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Why can’t I delete a file or folder?

A common error that occurs in many of our systems is while trying to delete a file or folder. Even when there seem to be no issue with the file or folder, still the object does not delete. There can be a number of reasons behind the issue and you certainly need to know them before you do anything else to delete the file and folders.

Common issues:

There seem to be some common issues that won’t let you delete a file or a folder. Sometime file and folder property issues don’t let you delete the file. The creator of the file or folder would have set distinct ownership that would certainly prevent any other user to delete it. The owner of the file or folder would set you as a moderator and you can only delete it when he allows you to do so.

There are instances where you are using a specific file or folder and then try to delete it. This is not possible as a currently open file or folder cannot be deleted in any way. The privileges of the file or folder are with the application that is using them. You cannot delete them until you have the supreme control over them. Try deleting the file or folder once you are done with all the relevant jobs and the file is no more in use of any other application.

File in use error:

The most common of the errors that display while the file is being deleted is that the file is in use. There might be a program that would be using the specific object for any process so you need to stop its use before you delete the file. Look out for the program using the specific object and close both the program as well as the object just to make sure that no instance of the program is running. You would even come up with situation where you would close both the program and the file but the problem would still persist. In such a situation, you need to restart your computer because there might be an instance of the program with the file or folder running in the background.

Task manager is an excellent utility that would help you manage all your processes. It would also let you know of the program if that is running in the background as well. There might be another person on the network shared resources that might be using the file or folder. You are supposed to wait for the access to release until you can delete the object.

Files deleted, root folder exists:

This is another issue that is quite common in the computers. All the files within a folder delete but there seems to be an error with the folder deletion. You need to exit all programs and then try and delete the folder. If this doesn’t seem to work, you can try deleting the folder after restarting the machine. Any other application might have been using the folder resulting into the issue but you can always try the restart method to get rid of the problem.

How to Print in a Homegroup Netwrok?

Printing a document leaves us with a hard copy of any file that can be used as evidence or a mark sheet of a person showing his excellence or anything that we wish to store in a paper format. Thus use of efficient printer that suits best in our criteria is very important. In offices printing of document is routine and so is the use of printer. In most of the offices printer is connected over a network. Thus, only one printer is used instead of installing printer for each individual system and thus it helps in reduction of hardware cost.

Common Reasons and solutions:

It might have happened with you that even after giving ‘print’ command you haven’t received hardcopy of the document. There can be several reasons for this problem. It might happen that you are trying to print a document from a printer, which is either turned off, or not connected to power supply. It must be checked manually if it is turned on. Same way, computer can be turned off or it can be in sleep or hibernate mode. Power settings of computer must be changed if it is responsible for computer from turning into another mode from working mode. These are manual errors which are not much to bother and can be corrected immediately.

It might be the reason that the document you want to print is in the computer of other user and that user might be logged off from the network. In that case you have to check if the system you are trying to access is turned on and connected to the network. These are few common problems that are accompanied with easy solutions. Now we shall discuss some reasons that are seen in very rare cases and are related to hardware or software of the printer.

Rare Reasons and Solutions:

There are various ways to connect a printer over the network depending the type and model. If the printer is USB enabled it can be directly connected to the system. If the printer does not support USB connectivity then it has to be installed from ‘Devices and Printers’ tab in Start menu. Following the instructions in the tab, printer can be easily installed in the network.

For any device to run properly, device drivers are very essential. Drivers carry out the task of mediator performing vital operations. If you are unable to print the document via printer connected over the network, you must ensure that proper drivers of the model are installed in the system. If you are using 64-Bit system and 32-Bit compatible drivers are installed then printer wont work properly. To install proper drivers, you can make use of Windows update, which can take up to 30 minutes to install drivers. You can even simply follow manufacturer website to get correct driver.

Network Issues:

If all the above stated reasons fail, then you must check your network connectivity, which is shown in the notification area of taskbar. Sometimes, rebooting computer solves the issue.

To get errors while printing the document is very common issue and have very easy solutions which is properly followed can prove their utility.

How to Delete Cookies in Internet Explorer Running on Windows XP or Vista

Cookies are the files that aid a website to know if you had accessed it previously. If you did visit the website previously then it saves all the data of the operations performed on that particular website, so that it aids the website to improve your experience on the website for the visits thereafter. There are times when you would not want the websites to know that you did access them. In this situation you would not want your computer to have any cookies related to that website. You would thus want to delete those cookies from your computer. Let us find out how we can delete cookies from your computer.

Ways to remove Cookies

The simplest way to not save information of a particular website in a cookie is to simply disable it. There is a major problem with this. This can results in a lot of websites not functioning. So usually the cookies are enabled. The better option is to delete them. Let us find out how?

Though Internet Explorer has an option to automatically delete the cookies a lot of users prefer to do this manually which is possible and is easy. Let us take a look at how it is done.

Different users have different versions of Internet Explorer. Let us first take a look at how the cookies are deleted for Internet Explorer 6.

Steps for Internet Explorer 6 running on Windows XP

The first step is to click on the Start Menu. Once we do that then left click on Run. After selecting Run a window appears. Type “inetcpl.cpl” in the start search box and press enter. Select the General tab and in this click the option of Delete Cookies in the Internet Properties dialog box, which is under the Temporary Internet Files. After this is done click on the Delete Files dialog box. Once this is done, click to select the Delete all offline content check box. On selecting it click Delete. In this way all the cookies are deleted if you are using Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP.

Steps for Internet Explorer 7 & 8 running on Windows XP & Vista

The first step is to click on the Start Menu on both XP & Vista. Once we do that then left click on Run for XP. After selecting Run a window appears in XP there we type “inetcpl.cpl” in the start search box and press Enter but for Vista we type “inetcpl.cpl” in the start search box directly after clicking on Start Menu. Select the General tab and in this click the option of Delete Cookies in the Internet Properties dialog box, which is under the Temporary Internet Files. After this is done click on the Delete Files dialog box. Once this is done click to select the Delete All Offline Content check box. On selecting it click OK. In this way all the cookies are deleted if you are using Internet explorer 7 on Windows XP & Vista.


In this way you can delete all the cookies stored in your computer. But if you are still not sure whether the files have been deleted or not then this is how you can verify. Go to the Internet Properties dialog box, on the General tab. Here you click on View Files which is under Temporary Internet Files. Here you should find no text files after you have followed the above mentioned procedure to delete the cookies. If there are no text files in this location, it is verified that all the cookies have been deleted.

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