Re: Can't delete a video file from desktop
It's OK, I have managed to delete it by ending the explorer.exe process and
restarting it, the file automatically disappeared!
"nLinked" <nLinked@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I have a file on my desktop called gv.com.gamesforwindows_640x360.mov. It
>was a video about gaming. It's 45.5 MB and I can't get it to delete.
> Right-clicking it and doing Properties doesn't open the Properties window.
> If I move it to the recycle bin (with the keyboard delete button or the
> mouse, or Shift and Delete) the "Calculation time remaining" delete
> dialogue comes up and the progress bar keeps on flashing, but it never
> deletes the file.
> The file does not seem to be in use by any programs. Renaming the file or
> its extension doesn't help. If I try to add the file to Kaspersky
> Anti-Virus' quarantine, even Kaspersky freezes in a not-responding state.
> Opening the file crashes the player. Using many force-deletion programs
> doesn't work either.
> I have even opened the file with Notepad and deleted the gibberish-text
> and tried to save it but that crashes Notepad!
> Safe Mode also doesn't work.
> Is there any other way to delete this file without attaching the drive to
> another computer and trying to delete it from there? If I boot with the
> Vista DVD and enter command prompt through it's Repair centre, what do I
> enter to delete it from there?