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Windows 7: Can't rename or delete MKV files

23 Sep 2012   #1
Mr Davo

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)
Can't rename or delete MKV files

Hi Everyone,

I am having a peculiar issue with MKV files - when I attempt to rename or delete these files I am (sometimes) presented with the following error message:

In order to rename the offending MKV files I need to boot into Ubuntu (using a Live OS from CD) and if I want to delete the files I either must use Ubuntu or a "file unlocking program" within Windows (the FileAssassin tool that ships with MalwareBytes is my current preference).

If anybody else is having this issue and / or knows how to fix it all advice will be greatly appreciated.



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24 Sep 2012   #2


I had this problem only on 32bit win 7, the only way I could alter/delete file was to use a free program called Unlocker. Try that.
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