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#1 Capn Easy

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:33 PM

Hi. I'm running Windows XP Home, SP 3, and I have a video file (.flv) that I'm trying to delete. The computer insists that the file is "in use" -- but it's not.

I have tried opening it, then closing it (so that it would at least have actually been closed) and that didn't work. I have also tried rebooting and then going right to the file to delete it, and that didn't work either.

Can anyone recommend a way to get rid of it?

Thanks!

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:41 PM

Try this:

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 06:09 PM

That did it! Thanks! :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 07:45 AM

The best solution is that install the the software first that is "CCleaner" and run it. It will clear all the registry softwares. And than delete it. I am sure it will work. Let me know about this soon.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:22 PM

The problem is solved so why suggest running CCleaner?

Also, although I like CCleaner for its temp file removal function, I would strongly recommend against using the registry cleaner function, or any other registry cleaner for that matter. They often cause more harm than good.
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 04:48 AM

Can someone confirm the link to the UNLOCKER file. I find it takes me to this site which has nothing to do with unlocking files.

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:59 AM

Try this one, http://unlocker.en.softonic.com/ .

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:38 AM

A technique I've used successfully in the past on "undeletable" files is to rename them, then reboot. Whatever app is reloading the file won't be able to load it then and the renamed file can then be deleted.
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