Windows 7 Hangs deleting files

Hello All

Hopefully someonce can help.

I have a Window7 Pro, 64 bit machine, when deleting files it waits for a long time (hours) on the preparing to delete screen, I give up and canel in the end.

It does apper to be causing prblems with other operations, I cant seem to uninstall software either.

Thanks for your helop in advance.

Cheers Andrew
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AndrewParker1972Asked:
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Abduljalil Abou AlzahabInfrastructure Team Leader – Professional ServicesCommented:
Check recycle bin if it's full, usually recycle bin size is 20% of hard disk size, which is mean if you have 40 GB of C: Drive, recycle bin will be 4 GB, try to empty recycle bin if it's full.

if recycle bin is not full please let me know.
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Abduljalil Abou AlzahabInfrastructure Team Leader – Professional ServicesCommented:
sorry default recycle bin size is 10% :) not 20%
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Abduljalil Abou AlzahabInfrastructure Team Leader – Professional ServicesCommented:
if the solution didn't help, try the following:

Right click the drive and select 'properties'. From there select 'Tools' and under 'Error-checking' click Check Now.

check if you have any errors.
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AndrewParker1972Author Commented:
It did have some items in there, which have now been delete, however its no better...
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Abduljalil Abou AlzahabInfrastructure Team Leader – Professional ServicesCommented:
did you try error checking???
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AndrewParker1972Author Commented:
Yes, its checks fine...
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PorpathamCommented:
Hi,

Please try to rename the Folder or file.


Then restart the PC and try deleting that.

Reply must.   Can u able to rename the Folder or file.

And one morething. What is the size of the file. Is it folder or file.
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PorpathamCommented:
Hi,

If it is a ACL problem, Please take full control of files.
Commands to change ACL:

For Files:

takeown /f file_name /d y
icacls file_name /grant administrators:F
For Directories (will perform action recursively):

takeown /f directory_name /r /d y
icacls directory_name /grant administrators:F /t

Reference Link:
http://www.blogsdna.com/2166/how-to-delete-undeletable-files-in-windows-7.htm

Please reply
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mrroonieCommented:
you could try permanently deleting it by highlighting the item, hold shift and then press the delete key, this bypasses the recycle bin and deletes it from the system straight away
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AndrewParker1972Author Commented:
All the permissions are fine, I'm logged in as Domain Admin. it might have soemthing to do with the file's size, 80Mb, I can delete smaller files.

Renaming the file hangs explorer, so a similar issue.
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PorpathamCommented:
Hi,

U try after restart, Because it may depends some other files or folders.
Try it. It will work.

Reply must.
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senadCommented:
Try disabling UAC (restart required)....
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PorpathamCommented:
Hi,

if Drive shell extention handlers may have some problem. U feel any delay or problem when copy and paste the Datas?

If yes shell extention handlers may be corrupted.

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AndrewParker1972Author Commented:
I've fone various things along with this solution so its possible its been solved by this method, but I'm not sure.
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PorpathamCommented:
Hi,
Thanks for all to co-operating to solve this issue.

I hope i can gain more knowledge with Expert-Exchange.

Thanks for all once again.
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