Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

1 post

Wannabe Geek

Topic # 96129 20-Jan-2012 23:44
Send private message


i need help to delete a file which require to reboot machine but i dont want to reboot as many services running

should i try longpath ? please need help ASAP

Create new topic


Chief Trash Bandit
9137 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1436

Mod Emeritus
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 571555 21-Jan-2012 09:38
Send private message

Sounds like a service has the file open/locked - you'd need to find out what service is doing it and kill it if possible which should release the file and let you delete it.

XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ


Server : i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation : i5-xxxx @ x.xxGHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 pro    Console : Xbox One - Games, geeks, and more.    


10303 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1582

  Reply # 571557 21-Jan-2012 09:43
Send private message

More info about the file, the reason you want to delete it, and if possible what is locking it would help.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.