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    Deleting a file (Windows xp sp 2)

    Can anybody please help us ?
    We have a file on our cd burner drive which is in the
    ' Files ready to be written to the cd '
    The problem is that we no longer need this file and we want to delete it but each time we click on the ' Delete temporary files ' in the cd task pane we keep getting the following message.
    ' Error Deleting file or folder
    Cannot delete "file name". Cannot find the specified file.
    Make sure you specify the correct path and file name. '
    We 're not sure what to try next can someone give us some ideas?

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    Re: Deleting a file (Windows xp sp 2)

    Usually these files are stored in:

    ....Documents and Settings<your username>Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftCD Burning

    - you may need to log in as another user with Admin rights to acceess it, and make sure your folder options are set to show hidden files and folders.

    I have come across situations where they don't exist there but become locked in the System Volume Information or Recycler folders - if you can't see it in the CD Burning folder, can you locate it in a search?

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    Re: Deleting a file (Windows xp sp 2)

    Are you able to right click on the file and get a Properties dialog box ?? That might give you a path to follow to look for the file in question. You could then chase it down in Windows Explorer and try deleting it there.

    If that fails, there is a little <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> utility that might help you get rid of this nusance. Dr. Delete is primarily used to get rid of "in use" files that are often placed by spyware to make removal of the program difficult, but might work in this situation. HTH <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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