Feb 01, 2016 So I tried to delete this file using File Explorer before I tried a further upload. Unfortunately, File Explorer freezes and crashes and I am unable to delete the file. If I can't delete it, I cant move the rest of my files. I am looking for a fix that will allow me to delete this file. This is not a Onedrive problem, it is a File Explorer problem. cannot delete file in windows explorer Sep 25, 2017 Windows 10: Can't delete file in file explorer. When you copypast from phone to PC, it's actually doing a miniconversion from the phone format to PC format (NTFS). You can copy from PC to Phone, also. Again it will do a format conversion. You can't use a PC Windows function to delete on the phone, without special software.
Jun 27, 2014 Question. For example, I download skypeinstall. exe on desktop, install the program correctly and then try to delete the file: file is in use by Windows Explorer, cannot be delete. We reboot computer, we are able to delete the file. But, if I restore the file from the recycle bin on the desktop, I cannot delete it again until I reboot the PC. cannot delete file in windows explorer
It might be that in windowsexplorer when you delete a file it tries to MOVE it to the recycle bin and this could be the stage at which it FAILS TO CREATE the file i. e in the recycle bin! ! However if you go into dos prompt to delete windows does not try to put the file in the recycle bin it just deletes it . Feb 23, 2019 I have scanned a file to pdf on my Windows 10 PC. Now I cannot rename it or delete it. Whenever I try it says the file is in use. I have gone into Task Manager and closed any running application that has Adobe. This makes no difference and I still cannot move, delete or rename the file. The only way to delete is for me to reboot the PC. How can the answer be improved? cannot delete file in windows explorer Oct 04, 2017 In this guide, we show you two ways to unlock files that have been locked by an application or process, so you can once again modify, move, or delete them from your device on Windows May 26, 2017 Under Windows Explorer, I tried to delete the file. Windows Explorer gives a File In Use complaint. The action can't be completed because the file is open in Windows Explorer. Close the file and try again. Mar 29, 2019 This wikiHow teaches you how to delete a locked or otherwise restricted file on your Windows or Mac computer. You can use Safe Mode or an app called Process Explorer on Windows, while Mac users can either use the Get Info window to unlock the file or forcedelete the file from the Trash with Terminal. Jack Schofield: Sam is trying to remove a movie file, but Windows refuses to delete it because it's in use