Cannot delete files .ai

I can't delete .ai files in Adobe Illustrator v.10 running on Vista.

error that says "... cannot delete file is used beginning."

I tried everything the web has to offer including: start-up, different removal software, changing aiicon.dll, shit, chsdsk, etc.

I sure there are a lot of people who have this problem, I scan the web, however, no solution have seems to be found.

Help, please!

I had this problem frequently both. HAVE and. Files EPS on Windows XP, different versions of Illustrator, including 7 and 10. You can try this program:

http://cleansofts.org/unlocker.html

It runs quietly in the background until there is a sharing violation (for example, you can not delete a file, etc.). Then it pops up a window showing what process has the file locked. With Illustrator files, the culprit is usually Windows Explorer... my guess is that it tries to generate a thumbnail preview, but somehow never quite finished and leave the open file. You will be able to kill the offending process (which is kind of how dirty to do things, but drastic times... you know). Then you should be able to delete the files without problem.

-Peter

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