How to remove unwanted files or folders?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by sayarthein@yahoo.com.sg, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. sayarthein@yahoo.com.sg

    Jun 15, 2007
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    Please somebody tell me how to remove these files. Some files in my computer cant delete. I found that mostly on downloaded files and folders. They said it is being used by someone or programme.
    thanks for your opinion.
     
  2. ancestor(v)

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    So there must be a program running, using these files. What kind of files are there?

    Try to find a connection between the files and your software, maybe with using the task manager - bingo. Maybe it's enough if you delete some stuff from the auto startup.
     
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  3. sayarthein@yahoo.com.sg

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    They are downloaded movies, music files. i used utorrent to dl them.But some are not completed.so i try to clear them. HOw do i know that those folders and files are being used by another programme. And how to stop them.? Help me. thanks.
     
  4. ancestor(v)

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    If you downloaded them in uTorrent it means they are in use by uTorrent :rolleyes:
    Just open the software, look in "History" (or "Temporary Files") or whatever and delete the unfinished downloads from there. I'm not used to uTorrent so I can't give you any advice in the software itself which means you have to look around a bit.
     
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  5. sayarthein@yahoo.com.sg

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    thanks ancestor(v)..
    Let me ask you some more.pls.I have removed utorrent already a few days ago. According to the software(utorrent) support , the dl files and folders are also use as application data in %AppData% .So i tried to reach but my problem again!! i cant find run.. button in start menu. I customised start menu to look for it but cant. i typed %AppData% in address bar. but error..stated/
    Access to appilication data.
    "C\: document and Setting\user name\Application Data has been disallowed."
    I'm using my computer as a administator account.Why i cant access?

    CPU; Intel (R) pen (R) D 2.66Ghz
    Memory-503mb
    OS-Win xp pro (5.01.2600 sp2)
     
  6. ancestor(v)

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    Download uTorrent again and install the same version in the same way, and use the old folders. Then delete the unwanted files and uninstall uTorrent properly ;) Especially the latter thing is really important.
    It is always good to use the uninstall routines provided if you do not want your system to be a total mess.
     
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