Some files really are in use by the OS or a legitimate running program, and can't be deleted. Most aren't and can be deleted. So nothing is wrong until you disclose what file it is.
The usual tools, if you feel the file is one that you really want to delete:
- MOVEONBOOT to delete the file when booting
- Boot in Safe Mode and see if you can delete it then
- FILEMON to find out what program is using it
MOVEONBOOT and FILEMON are free downloads. Use google to find a download site.
Hope this helps.
I try to delete a file , a message comes up : cannot delete <file name>; it's being used by another person or program. Close any program that might be using the file & try again.
I logg off the system, restart the computer but still can not delete the file.
Window XP pro. The software I use, is Adobe Illustrator
Any advice and help please