Unable to Delete File.
Posted on 2008-06-11
I am facing a problem on a regular basis wherein i am unable to to delete a file until the windows 2000 server is rebooted.
The message that i get is " Access is Denied,Make sure that the disk is not full or right protected and that the file is not currently in use"
I am sure that the file is not in use. The file in question is a backup file which has already been backed up to tape.
The File system is NTFS. Also when you right click on the file and view propertoes you dod not see the security tan whcoh can be seen on all the other files in the same folder.
The fact that the file can be deleted after reboot suggests that the file is not corrupted and is locked.
Is there a way to forcibly delete the file? I have administrator rights on the machine.
Is there a freeware utility (Like FileMon)_ that can be used to determine whether the file is actually is in use?
Thanking you in Advance.