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File Deletion is failing.

Pankaj Shet
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Joined: Sep 08, 2006
Posts: 278

Hi friends,
I am trying to delete a file.
This is the program for the same.:

File f= new File(file);
boolean success=false;

System.out.println("File Exits: " +f.exists()+" Files Deleted:"+f.delete());



This outputs:
File Exits:true Files Deleted:false

I also checked for the appropriate permissions.
This file has all permissions.
Can any one help me regarding why this file is not getting deleted.

Any help is always appreciated.

Thanks and Regards,

B.Sc.(I.T.), S.C.J.P., S.C.W.C.D., PGDAC(CDAC)
John Jai

Joined: May 31, 2011
Posts: 1776
Check if you have closed all the streams accessing the file & the file is not kept opened by any other application.
Dan Drillich
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Joined: Jul 09, 2001
Posts: 1180
Please have a look at - How to tell why a file deletion fails in Java?


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