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I know this question is asked but there is no solution for me. I tried unlocker, fileassassin, lockhunter and commnd prompt to delete file but it didn't work.

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What is the file? – Robotnik Jul 30 '12 at 4:35
What type of file you want to delete? – Praveen Jul 30 '12 at 4:54
@Robotnik video file which is not complete, 7 dose not recognize file type – krupal Jul 30 '12 at 4:57
i download video from youtube by idm i recognize later that file name with <:> will will not work now i have many files i also try after end of explorer.exe – krupal Jul 30 '12 at 5:02
Delete the folder that contains the file, with rmdir /q /s. If that doesn't work, try rm using cygwin. – user3463 Jul 30 '12 at 6:04
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Boot your system with a Linux live CD then you should be able to delete it.

If you don't have a CD burner you can try using a flash drive with YUMI.

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