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cannot delete 2 adobe icons from desktop that are files.

Posted on 2008-10-21
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Windows XP Professional.

Two Icons were loaded on the desktop from an external drive, and the will not let us access them to delete or open them.  Both files are adobe.

"access denied, you do not have permission"

"access denied, disk might full or you do not have access."

all we wan to do is delete these from the desktop.

Question by:Georgeidp
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ID: 22766913
had  you delete them from safe mode?

Expert Comment

ID: 22766971
Use KillBox.

Sounds like a dodgy name but it doesn the trick. Just choose the file then go delete on reboot. Then they should be gone when you restart.
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mariu-eg earned 2000 total points
ID: 22767011
Unlocker is also a program that can be used if a file is locked by an application to force the program to stop using the file.
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ID: 22768786
Yeah, try deleting it from safe from using the "Administrator" account or try creating a new account and try deleting the files from there. Also, try IceSword (
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ID: 22771133
I think that I'd answer it , if you go and read my article :S

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