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Jerret Halter
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I am trying to work with deleting files and directories in Java 5 but have been unsuccessful. With the following code below a file and directory is created but I cannot delete them. Is there something I am doing wrong?

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Keith Lynn
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Remember that Windows locks files when they are open. Because you don't close the BufferedReader before you try to delete the file, it won't delete. Close the BufferedReader first, and it will delete.
Jerret Halter
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Fantastic :-) Thank you for the help
I agree. Here's the link:
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