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bpn files - not able 2 delete archicad backup files in vista

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I'm trying to move and erase some bpn files automatically created by ArchiCAD 10, but for some reason in Windows Vista I can't do it.
I don't know how to ged rid off them.
Whenever I try, a window with the ongoing transfer process opens up and hangs up, unable to complete the process.
I can close the window but then the bpn files have not moved nor have been deleted.


Eduardo Rolon
PLEASE do not double post!

check your permissions/rights in Vista, those files might have been locked either by the OS, by a crash or another user.
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Karl Ottenstein
Thanks, Eduardo - I have deleted the duplicate thread/wish.

Urizzato - more specific to Eduardo's suggestions about permissions: are you trying to delete bpn files for projects that are currently open in AC? If so, exit AC first. If not, right click the bpn file, then Properties and see if the bpn is somehow marked as read-only. Or, are these files on a server perhaps?

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