Resolve issues while deleting file in computer with Windows® XP®
Having issues while deleting file in computer with Windows XP? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows XP is widely used by all kinds of users. Windows XP is light and consumes very little system resources. This implies that users can install and use very large numbers of applications on Windows XP without any problems. Windows XP also has a very simple user interface and even computer users with little knowledge would be able to use the OS to its full capabilities. However, some issues might come up with the use of Windows XP on the system. These include system errors, blue screen errors, drastic decrease in system performance, problems when deleting a file and so on. The file cannot be deleted because of variuos reasons. These include malware infections within the file, some other application accessing the file, errors within the file, attributes of the file preventing users from deleting it etc. The symptoms of this problem include error messages intimating file cannot be removed message on the screen.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to remove an undeletable file in computer with Windows XP:
- Antivirus tools
- Separate software
- Command prompt
Issues when deleting files might be because of malware within the file. Malware tends to lock the file which has the infection, so that the malware would not be removed by deleting the file. Such malware infected files can be removed by installing a good antivirus program on the system such as Norton Antivirus and for removing the malware. Removing the malware would automatically make the file removable.
Windows XP users can also make use of separate software to remove undeletable files on the system. Software such as MoveOnBoot would remove the undeletable files without a trace after a system reboot. Windows XP users can also use the Unlocker software which would remove any locking handles on the file and make it removable.
Undeletable files can also be removed with the help of the command prompt or CMD on Windows XP. Users have to find the particular file and then access the folder containing the file and use the 'Del' command to remove the undeletable files. If the file cannot be removed using 'Del' command, then users can try changing the attributes of the file to make it removable.