Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Jacksonville,FL, USA
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Deleting files marked "In-use" ?

    I have several image files (.fit) that windows reports as "in-use". These files were created last Fall, obviously my PC has been rebooted numerous times since last Fall.
    The files are NOT read-only. The files have a valid file extension (.fit), file name length is valid, they are NOT being shared. But every time I attempt to delete these files, Windows smacks my hands and reports that the files are "in-use".

    Any ideas on how I can delete these files? I have about 2-dozen of them and their respective folders that I can not get rid of.

    Thanks!
    Bill

  2. #2
    WS Lounge VIP Calimanco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Bradford UK
    Posts
    737
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 148 Times in 133 Posts
    The .fit file extension is associated with the Garmin Training Center. If you're sure you don't need them, use Unlocker.

    http://filehippo.com/download_unlocker/

    Note that your AV may flag it, but its not harmful.

  3. #3
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,688
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,071 Times in 939 Posts
    See Movefile at PendMoves v1.2 and MoveFile v1.01 to delete the files at boot time.

    Joe

  4. #4
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Jacksonville,FL, USA
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thanks!
    I'll give it a try...

    Bill


    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    See Movefile at PendMoves v1.2 and MoveFile v1.01 to delete the files at boot time.

    Joe

  5. #5
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Durham UK
    Posts
    6,876
    Thanks
    157
    Thanked 910 Times in 868 Posts
    You could also try removing them in Safe Mode where they shouldn't be in use.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •