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Unable to delete some MKV files


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#1 ArcticPrince

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:57 AM

I have about 5 MKV files that I can not delete or rename or move. I can copy them, but then the copies will not be deletable at wherever I paste them. I have tried running as an administrator and "taking ownership", but still can not delete them. They are all .MKV if that matters. I am on Win 7 home 64.

Any suggestions?

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:44 AM

What is the error message you get when you try to delete them?

Access denied or file is in use?

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:12 AM

If you are certain you don't need them, you can try booting into Safe Mode then see if you can delete them. If no luck, try MoveOnBoot. This program allows you to tag files and folders to be deleted very early during the next boot cycle, hopefully before any other program can get hooks into them.

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#4 ArcticPrince

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:19 AM

I get file is in use by windows explorer....Haven't tried delete in safe mode yet...brb

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:35 AM

No luck in safe mode. Still get the "file is in use" message. In safe mode it does not specify windows explorer, but it does in full boot mode. Downloading bootsafe now..will give that a go next. Thanks for the suggestions...keep em coming!! LOL

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:40 AM

Restart the PC and press F8

Select Safemode with command prompt

A command screen should appear on bootup

If the files are on desktop,type these commands and press ENTER

cd c:\users\username\desktop
del x.mkv


Username should be edited with actual username.You can change the command with respect to location of the files.

Now type

explorer and press ENTER

Restart the PC

Edited by narenxp, 12 August 2012 - 09:42 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:48 PM

TADA!! Thanks everyone...MoveOnBoot took care of it.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:01 AM

TADA!! Thanks everyone...MoveOnBoot took care of it.

Great! Glad that did it and thanks for the followup.

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