Make sure that the disk is not full or write-protected

Discussion in 'General Computer Support' started by Kirsty, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Kirsty

    Kirsty

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    I am trying to delete a directory out of windows explorer and am getting the following error messgae:-

    Cannot delete xxxxxxxxxxxx unfinished:Access is denied.
    Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not corrently in use.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    Thanks

    Kirsty
     
    Kirsty, Aug 22, 2007
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    OrCiscoNovice

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    Do you get this error when you reboot windows (normal mode) and immediacy try to delete it? Is the file a system file or something that is used by another program?

    I have found that I get this message when another program is using the file that I am trying to delete. I have had to go as far as rebooting the computer into safe mode and then deleting the file I wanted gone.
     
    OrCiscoNovice, Aug 24, 2007
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  3. Kirsty

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    I dont think the file is a system folder it just contains word and excel documents and when you right hand click on the folder and go to delete the error comes up.
     
    Kirsty, Aug 24, 2007
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    Are you still getting the same error after you rebooted your machine, could be a virus has infected the file.
     
    homework help, Aug 26, 2007
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  5. Kirsty

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    The error still happens after rebooting and is not infected.:-?
     
    Kirsty, Sep 13, 2007
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