Anonymous folders and files cannot be deleted

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There are many instances that I am unable to delete some files or folders which I did not create. Usually these files and folders are numerically named. When I attempted to delete them I am getting an error message that puzzled me. The prompt tells that the folders might be currently  used by another program which in fact there are none that I see of. I am thinking that there might be actually programs running in the background and could be harmful to my computer. What must I do to delete these  folders? Thank you for your replies.

Error Deleting File or Folder

Cannot delete Folder: It is being used by another person or program.

Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #126014

Anonymous folders and files cannot be deleted


This type of problem occurs during running any program on your PC and that time if  you want to delete such folder or file.

So if  you first close the running program and then if you try to delete then that file will be deleted.

Answered By 0 points N/A #126015

Anonymous folders and files cannot be deleted


This error message is generated when they are closed. The file or folder in the file and because it is used by Windows or other programs running under Windows. Try to walk in the steps to delete this file or folders have been done here.

  1. Wait for a short period, and once again try to delete the file, the file with Windows, or could still be blocked, at times in the program are trying to use is always to delete the file.
  2. Close window and re-open it by using Windows Explorer.
  3. To learn more about the file and close it. But unsure if the program uses the file; close all programs until they are able to delete the file.
  4. You can delete this kind of file and folder by using unlocker software. (
  5. Reboot the computer. If after the end of all aspects of still cannot delete the file, it is likely that even with something in the background.
  6. If you unable to delete this file or folder after restarting, then boot your computer as Safe Mode and try to delete this file or folder.


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