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How can I remove a large video file?


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#1 sn0zb0z

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 02:31 PM

I have a large video file that is over 3GB. To delete it from my documents I had to have my files as a list not icons, but now it's in my recycle bin and the computer can not delete it even when it is in list form not icons. The OS is Vista. How can I get rid of this massive file?

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Edited by hamluis, 05 February 2011 - 08:10 AM.
Moved from Audio & Video to Vista.


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Posted 05 February 2011 - 08:10 AM

You can remove any file in the Recycle Bin...by right-clicking on desktop Recycle Bin icon and clicking Empty Recycle Bin.

The size of the file has nothing to do with ability to delete.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:34 AM

You can remove any file in the Recycle Bin...by right-clicking on desktop Recycle Bin icon and clicking Empty Recycle Bin.

The size of the file has nothing to do with ability to delete.

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That was the first thing I did. It can not remove it that way. Clicking empty or delete does the same thing - it tries, but it never gets anywhere.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:41 AM

It could just be a phantom entry. Have you rebooted since last trying to empty the recycle bin? If so, boot to safe mode and see if you can delete it from there.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:43 AM

It could just be a phantom entry. Have you rebooted since last trying to empty the recycle bin? If so, boot to safe mode and see if you can delete it from there.


Yeah, it's been in the recycle bin for about 2 weeks now. I'll try booting in safe mode.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:58 AM

Booting in safe mode worked - the file went. Thanks! :)

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:03 AM

You're welcome :)

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:11 AM

Always remember to reboot sometime after an install/uninstall, and it always helps if you get stuck like that again, try rebooting and getting rid in Safe Mode.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:49 AM

Always remember to reboot sometime after an install/uninstall, and it always helps if you get stuck like that again, try rebooting and getting rid in Safe Mode.


I always do reboot after that, but this wasn't something I installed or uninstalled, it was a normal file. In future I will always try safe mode though. Although having said that, last time I tried to uninstall a program rebooting didn't help and I did a system restore, but it still didn't completely solve my problem. There are still odd random files for the program. My computer just likes keeping random files I guess :P

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:56 AM

Actually, what you should do in the future is bypass the recycle bin when deleting a large file that you know you won't want to resurrect (either hold down the SHIFT key and press delete or: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320031)

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:07 PM

Actually, what you should do in the future is bypass the recycle bin when deleting a large file that you know you won't want to resurrect (either hold down the SHIFT key and press delete or: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320031)


Good point. I will set it to bypass it in future and enter safe mode if for any reason a file still won't go. Hopefully won't have any files of that size again though.




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