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Windows 7: Unable to delete video file.

01 Mar 2011   #21
skitso666

windows 7 64bit
 
 
stubborn mkv files Use killbox kill on reboot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by twisted View Post
Hello. I have a .MKV file on my computer that I'm unable to delete.

when click on "delete"
it shows "Preparing to Recycle" from Discovering items
Time remaining: Calculating
Items remaining : Calculating
speed: Calculating

Hold shift + delete
Preparing to delete ... the rest are the same as above

1: everytime i rename the file , = Windows Explorer is not responding
2: click on the .MKV properties, nothing happened....
3: try to replace with another file with a same name = doesn't work.
4: boot from safe mode, still won't let me delete it
5: it won't let me move the .MKV to other folders as well
6. Cannot take control of it.
7. tried renaming the .mkv extension to .txt no winrar no luck.
8. tried deleting the file containing it no luck.

I also made a new video file and gave it the same name but with -copy and now that wont delete.

Any clues as how I can get rid of this video file?

Thanks in advance.
You can use killbox Select file and kill on reboot Done


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01 Mar 2011   #22
skitso666

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Download killbox exe. run. select file you want to get shut of, then select kill on reboot done.
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01 Mar 2011   #23
skitso666

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Use killbox exe.. delete on reboot
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02 Mar 2011   #24
yannis18

Windows 7
 
 

1. dont hover your mouse over the mkv, because this will cause explorer.exe to "open" the mkv
2. Use an alternative file explorer to delete the file without re booting http://lifehacker.com/#!399155/five-best-alternative-file-managers
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02 Mar 2011   #25
skitso666

windows 7 64bit
 
 

check out skitso 666
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by twisted View Post
Hello. I have a .MKV file on my computer that I'm unable to delete.

when click on "delete"
it shows "Preparing to Recycle" from Discovering items
Time remaining: Calculating
Items remaining : Calculating
speed: Calculating

Hold shift + delete
Preparing to delete ... the rest are the same as above

1: everytime i rename the file , = Windows Explorer is not responding
2: click on the .MKV properties, nothing happened....
3: try to replace with another file with a same name = doesn't work.
4: boot from safe mode, still won't let me delete it
5: it won't let me move the .MKV to other folders as well
6. Cannot take control of it.
7. tried renaming the .mkv extension to .txt no winrar no luck.
8. tried deleting the file containing it no luck.

I also made a new video file and gave it the same name but with -copy and now that wont delete.

Any clues as how I can get rid of this video file?

Thanks in advance.
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02 Mar 2011   #26
skitso666

windows 7 64bit
 
 

check my latest post about that file it will work fine
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16 Mar 2011   #27
samgold

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Unlocker is King!

Use Unlocker application!.. I struggled for hours, tried every option, finally downloaded and used Unlocker!.. It deleted it immediately!

Unlocker is King!
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11 Jul 2012   #28
engkhsky

Windows 7 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
One method you can try is disabling explorer incase that's the cause for the problem...

Start an Administrative Command Prompt... Leave it open

Start Task Manager, Close Explorer.exe

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Open the command prompt.

Change to the appropriate directory:
cd "%USERPROFILE%\Downloads" - ENTER

Delete the file:
del filename.mkv - ENTER

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Oh yeah, almost forgot. Re-initialize explorer.exe by going back to Task Manager and clicking the File Menu > Add New Task (Run) and type in explorer.exe

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In response to your task manager screenshot:

Holy Mother! How many extensions/add-ons do you have on firefox? It shouldn't be using 285K of memory! The screen shot below is firefox w/ 4 tabs open & a custom theme with 6 add-ons.
I have the same problem. It is a rmvb file
I tried your method but it say it cannot find the file
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14 Jul 2012   #29
akbagaria

Windows 7 x 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by twisted View Post
Hello. I have a .MKV file on my computer that I'm unable to delete.

when click on "delete"
it shows "Preparing to Recycle" from Discovering items
Time remaining: Calculating
Items remaining : Calculating
speed: Calculating

Hold shift + delete
Preparing to delete ... the rest are the same as above

1: everytime i rename the file , = Windows Explorer is not responding
2: click on the .MKV properties, nothing happened....
3: try to replace with another file with a same name = doesn't work.
4: boot from safe mode, still won't let me delete it
5: it won't let me move the .MKV to other folders as well
6. Cannot take control of it.
7. tried renaming the .mkv extension to .txt no winrar no luck.
8. tried deleting the file containing it no luck.

I also made a new video file and gave it the same name but with -copy and now that wont delete.

Any clues as how I can get rid of this video file?

Thanks in advance.
I am having the same problem since last 10 to 15 days. There are two video mkv files on my desktop and I cannot delete, copy , move it . Tried safe mode and unlocker but wasn't successful. My PC has been booted several times but with no result. I cannot invoke anything by right click context menu.
Any help would be highly appreciated,
akb
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14 Jul 2012   #30
engkhsky

Windows 7 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akbagaria View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by twisted View Post
Hello. I have a .MKV file on my computer that I'm unable to delete.

when click on "delete"
it shows "Preparing to Recycle" from Discovering items
Time remaining: Calculating
Items remaining : Calculating
speed: Calculating

Hold shift + delete
Preparing to delete ... the rest are the same as above

1: everytime i rename the file , = Windows Explorer is not responding
2: click on the .MKV properties, nothing happened....
3: try to replace with another file with a same name = doesn't work.
4: boot from safe mode, still won't let me delete it
5: it won't let me move the .MKV to other folders as well
6. Cannot take control of it.
7. tried renaming the .mkv extension to .txt no winrar no luck.
8. tried deleting the file containing it no luck.

I also made a new video file and gave it the same name but with -copy and now that wont delete.

Any clues as how I can get rid of this video file?

Thanks in advance.
I am having the same problem since last 10 to 15 days. There are two video mkv files on my desktop and I cannot delete, copy , move it . Tried safe mode and unlocker but wasn't successful. My PC has been booted several times but with no result. I cannot invoke anything by right click context menu.
Any help would be highly appreciated,
akb
Well, i found a way, use alternate file manager, eg: free commander. End task explorer.exe, then use the file manager to delete. However the video file will be moved to your recycle bin. So now ur recycle bin cannot be emptied. Now you have to use ccleaner to clear your recycle bin (you need to end task the explorer.exe too).
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