Unable to delete video file.

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  1. Posts : 39
    Windows 7 x 64 Bit

    twisted said:
    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 mkv video files which I cannot delete, copy, move. Right click context menu does not work. Explorer.exe crashes.
    Any help in deleting the file will be highly appreciated,
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  2. Posts : 39
    Windows 7 x 64 Bit

    After going through earlier posts - I downloaded KillBox. I could delete the file with the help of KillBox. Sevenforum.com is really helpful.
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  3. Posts : 1
    Window 7 ultimate x64

    here is the fix.

    Remove "Thumbnail View" on that particular folder containing the large file (a Blu Ray MKV Video File is the usual culprit) and select view List or Detail so the rich preview handler doesn't need to create the thumbnail, this may be a problem trying to change the thumbnail to list or detail when inside the folder, so, right click the folder before opening it , go properties and select Advanced Tab (windows 7) then under the popup titles advanced attributes, UNTICK the selected option saying {Allow Items contained in this folder to be indexed} this also helps.
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  4. Posts : 14,606
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

    good advice thanks asherbaig, and welcome to sevenforums
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