Start a cmd window
Leave the Command Prompt window open, but close all other open
Start the Task Manager
Select Processes tab, Explorer.exe, End Process.
Minimize the Task Manager but leave it open
Perform the file operations (such as deleting a stubborn file)
Re-activate the Task Manager, possibly by using Use ALT-TAB
In the Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to
restart the Windows shell
Close the Task Manager
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