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Old 12-06-2005, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can't delete audio / video files

I have this very strong problem. Wait... first of all I'm using Windows XP Pro. The thing is, when I try to delete a video or audio file, it says that the file is being used by another program. Try to find the program that's using it and close it so it can be deleted.

I think we've all heard of that alert before.

Anyway, so I go to my task manager and try to figure out what's on that might be causing this. But no matter what I do, I can not seem to delete these files.

This can be a real problem because my hard drive is running out of space and I cannot delete any video or audio files.

My default player is winamp.

Please help me out!

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Old 12-06-2005, 11:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try turning off your anti-virus. Or try to delete the files in Safe Mode. These wont solve the problem - reformatting may be the only way out!

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Old 12-08-2005, 04:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Try this bud,

One of the best freeware apps ever
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