Windows 10: Tried EVERYTHING - can't delete file. PLEASE HELP!

  1.    03 Jan 2016 #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 : 16,504
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       03 Jan 2016 #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 : 9,011
    Windows 10 Professional
       03 Jan 2016 #3

    nathsen said: View Post
    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?
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Redstone(1)) 15063.608
       03 Jan 2016 #4

    If the above don't work
    Then try Revo uninstaller pro
    you can get a trial version
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  5.    03 Jan 2016 #5

    Edwin said: View Post
    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...
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 4,771
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       03 Jan 2016 #6

    nathsen said: View Post
    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    03 Jan 2016 #7

    What is the status of the programme, Solidworks?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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