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    bradraymun Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 22, 2007, 12:32 AM
    Cannot delete a file: Access Denied
    When I am trying to delete a pdf file I am getting a message as

    " Cannot delete the file : Access denied " Make sure the disk is not write protected.
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    Clough Posts: 26,677, Reputation: 1649
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    Jul 22, 2007, 12:40 AM
    The first thing that I would do is shut the machine down, start it again, and then see what happens when you try to delete the file.

    I am not an expert on these things, but I do have some experience with having the same problem. So, shutting down and restarting and trying to delete again is the first thing that I would do.

    I don't know what operating system that you are running, but if you are running Windows on a Microsoft computer, another thing that you might try, is going into Safe Mode and doing the same thing. That is, trying to delete the file.
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    bradraymun Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 22, 2007, 04:27 AM
    Well the Operating system I am using is winxp and also the file is in the server and the drive is mapped onto my computer. I have checked all the rights and it seem to be OK and I have write access to that folder. And one more thing I am able to delete another pdf file form the same folder where I have the access denied file. So I guess the problem is with the file itself. So any suggestions on the same??

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