     
  2. Sonny

    Sonny Fantastic Member

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    I am sure someone should be able to help you. If nothing else have you tried to do a system restore? I know that is what I have had to do before. If you do not get an answer try that and see if that works.
     
  3. fight2fight

    fight2fight New Member

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    hi,

    i finally figured it out, well i had 2 of those same files, in my download folder and i made a copy to the desktop, i deleted the one in the download folder by just dragging the whole folder in the recycle bin and it deleted, and remade a another download folder, with the other file on the desktop was the most annoying, i ended up using a program called east-tec eraser and it removed it of my computer.


    so thanks once again..

    finally happy its gone..
     

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