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Windows 7: Cannot delete media?


07 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Pro RTM
 
 
Cannot delete media?

Hey guys, I can't delete any of my media such as music, pictures, videos.

First off, I have my media on another hard drive than the OS, and I changed the libraries location to include those folders when I installed Windows 7.

It says the file is being used elsewhere. I even tried removing the folders from my libraries, rebooting, and it still won't let me delete! I don't have any other programs open using them. Can anyone help me out here?

Windows 7 x64 Pro RTM
Gigabyte EP45-DS3R
Intel C2D E8500
4 GB Memory
ATI Radeon 4850

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07 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jadis View Post
Hey guys, I can't delete any of my media such as music, pictures, videos.

First off, I have my media on another hard drive than the OS, and I changed the libraries location to include those folders when I installed Windows 7.

It says the file is being used elsewhere. I even tried removing the folders from my libraries, rebooting, and it still won't let me delete! I don't have any other programs open using them. Can anyone help me out here?

Windows 7 x64 Pro RTM
Gigabyte EP45-DS3R
Intel C2D E8500
4 GB Memory
ATI Radeon 4850
you probably use WMP and its sharing service is running, hence being used. right?

go to task manager and stop wmpnetwrk.
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07 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 Pro RTM
 
 

I've opened WMP a couple of times but haven't setup a sharing service or anything. I use VLC for media. Will check if WMP has a sharing service running when I get home. Does it automatically set one up?
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07 Oct 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jadis View Post
I've opened WMP a couple of times but haven't setup a sharing service or anything. I use VLC for media. Will check if WMP has a sharing service running when I get home. Does it automatically set one up?
Yep and the sharing service starts automatically. its useless if you arent sharing media and can be disabled in services.msc


ken
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07 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Their is also a program called process explorer I have used before. Unlike task mngr. it will give you options when right clicking the process, like links to sites that explain the exact process and other options. I find it easier to use when looking for a specific process. (IMO) Link Process Explorer - Download
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08 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 Pro RTM
 
 

Thanks people, it worked. I didn't find an option to disable sharing in WMP, but I disabled media sharing through Network & Sharing Center.
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