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Problem with deleting files

By justinash79
May 17, 2008
  1. Hi,

    I have 3 mov files that i transfered from my SD card on to my vista desktop.

    Now I have problems deleting these files. Whenever i tried deleting them, the dialog box which indicates "calculating time remaining..." opens up and the progress bar just keeps moving forever and reloading the progress without ever deleting these files which is only abt 38mb.

    At one instance I tried leaving it to do it job but it never did.

    I've also tried deleting it in Safe Mode, but the same thing happens with the dialog box and progress bar.

    Is there a way for me to delete these files?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. justinash79

    justinash79 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Unfortunately, the program hangs on me whenever i choose the mov files or the folder containing the mov files in any of the options.

    Is this a symptom of something bigger and not quite right with my system?

    However, i have no problems using it with other files.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Possibly !

    May be a good time to run Check Disk

    Also there are a number of bootcds out there that you may be able to use to then locate the file and delete it.

    Actually I wonder if you could do it via the command prompt (cmd)
     
  5. justinash79

    justinash79 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do I delete files via command prompt.
    I'm not quite hardware-savvy, so do go easy on me =P

    Thanks loads!
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Here's a good guide: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial147.html
    Using your Vista Disc, and selecting the Command prompt.

    But you will need to know where the files actually are and then Change Directory to it (ie CD)
    on the command prompt, you can type: CD\ users <enter>

    It's actually a bit difficult to explain, but after awhile you do get the hang of it (all the commands - also shown in the above link)

    Once you change to the directory with your file in it, you can type DEL myfile.mov (obviously replacing the "myfile.mov" with whatever your filename is)

    It is hard to explain here.
     
  7. justinash79

    justinash79 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi there.

    Managed to do it using cmd prompt.

    thanks!
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Lol, fast learner !
     
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