Is there a brute force delete utility (free perhaps_ to delete files in use in Win XP, ME, etc??
Posted on 2004-08-10
Looking for above utility. I at times have some files I would like to delete and cannot while in Windows or even in DOS command mode. Have even tried with a Barts PE (like WIN PE) bootable CD. Changing the attributes of the file did not help either.
Do not have an example handy but I have also tried renaming the file, overwriting the file, moving the file, changing attributes of the parent chain, closing down processes, etc..
Will try Process Explorer from Sysinternals next but assume there is some way to ZAP the file via some program that a developer wrote.