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cannot delete file - in use by another person or program??

I am a longtime computer user who is having a frustrating problem I can't figure out.

I have a 2.6ghz Dell with 256 Ram running Windows XP. I use it for alot of graphics editing, etc. Recently i exported a huge image out in illustrator, resulting in a 510MB .eps file on my desktop. I cannot delete this file! Every single time i try it says it is in use by another person or program.

Noone else is connected to my computer, and I have no programs running other than explorer.

I have rebooted a number of times...and even tried to even delete this file in safe mode, same message!

When I boot up, it takes a good 5 minutes for the icon for the .eps to change from an unidentified file to the adobe illustrator CS icon, and i can tell it's trying to process something. I have a feeling this file is slowing down the rest of my computer's processes somehow...

I have run numerous virus scans (Mcaffee up to date) and even done a spyware scan. nothing.

any ideas or tips?? Thanks so much...

=Peter

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Good post, but that powerpoint tagline was superfluous.

Bob

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If explorer is previewing the image, such will happen. It's a bonafide bug.

To workaround this, use MOVEONBOOT. Here's a Google to find this tool.

http://www.google.com/search?&q=MOVEONBOOT

In closing, Microsoft shows no signs of documenting or fixing this bug.

bob

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This worked great. Thanks so much.

=Peter

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tricopter, Glad to see that it worked and Thanks for posting back to let us know.

Tufenuf

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