External Hard Drive Error

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
August 19, 2010 at 09:06:34
Specs: Windows XP
Just noticed a file that won't delete on the external hard drive. F:\Recycled\DG53|System32\MUI\405, found the file in a backup folder, deleted the contents of the folder and it is now in the recycle bin but will not allow me to totally get rid of it. what do I do?

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August 19, 2010 at 14:53:52
Does it pop up with a "This file/folder/program is currently in use by another program and may not be terminated" type of error?.. I would try rebooting into safe mode (F8), and seeing if you can delete it there. If that doesn't work, try Unlocker, which can be found here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_u...

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August 20, 2010 at 05:56:27
Unlocker did not work,the folder labeled back up folder has a file within called F:\Recycled\DG53\System32\MUI\405 don't know where it would have come from but when I deleted the back up folder, it moved the issue at hand to the recycle bin and now I can't delete it out of there. I have tried re-booting and deleting, I have tried rebooting and F-8 and deleting but it is still there.

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