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How Do I Delete “Cannot Be Removed” Files

October 03, 2011  |  Difficulty: Easy

How to remove “Cannot Be Removed” types of files using Spyware Terminator 2012 tool

The most common operations available for files and folders are create new, copy, and delete. Most users will eventually encounter the problem of deleting a locked file. For those who haven’t yet, it is when you try to delete a file and the system message “The file cannot be deleted…” appears or a similar message. The file isn’t erased and remains on your hard drive. There are utilities available such as in Spyware Terminator 2012 that can permanently delete files like these. The instructions below will show you how to remove these types of files using Spyware Terminator 2012.


  1. First, install Spyware Terminator 2012 by following the steps in the article that focuses on the installation of free spyware and adware blocker.
  2. Start the application.
  3. In the “Tools” tab, click on the “Hard File Remover” button.
  4. Click the “Browse” button and locate the file you want to delete. Click the “Open” button.
  5. Now click the “Delete File” button.
  6. In the confirmation dialog box click the “YES” button.


  • Be 100% sure about the file you are going to delete. Never try to delete a system file!


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