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Unable to delete a file ???


Hope someone out thier can give me a suggestion on the below item, ive treid all i know and still is of no use.

I have a video clip i wish to delete, but everytime i try says it cant as its being used by another programme, althou nothing else is using it as far as i know, even when i reboot the same error comes up. Ive tried deleting in win explorer and the same messege then it crashes :(, can anyone give me any other suggestions of how i can delete this file ??????????

Many thx in advance for any help


ok first try to select that file and wait a little while windows gets it's info. sometimes it's longer then other times.

if tha dont work. go to task manager.>process. close explorer.exe. click run in task manager go to browse, go to folder with file you want to delete, right click it and click delete. then go to task manager run, and type explorer. press enter. and you all set.
I have had this problem, you may be able to delete it doing this... the program that is still 'using' it, is windows genereating a thumbnail view of the video clip. Just turn on thumnail view temporarily, wait until the thumbnail is generated and is displayed for that clip. Then delete it :)
i'd suggest running a virus scan on your system.

a friend recently was unable to delete a file...he ran a virus scan on his system and found several hundred instances of the vbs.loveletter virus.

if it turns out to be virus related, i'd recommend a fresh install! ;)

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