troubleshooting Question

PendingFileRenameOperations Batch file help need it in order to work

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Claudio HerreraFlag for Mexico asked on
ProgrammingWindows XPWindows OSWindows Batch
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Dear Experts

I found this batch file and I wanted to work under Win XP SP3,

I need a batch file to delete protect files by windows or when the file it is being used by another person or progam the only way to do this is after restart

For testing purposes I will use the following path
C:\Documents and Settings\Rebelscum\Desktop\test.txt

Not using

del "%userprofile%\desktop\test.txt" OR

del "%userprofile%\..\Rebelscum\desktop\test.txt

You may understand me what i want if you read the following thread

Thank you very much for any help you can provide me


:: Critical conditions for this script to run as intended:
:: - to be run by someone with administrator privileges.
:: Non-critical conditions for this script to run as intended:
:: - to be run on win7 or above ( timeout )
@echo off
set RenEngKeyPath=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
set $rnd=%random%%random%

:: reg add "%RenEngKeyPath%" /f /v "AllowProtectedRenames" /t REG_SZ /d 1 >nul
:: reg add "%RenEngKeyPath%" /f /v "PendingFileRenameOperations" /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d



timeout 1 >nul
:: shutdown /s /t 0
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