Having experience cannot delete files on Windows? Yeah! That’s really annoying when you try to delete a files that wont be delete. Most worst is when the file was located on the Desktop. Duh! that’s obviously can drive you nut.
My self, also having experience a few times with this issue. Windows keep saying that file cannot be delete. While you have try many different ways to solve this annoying issue.
You know that sometimes computers become weird. It can be caused by anything, like you accidentally modify the file using third party software, Windows bug or something.
By the way, it isn’t cause by virus. Because the Anti Virus or Windows Defender don’t warn you that the file was infected by virus. And don’t warn you that the files is being used either.
While you have try many different technical method to fix it. From using CMD, try to delete the files while in Save Mode, change the permissions on the file etc. I know how it feels, that really really frustrating.
But don’t worry guys! here I found a simple trick how to delete files that cannot be delete on Windows. A weird trick actually. And no technical skill required to get the job done anyway. And it works for me, so I hope it works to solve your issue too.
Ok, here’s how to solve ‘Cannot delete files’ on Windows!
How to delete files that cannot be delete
Ya! I know! just like I’ve said before, it’s weird but it works. Using WinRAR software. If you already having Winrar installed on your PC then great. But if don’t have the app installed on your computer you can download WinRAR software here: https://www.win-rar.com/download.html?&L=0
If you are running 64 bit machine, make sure to download the x64 version.
Delete Files that cannot be delete using WINRAR
Once you done installing WinRAR. To delete the annoying files that cannot be delete using WinRAR. Simply go to where the file is located. Then right click on the files and select ‘Add to archive…‘
Let everything by its default except in General tab > Archiving option. Check for ‘Delete files after archiving‘ and click OK. See screen shot.
Depend on the size of the files that cannot be delete on your Windows computer. But if the size of that “annoying files” is small in size, then the process should be done in a second by WinRAR.
And VOILA! the only thing you need to do next is just to remove the archived file into Windows Recycle Bin and then Empty the Bin. Now you can say goodbye to that annoying files that cannot be delete.
Conclusion & note
Okay guys! hope this simple trick can solve your problem with the files that cannot be delete on Windows PC. I found this “weird” simple trick is works for me, so I hope it works for you too.
Thanks for read my very short blog post. And if the trick works for you. Please do let me know in the comment section bellow.