How to delete a file already in use by Windows
***** PROBLEM ***** How to delete a file already in use by Windows? ~~~~~ SOLUTION ~~~~~ 1. Create the file: \WINDOWS\WININIT.INI 2. Add the following 2 lines: [Rename] nul=C:\SHORTPATHNAME\SHORTFILENAME.EXT You will need the DOS short name, not the Windows' long name. 3. Save > Restart Windows The file will be deleted when you restart.