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

#1
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.
 


Sonny

Excellent Member
#2
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
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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