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deleteing Illustrator files

deleteing Illustrator files

deleteing Illustrator files

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I keep getting the following error when I try to delete some Illustrator and Photoshop files from my hard drive:

Cannot delete (File Name): It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be trying to use the file and try again.

My OS is Win XP Pro, I am the only user logged on, and I have all programs closed when I get this message. It seems that the only way to delete these files is to log on as a different user then I can delete them with no problem. If anyone has any idea's that might help please let me know.

RE: deleteing Illustrator files

If you are the only user on that machine, try deleting any profile other than Administrator. This will assure you that you have all the privlages for deleting files. If your machine is set up for multiple users, talk to the admin about it, he may have a reason for blocking file deletion.

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