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Windows 7: help deleteing a file


08 Sep 2009   #1

windows 7 hp 64bit
 
 
help deleteing a file

hey guys i downloaded this video from youtube and i want to remove it now but it wont let me and my cup is on 100% at all time i can't go into propties on ther file i can't delete it just says discovering items and never moves and i have tryed in safe mode i have tryed file assin and scan now but no luck at all cn anyone help as i would not like 2 reinstall thanks

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08 Sep 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Start Task Manager ... do you see it in the list of 'processes'? If you do, end the process.
Reboot into safe mode and see if you can delete it from there.
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08 Sep 2009   #3

windows 7 off course
 
 

Reboot without your network cable. Maby that will work
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08 Sep 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you tried taking ownership of the file before attempting to delete it?
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08 Sep 2009   #5

windows 7 hp 64bit
 
 

hey thanks guys but i have tryed all of the above and it's not in task manager i have removed software that i used to convert them with i have removed software to download them with it just will not go away i have never had this befor
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08 Sep 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you run a scan to see if the file contained any malware? If not, try MBam.

download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.40 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.
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08 Sep 2009   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F17ZY View Post
hey guys i downloaded this video from youtube and i want to remove it now but it wont let me and my cup is on 100% at all time i can't go into propties on ther file i can't delete it just says discovering items and never moves and i have tryed in safe mode i have tryed file assin and scan now but no luck at all cn anyone help as i would not like 2 reinstall thanks
If its a Video, it might be due to your burner still accessing it, or your player still accessing it. Try taskmanager and KILL all burner programs, kill all viewer programs. check properties of this video, it might be set to READ ONLY. There are several SUPER GOOD 3rd party programs which will
KILL-DELETE nasty programs which hang on. You also might run a FULL WINDEFENDER Scan, an see it detects a "BUG" in the Video.
Do you have a Firewall active? What is your AV? what Anti-malware?

If I can delete Office 14 (2010) 4302, you can delete that video.
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08 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

If it wants to hang on than a restart should be sufficient to delete it. If not than it could very well be malware
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08 Sep 2009   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F17ZY View Post
hey guys i downloaded this video from youtube and i want to remove it now but it wont let me and my cup is on 100% at all time i can't go into propties on ther file i can't delete it just says discovering items and never moves and i have tryed in safe mode i have tryed file assin and scan now but no luck at all cn anyone help as i would not like 2 reinstall thanks
Whats the extension for the file you cant delete, and if you double click what does it open the file with (what app)

Ken
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08 Sep 2009   #10

win xp
 
 

Just to reboot your computer is ehough, don't run any programs before you try to delete it. If it still doesn't work, try Glary File Shredder.
If File Shredder still doesn't work(it's not very possible for such a failure), there maybe some programs auto-started with PC boot which are being access to the video, like burners. Please check that and disabled them from auto-starting with PC boot. And try again rebooting PC and follow the above steps.
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