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I cannot delete an MPEG-4 file off my computer

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#1 Boardwalkgirl


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Posted 27 January 2010 - 06:02 PM

I don't know how to get an MPEG-4 file off my hard drive.
How do you delete them off your machine? I think the
stubbornness might be related to Nero as the files will play
only with Nero and not with RealPlayer or Windows Media Player.
I went into Nero's control panel and I didn't see an ON/OFF button.
They just refuse to be deleted as you can see in the picture.

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#2 Budapest


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Posted 27 January 2010 - 06:13 PM

Try using this to delete the stubborn files:

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 06:26 PM

Make sure they are not in use by a piece of software that is locking them.

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:22 PM

If Unlocker won't work, try LockHunter: http://lockhunter.en.softonic.com/

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#5 rosiesdad


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Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:43 PM

Also if you have a Live Boot cd for a flavor of linux, boot it up and you can delete anything off the hard drive.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:13 PM

Unlocker worked great, did the job, is now part of my stable and was an excellent suggestion, thanks :thumbsup:

Edited by Boardwalkgirl, 10 March 2010 - 09:14 PM.

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