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Q: File Deletion - Hangs indefinitely This thread is locked from future replies

I've been having problems with my Norton Ghost backups, which hang at the very end of the backups, preventing their completion.

But now, I think it's not a Ghost problem:  Frequently when I delete a set of files using Windows Explorer, it's hanging at the end as well.  This makes me think it's a deeper problem within the Windows file system software. 

To be explicit, within Windows Explorer I select a set of files and then right mouse click and Delete.  A dialog comes up to track the deletions, file by file.  The deletion takes place (they are removed from the display of files), yet the dialog remains - and it will remain indefinitely.

I'm suspecting that this failure to cleanly complete simple file operations is related to my hangs in Ghost backups.

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Hi,

Method 1: Check if the recycle bin is exceeding the storage capacity.

“Change the Recycle Bin settings”http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-the-Recycle-Bin-settings

Method 2: Try deleting the files in safe mode.

“Start your computer in safe mode”http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode

 

 

Diana

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