Some Temp files are indeed in use by Windows or another program and should not be deleted. Give it a while and in a few weeks or months, try to delete it again. But if you must delete it, restart in Safe Mode and delete it from there. But a word of caution. It may cause problems. Type the file name in Google.
You'll find out if it's important if you have problems when it's deleted. As long as it's in the Recycle Bin it can be restored.
Hello again, Everyone!
I have XP Prof. + SP3
I have just done a routine 'clear' of my temp folder.
I am informed that the one remaining file - Perflib_Perfdata_87c - is not able to be deleted because it is in use by another programme. I do not know how to identify that programme, but I would like to delete the file. As it is in the Temp folder, it is, I believe, deletable without a resultant problem. Please correct me if I am wrong!
1.How may I find out what programme is using this file.
2.How do I find out if the file is important or not.
3.How do I find out what purpose the file has.
4.How do I check what will happen if it is deleted, if it is important - that is if I can find out how to delete it?!
Sorry to put so many questions, but I do not really understand about these files, and I hope that your explanation will make it clearer for me!