stubbern file

Soldato
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I've got an mp3 file on my desktop and it wont let me delete it. When I try to, the explorer.exe will freeze and go to 100% cpu usage and it will also do this when I right click the file and click properties. I've tried booting in safe mode and it does the same thing. I have to keep restarting windows every time I try to delete the file.
 
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Malware bytes have a program called file assassin that will do the trick.
 
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Try pressing Shift + Delete - this permanently deletes a file, bypassing the recycle bin. Failing that, I'd use Unlocker as I've had good results with it in the past.
 
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Thanks guys but for some reason it let me cut and paste the file into recycle bin where I was able to delete it.

Shift + delete was what I was doing swinnie, it just caused problems with explorer.exe.
 
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