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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi_hl
    I have almost the same problem, except that I need to restart the computer to delete an avi file.

    I have no problem when deleting an avi file, but after I deleted it, the file is still there until I restart the computer. It's very annoying to restart the computer everytime I want to delete an avi file.

    anybody knows how to fix it??
    Have you applied the fix mentioned in the first post of this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    Have you applied the fix mentioned in the first post of this thread?
    yes, i did. but i still need to restart to delete an avi file.

    whenever i delete an avi file, the space of the avi file is still in the harddrive, but i couldnt do anything with that file anymore
    the file is gone for a while, but after i refresh or come back to the folder that contain the file, the avi file is still there until
    i restart the computer.

    I just realize that it's not only happens to avi file but mp3 & wav too.
    anybody know how to fix it??

    thanks
    Last edited by tomi_hl; February 19th, 2006 at 21:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi_hl
    yes, i did. but i still need to restart to delete an avi file.

    whenever i delete an avi file, the space of the avi file is still in the harddrive, but i couldnt do anything with that file anymore
    the file is gone for a while, but after i refresh or come back to the folder that contain the file, the avi file is still there until
    i restart the computer.

    I just realize that it's not only happens to avi file but mp3 & wav too.
    anybody know how to fix it??

    thanks
    A shot in the dark here, but try running the system file checker.

    Click start/run/type sfc /scannow

    Make sure you have your XP CD handy and insert it when asked. And reboot.

    Then see if you can remove the AVI files, mp3, etc...

    This sounds like a deeper trouble than just the fix mentioned in this post. DO you have any antivirus software installed? Or any other file protection software? If so try disabling them and see if the deletion problem still occurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    A shot in the dark here, but try running the system file checker.

    Click start/run/type sfc /scannow

    Make sure you have your XP CD handy and insert it when asked. And reboot.

    Then see if you can remove the AVI files, mp3, etc...

    This sounds like a deeper trouble than just the fix mentioned in this post. DO you have any antivirus software installed? Or any other file protection software? If so try disabling them and see if the deletion problem still occurs.
    i did all of the above but it still needs to restart to delete avi files.
    any other suggestion?

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    http://groups.google.com/group/alt.comp.freeware/browse_thread/thread/b6f0b2f0801523b/b74a6e59ff998c88?lnk=st&q=AVI+DON'T+DELETE+UNTIL+rEBOOTING&rnum=2&hl=en#b74a6e59ff998c88

    check that thread.

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    Deleting That Stubborn File?

    Hello Folks:

    I too, had a file (MPEG), with a very long name, that Win XP would not allow me to remove. After folllowing all of the DOS-based tricks and using a bunch of third-party utilities, I found a small, free/commercial utility that finally did the trick: "JRTS Delete FXP Files".

    You can Google for their website if you're inclined. I downloaded their 'free' version, which even though very limited, allowed me to finally get rid of the offending file (without rebooting). It sure saved me a boat load of additional headaches and time-consumption. Check it out. It may be just what the doctor ordered.

    NYCGRIFF

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    Just wanted to say THANKS! to Big Booger for a 2 year old post recommending the windows.xp.avi.delete.fix. That solved my .avi problem.

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    wow that file from the first page did the trick, thanks for the info those annoying errors are gone now .

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