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    Deleting Files (Windows XP)

    I am unable to delete an Excel file. The commands says that it is being used by another user, yadda yadda yadda. The command asks me to close all applications, I did that yadda yadda yadda. Can you help? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Deleting Files (Windows XP)

    Try rebooting your system and then delete the file.

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    Re: Deleting Files (Windows XP)

    Will you marry me?
    Thank you so much.

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    Re: Deleting Files (Windows XP)

    Just to give another angle:

    Sometimes this happens after a crash of Excel.

    What often is the case, is that the Excel task is still in memory, having windows think the file is in use. Control-alt-del to open the task manager and find any Excel tasks. End them.
    Jan Karel Pieterse
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    Re: Deleting Files (Windows XP)

    Thank you so much for an explanation that makes sense! I took jpeters advice and rebooted the system and violla! I was able to delete the pesky file!. Thanks again and have a great day!

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