Resolve issues while deleting files on Windows® 7
Having issues when deleting some files on Windows 7? Find out how to solve them.
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft. This OS has many advantages compared to other previous versions of Windows based operating systems. Windows 7 is not only faster but also makes the system installed with it more stable and secure. There are thousands of third party Windows 7 based applications out on the market that can be installed on your computer operating on Windows 7 to enhance its functionalities. Users can download and store files on the system without having to worry about issues (because of the two-way firewall and the Windows Defender application). Although using Windows 7 is very simple, users might face some issues during its use. System errors, application corruption, blue screen errors, system freeze are some of them. Users might also face the “File cannot be deleted.” error message on the system when trying to remove a file on the system. These errors are usually because of malware infections within the files, inherent issues within the files, problems with some of the system files of the OS and so on.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding how to delete files on Windows 7:
- Using separate software
- Changing attributes
- Command prompt
Using separate software
Non-deletable files on Windows 7 can be easily removed with the help of some special software. There are plenty of software out on the Internet which would forcefully remove the file from the system. Using such separate software are the easiest and the most secure way to delete the files as users would not have to perform any other complicated procedures to delete the file.
Majority of all issues with deleting files are because of the attributes settings of the file. Changing the attributes of the file would ensure that the file can be easily deleted. If the attributes of the file cannot be changed using normal means, Windows 7 users can make use of software to unlock the files to make it removable. Users can also try deleting the files by changing the attributes in the safe mode of the system and then deleting it.
Windows 7 users can make use of the command prompt or CMD to remove an undeletable file on the system. With the command prompt running users can enter the DEL command followed by the name of the file to be deleted to remove the files. If the file cannot be deleted by normal DEL command users can also try changing the attributes of the file using “-s-h*.* /s/d” command and then using the DEL command.
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