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010041: Unable to delete <value> of <value>.


There was a problem deleting the specified file from the specified dataset. If the file is being accessed by an ArcMap or ArcCatalog session, it will have a file lock placed on it and thus cannot be deleted. A file lock may also occur if the folder is being accessed by a system file explorer.


  • Check that the specified dataset does exist at the location identified.
  • Make sure that the dataset is not being accessed by another ArcGIS session or being viewed in a file browser.
  • Check that you have the appropriate permissions for the workspace.