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video file that won't delete

July 24, 2006 at 17:46:57
Specs: windows, ?

I have a video file that I think i downloaded by mistake on my computer. when i try to delete it it doesn't do anything. no error message saying that it's in use or any reason that it won't delete. i've run virus scans and it hasn't come up. I can't move the file to other folders or the recyling bin. again, no error messages...it just doesn't move. any suggestions?



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#1
July 24, 2006 at 18:12:46

maybe you can delete the video file in the safe mode condition? just have a try..

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#2
July 24, 2006 at 18:25:15

Go to Jotti's and upload the file in question.If it comes back malware free, you might have to look at changing folder permissions which alot of members in the Windows section could help you with.

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#3
July 24, 2006 at 19:07:49

deleting in safe mode didn't work either...same problem.

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#4
July 24, 2006 at 19:11:33

I went to Jotti's page and I couldn't check the file. when i selected the file I got an error message which contained the filename and then "the above filename is invalid"

oh, and it's a .mpg file if that means anything to anyone


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#5
July 24, 2006 at 19:37:21

Try MoveonBoot It allows you to Move, Copy or Delete files before Windows can lock or alter the files.

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#6
July 25, 2006 at 11:57:37

Make a new folder, put the file in it and see if you can delete the folder.

DerekW


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#7
July 25, 2006 at 13:43:04

unlocker for deleting files and folders
might work for you

Hopefully my advice will help you...Please post back with your results....thanks


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#8
August 9, 2006 at 15:18:14

i tried the moveonboot and the file wouldn't open in the box. it gave me a filename invalid message.

and i can't use unlocker because when i right click on the file it isn't an option. when i right click i see: "play, add to now playlist, add to playlist..., add to sync list, add to burn list, open with, send to" but it won't actually send it anywhere if i choose that option.

and i can't move the file anywhere else, not even to another folder


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#9
August 9, 2006 at 15:22:55

Delete Doctor for easy removal
If the others didn't work...this may....good luck

Hopefully my advice will help you...Please post back with your results....thanks


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#10
August 9, 2006 at 16:13:15

Silly question maybe but as you don't say, can we assume this is Windows XP? It's just that there are other ways forward with older systems.

DerekW


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#11
August 9, 2006 at 16:23:15

You know, I wonder about that at times too...if people don't know their OS or any particulars on their PC, how are they thinking of fixing problems? DUH???

Beats me....it's not that it doesn't say to post all the vital info of the machine with problems when one is posting.,

Hopefully my advice will help you...Please post back with your results....thanks


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#12
August 14, 2006 at 13:39:43

I tried delete doctor and got the message: "the above filename is invalid"

yes, I am running windows XP :) this laptop is only about 6 months old.


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#13
August 14, 2006 at 13:48:24

Set the system to show all files and extensions, then let us know the full name of the file. Maybe that will tell us something.

DerekW


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#14
September 29, 2006 at 15:13:44

I had this same problem. What finally worked for me was moving everything out of the folder into a new one and then just deleting the folder. It's a pain, but it works.

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#15
September 29, 2006 at 16:10:32

looren

Yes that sometimes works but the poster did say:

"I can't move the file to other folders"


DerekW


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