Tried EVERYTHING - can't delete file. PLEASE HELP!


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    Tried EVERYTHING - can't delete file. PLEASE HELP!


    I've tried instruction after instruction and cannot delete a file. It's from a programme called Solidworks, and is left in the programme file called 3ds Light.otf.

    I've tried deleting in Safe mode
    Using deleting/unlocking utlities File Assassin and Unlocker
    Disabled protection of C drive
    Used Security Task manager

    So far nothing is working, please help!
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  2. Posts : 26,397
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #2

    Try this tool from one of our forums software developers @Kyhi: Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    It's a WinPE environment that you boot into, and it works just like a Linux live disk, except it's really a very bare metal windows 10. Yow will be able to access your OS files through this, While windows is offline and should be able to then delete the file you wish.
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  3. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #3

    nathsen said:
    I've tried instruction after instruction and cannot delete a file. It's from a programme called Solidworks, and is left in the programme file called 3ds Light.otf.

    I've tried deleting in Safe mode
    Using deleting/unlocking utlities File Assassin and Unlocker
    Disabled protection of C drive
    Used Security Task manager

    So far nothing is working, please help!
    Seems it may be an 'OpenTypeFont' file; could it be that it's still in use in Windows Fonts?
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  4. Posts : 2,818
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 21H1 (build 19043.1202)
       #4

    If the above don't work
    Then try Revo uninstaller pro
    you can get a trial version
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  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Edwin said:
    Seems it may be an 'OpenTypeFont' file; could it be that it's still in use in Windows Fonts?
    I've just deleted the font from Control Panel, Fonts! But the Programme File still isn't deleting...
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  6. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #6

    nathsen said:
    I've just deleted the font from Control Panel, Fonts! But the Programme File still isn't deleting...
    Do you have Take Ownership enabled in your right click context menu ?
    If not, use this tutorial:
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

    After that, go to the program file > right click at 3ds Light.otf > click Take Ownership.
    Now, see if you can delete the file this time.
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  7. Posts : 287
    win 10 home
       #7

    What is the status of the programme, Solidworks?
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