Deleting MS Word files RRS feed

  • Question

  • How can I delete unwanted MS Word Office 2003-2007 documents? I define them and hit delete but get the message this action canot be completed because the file is open in Microsoft Office Word.

    But it is NOT open. I am now amassing a rapidly list of unwanted files that Word refuses to delete because it insists they are open. They are NOT open.

    What do I do?

    Friday, August 6, 2010 11:10 AM

All replies

  • Are you speaking of the "~$asdf.doc" files created?  Saw someone with a similar issue in the past, was solved by opening task manager and killing the "winword.exe" process.
    Monday, August 9, 2010 5:17 PM