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From: York on 03/05/2003
Hi,

I am trying to delete a couple of mpg and avi files that I downloaded some time ago. When I try to delete them, I get the message "File could not be deleted. Access denied, the source file could be in use by another application". This is happening under Win2K (as administrator). I tried closing everything in the task bar (Kazaa etc.) but the message remains the same.
Any idea?

all the best from Frankfurt,
York

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From: Limp on 06/06/2004
Damn Andrew, that worked, thanks a lot for being so kind and leting ppl know that, ;)
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From: paul on 12/04/2003
ANDREW! You are a genius!!!!!!!!!! :D
Thank You!
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From: darockmtl on 09/19/2003
there is something easier boys. First make sure u see the extension of know types of files (choose that in your folder options..eg: c:/video is c:/video.avi next right clikc for properties and in the properties window change the extesnion to anything else eg. video.avi is now video.bak. Then just delete


peace out...

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From: Richard on 09/11/2003

You may be able to use this free rescue disk to manipulate files that windows won't let you touch. It has all sorts of cool tools and may even help fix bad sectors or recover files.

http://home.tiscalinet.ch/bgiannone/rescue/

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From: Lord on 09/11/2003
Regedit is the way to go for this one people
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From: Messa on 09/02/2003
The files are not hacked, it can happen with any .avi, and is related to the file being 'linked' to explorer for the purpose of showing further information if required.

The well known method of deleting the registry key works, but it is a permenant solution and removes the further information which i sometimes require.

I use a utility that lets you shut down the task in explorer (close handle) and then delete the file, with no permenant changes.

The utility can be found here.................

Process Explorer for Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP/S2K3
Copyright (C) 1998-2003 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals
www.sysinternals.com

...............................

So for example, if I had a file named film.avi that i couldnt delete, I open up this util, search for 'film', when it shows the results, right click it, select 'close handle' and then delete the file, and its gone.

Hope this helps,

Neil

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From: Tobin on 07/31/2003
I have a solution.
Reboot in safe mode, does not need to be a command prompt.

Locate the file, highlight the file, and right click, select Properties.
You will notice that you now have a Security tab that is not available in the normally running version of XP.

Select the Security tab, Simply check the box: Enable Changes

Apply

Delete the file as you normally would, it has returned back to normal...

Enjoy,
Tobin

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From: andre on 07/24/2003
thank you mark i downloaded robin williams standup and couldn't erase it but your regedit idead worked great!
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From: Gekko on 07/15/2003
I also have this problem, have noticed that the folders they are in keep Defaulting to Read only, even if i change it and do apply, if i check properties again it is read only - weird!
tried the REgediy solution mentioned above, made no difference!
Andy
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From: Bee on 05/10/2003
Hey whatsup.. yah I was havin this problem too... i had a downloaded version of the time machine.. and afterwards i couldnt delete it.. and when i tried all of the sudden all of my systems resources were taken at %100 so i had to reboot... Thanx for the help tho usin the reg edit ..worked...!
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From: Jay on 05/02/2003
That's what you get when you download porn buddy.!!!!!!!!!
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From: Andrew on 05/02/2003
I tried the bwlow and it worked for me

1. Open up regedit
2. Goto HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avi\shellex\PropertyHandler
3. Delete the "Default" value which should be "{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}"

Close regedit and try to delete the file now

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From: Sam on 04/30/2003
Hey ive got exactly the same problem, but mine isnt only avi, my mp3s are effected! and guess wat? I cant even delete even tho i started my computer in safe mode (no other programs interfering).. using win xp here... this is weird man, and im desperate to get some songs and vidoes out of my computer.. what is happening? in safe mode there isnt windows media player, winamp, or kazaa.. i have nothing more than that!
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From: Mark on 04/23/2003
Not sure if it's too late but try the following:

1. Open up regedit
2. Goto HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avi\shellex\PropertyHandler
3. Delete the "Default" value which should be "{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}"

Close regedit and try to delete the file now.

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From: York on 03/12/2003
The FILES are not under processes in the task menu. But I have deleted/put on hold all possible programms that might use AVI or MPG files...still no luck.
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From: slink9 on 03/07/2003
if you have the files at hand goto the task manager and look for the files under processes, here you can axe then directly, otherwise reboot the pc or edit the msconfig system and nail them out from there on in

slink9

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From: York on 03/06/2003
Hi,

yes..I've downloaded them, and I can watch them as well and burn them on CD...but I cannot delete!

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From: Straff02 on 03/05/2003
Are you sure you downloaded these files to begin with? Are the filenames strange? I've had a similar problem on an FTP server that was hacked. Odly named directories were created by hackers to temprarily store warez.
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