Cannot Delete a file RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have one file on E drive ..I  am trying to delete it but its not being deleted..Its was kind of mp3 file, its showing in a small window that "Could not find this item, This is no longer located in E:\ , Verify Item location and try again".

    please help and reply ...

    Thank You!!

    Monday, May 14, 2012 2:52 PM


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  • Try using Unlocker 1.9.1

    Carey Frisch

    Monday, May 14, 2012 5:39 PM
  • Sysinternals Suite has a few tools that may shed light on this issue
    http://sysinternals.com or http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/sysinternals

    I recommend downloading the full suite http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb842062

    Look at the "Handle" tool and Process Explorer then kill the process thats open or holding the handle to your file or use one of the other PsTools.

    "Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Handle is a utility that displays information about open handles for any process in the system. You can use it to see the programs that have a file open, or to see the object types and names of all the handles of a program."

    Other apps in the tool set to look at: *Process Explorer, Process Monitor, *PsKill, PsList, PsSuspend filemon, regmon. The full tool set is valuable at many levels.

    After extracting Sysinternals zipfile navigate to the program directory. They issue the command


    This parameter is present so that you can direct Handle to search for references to an object with a particular name.
    For example, if you wanted to know which process (if any) has "c:\windows\system32" open you could type:

    handle windows\system

    Try handle E:\folder name to see what's is holding open your file.

    The name match is case-insensitive and the fragment specified can be anywhere in the paths you are interested in.

    • Edited by harewood Monday, May 14, 2012 8:31 PM
    Monday, May 14, 2012 7:40 PM
  • Hi,

    I find a case which has the similar issue for you. Please reference it.


    Kim Zhou

    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Kim Zhou Wednesday, May 23, 2012 8:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Wednesday, May 23, 2012 9:32 AM
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:35 AM
  • Give a try to



    NTFS-3G on live CD  Linux.



    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 10:25 AM