1.    18 Jun 2017 #1
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    Can't delete file on Desktop


    There is a rar file on my desktop which I can not delete. It was from a wallpaper pack I was downloading from MEGA but I had cancelled it before it finished. Now it is on my desktop and no matter what I do it won't be deleted. I am not able to press delete as it says it needs Administrator permissions even though I am the only user. I even enabled Administrator account and it still said that I didn't have permission to read the file or delete it. I tried using CMD del /f also but it didnt work. I ran CCleaner Registry cleaner and AVG PC Tuneup registry cleaner but none of them helped. What do I do to get rid of this?

    -Edit 1: I forgot to mention if I do Shift delete I am able to get rid of the icon but when I refresh it comes back
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  2.    18 Jun 2017 #2
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    You've probably tried using File Explorer and "Permanently delete" as opposed to sending it to the Recycle Bin?
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  3.    18 Jun 2017 #3
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  4.    18 Jun 2017 #4
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    Possibly your browser has it 'locked' to resume download?
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  5.    18 Jun 2017 #5
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    Ok It deleted itself when I restarted the PC. I dont think anything was locking it though as I tried the unlocker and it said nothing was using it.
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  6.    18 Jun 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechGuy View Post
    Ok It deleted itself when I restarted the PC. I dont think anything was locking it though as I tried the unlocker and it said nothing was using it.
    Everytime I use it, says the same thing but then it is gone??
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