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might have one. not sure, will not delete.

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    might have one. not sure, will not delete.


    ok, I've got this thing called "challengers from the sidelines", and it says it is a PDF file, the size ie size was 3.28 MB, and the last date it modified was 2-3-2013. this thing will not delete, in fact if you if you try to delete it, a message pops up saying it can't be deleted because it's running in windows reader. but there is nothing in windows reader.
    any idea on how to get this deleted?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Just an idea.
    Take Ownership of it---

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

    Then restart the computer.

    Then try to delete it.

    Restarting should close it in anything it is supposed to be open in.
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    well. it looks gone. clicked on the take ownership link before shutting down for the night. fired up today and it's gone.


    thanks
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    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    If you are not familiar with the file, also recommend doing a system scan, check unknown registry entries, and check task manager for unknown processes.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by commander View Post
    well. it looks gone. clicked on the take ownership link before shutting down for the night. fired up today and it's gone.


    thanks
    Glad you got it fixed.
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