VHD help?!

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by JasonPurp, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. JasonPurp

    JasonPurp New Member

    Apr 25, 2011
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    Alright, I was trying to install Ubuntu but it wasn't working, and I had reason to believe that it was because of Windows. So I tried to make a new partition to install it on. I ended up making a "VHD" file on my Desktop, and now I can't get rid of it. I tried the disc manager thing and it isn't even showing up on the list.

    Please help quickly. I made the thing 20 Gigs haha
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Oct 16, 2009
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    Maybe try Shift + Delete to bypass the recycle bin.

    Does it show as read only in properties?

    Do you have something running that might be using it, for example is it mounted on a virtual drive?

    Can you move it to another location and delete?

    If none of those work, you may have to take ownership, OK back out then change the permissions.

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