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Old 02-08-2008
Klassickoi
 

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Deleting large .avi files and .vob files
Hi, I cannot delete one large file .avi file from my PC. every time I try. I
get message -----Windows explorer has stopped working,--- Windows is looking
for a solution to the problem, Then Windows is restarting. then I am back to
square one.
I can delete other files, but not this one. any ideas how to rectify.

thanks Derek
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Old 02-09-2008
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: Deleting large .avi files and .vob files
Hi Derek,

Try this:

Click start, type CMD and right click the entry that appears in the program
menu. Choose 'run as administrator' to open an elevated command prompt.

Now open Task Manager (ctrl+shift+escape) and go to the processes tab,
select and kill 'explorer.exe' from the list.

Go back the command prompt, and move the folder (CD <folder_path>) that
holds the .avi file you want to remove. Run "del /y <file.avi>" from the
C:\folder_path> prompt.

Once confirmed, go to the applications tab of Task Manager, click on "New
Task" and enter explorer.exe, then click ok to restart the Windows shell.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Klassickoi" <Klassickoi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F6B8A58D-D99B-4C60-9659-80BFB8B5EC5A@microsoft.com...
> Hi, I cannot delete one large file .avi file from my PC. every time I try.
> I
> get message -----Windows explorer has stopped working,--- Windows is
> looking
> for a solution to the problem, Then Windows is restarting. then I am back
> to
> square one.
> I can delete other files, but not this one. any ideas how to rectify.
>
> thanks Derek


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Old 02-09-2008
Klassickoi
 

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Re: Deleting large .avi files and .vob files
Hi Rick thans for your response, but things have moved on a little since my
post. I have managed to get the offending files to the recycle bin. But now
they will not delete from there. Will your solution still work ?.

"Rick Rogers" wrote:

> Hi Derek,
>
> Try this:
>
> Click start, type CMD and right click the entry that appears in the program
> menu. Choose 'run as administrator' to open an elevated command prompt.
>
> Now open Task Manager (ctrl+shift+escape) and go to the processes tab,
> select and kill 'explorer.exe' from the list.
>
> Go back the command prompt, and move the folder (CD <folder_path>) that
> holds the .avi file you want to remove. Run "del /y <file.avi>" from the
> C:\folder_path> prompt.
>
> Once confirmed, go to the applications tab of Task Manager, click on "New
> Task" and enter explorer.exe, then click ok to restart the Windows shell.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "Klassickoi" <Klassickoi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F6B8A58D-D99B-4C60-9659-80BFB8B5EC5A@microsoft.com...
> > Hi, I cannot delete one large file .avi file from my PC. every time I try.
> > I
> > get message -----Windows explorer has stopped working,--- Windows is
> > looking
> > for a solution to the problem, Then Windows is restarting. then I am back
> > to
> > square one.
> > I can delete other files, but not this one. any ideas how to rectify.
> >
> > thanks Derek

>
>

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