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Windows 7: unable to delete video file

26 Sep 2010   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aw22 View Post
Well it was already "Allow this file to have contents indexed in addition to file properties." And I'm still unable to delete thoise 3 files, other files I can delete. Well I can watch thoise 3 .mkv files but I cannot rename or move or delete.
This statement is unclear to me.
It sounds like you saw that those two advanced attributes were checked off,
  • File is ready for archiving
  • Allow this file to have contents indexed in addition to file properties.
You left them that way, tried to delete, and they would not delete.

They need to be Un-checked then try to delete.
My apologies if I mis-understood, and you indeed un-checked them.

And no mention is made whether or not you tried to deactivate preview mode.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
"The action can't be completed" might be because the preview mode is active.
Deactivate the Preview mode for the folder the file is in.
In view options; show conventional view for folder.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aw22 View Post
When I used ERASE command in cmd I got same problem "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.". Gonna try soon in Safe Mode.
When you do try Safe Mode you may find that you will not be able to empty the recycle bin.

Reboot back into Safe Mode and empty the bin from there (Safe Mode).


Some other options:
If you have Malwarebytes you can try using the built in File Assassin program located on the "More Tools" tab of the mbam program.

Or download the stand alone version here:
FileASSASSIN: Malwarebytes

Then there are these two:
http://ccollomb.********/unlocker/
And
Eraser

There is also "Move on Boot" here:
Gibin Software House
But it only goes to XP

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26 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I have checked and also re-checked attributes settings.
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26 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

My guess would be that you have chosen to install software from DivX and now they own you.
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26 Sep 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

It happened right after I had installed DivX update or something like that. they had DivX logo on it only. But I got now deleted with FileASSASSIN v1.06, had to use "Use delete on Winodws reboot functions." other way it wouldnt have let me to delete. Thx Anak and everyone alse.
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26 Sep 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
My guess would be that you have chosen to install software from DivX and now they own you.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aw22 View Post
It happened right after I had installed DivX update or something like that.
you have only begun to notice the inconsistancies caused by use of anything from DivX.
I wish you luck with your continued usage of this detrimental software.
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26 Sep 2010   #16

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aw22 View Post
Thx Anak and everyone alse.
Your welcome.
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27 Sep 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
you have only begun to notice the inconsistancies caused by use of anything from DivX.
I wish you luck with your continued usage of this detrimental software.
What do u mean by detrimental software? xD
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27 Sep 2010   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I had similar problems in the past, and on every occasion the files became 'deletable' after a reboot/restart. A bit OTT, I know....
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