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Old 10-29-2007
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Default Cannot delete certain files

Hi,

There are two mp4 files on my Vista Business machine that I cannot do anything with. One is on my Desktop and the other is in my Downloads folder. I cannot rename, move, delete, or otherwise do anything to them. They register in Windows as having a size of 0 bytes. When I try to delete or move them, the dialog that comes up just sits there supposedly "calculating" remaining time. I have waiting upwards of an hour and its state has not changed. When I attempt to rename them, Explorer crashes entirely. I've tried to rename/delete them through the command prompt with similar results, the process just hangs there accomplishing nothing until I terminate it. This behavior seems to occur with any file using the mp4 extension on my machine, with the exception that I can rename ones that have a defined file size using the command prompt.

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I assume that your vista box is not infected with any sort of malware. I would try a program like unlocker to remove the files. I am not sure if it is compatible with windows vista.
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Unlocker is Vista compatible.
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
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