Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

Can't delete files?

Old 05-22-03, 05:11 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Chicago, only a stone's throw from Chicago (even if you throw like a girl)
Posts: 2,457
Can't delete files?

Does anyone else eperience this? I try and delte files (usually media files) and I get an error in deleting. Usually its the file is in use by another person or program. Please close the programs. Nothing is running at all! After a few days, I try and delete it again and usually it will just go.

I'm running xp pro. Any ideas?

SPY
bothanspy is offline  
Old 05-22-03, 11:14 AM
  #2  
Cool New Member
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: tulsa, ok, usa
Posts: 43
Pasted from a website, you can also do a search on shmedia.dll on google:

>The fix for Windows XP not letting you delete .avi I've seen this coming
> up more and more all over the place so I figured I'd stick it here. Avi
> files (divx) can be trouble in xp. there is a fix to let xp behave much
> better so it's possible to move or delete large avi files. The obnoxious
> bug in XP that causes Explorer to read the entire contents of broken AVI
> files before allowing any access to them is caused by bad behavior of
> shmedia.dll. To correct this misbehavior in Windows XP, remove the
> following registry key.
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73
> E}InProcServer32 This will prevent Explorer from loading shmedia.dll in
> response to file property queries on these files. Just an extra note, if
> you do a "search" for this key it will not be found, look for it manually
> it is very easy to find. As always newbie or not, if you FUBAR your
> registry its your own fault. This fix does work, I use it and have applied
> it to many XP machines.
poochie is offline  
Old 05-22-03, 12:16 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Chicago, only a stone's throw from Chicago (even if you throw like a girl)
Posts: 2,457
Thats very interesting and very odd. Thanks for the info. I'll check it out. I just want to make sure that the registry key doesnt effect anything else.

SPY
bothanspy is offline  
Old 05-22-03, 02:21 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,334
I had the same problems one time, it was on an incomplete divx file. I am not sure how I fixed it.
chanster is offline  
Old 05-22-03, 04:43 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 2,437
Hey!! It worked!!
Thanks
fmian is offline  
Old 05-23-03, 12:38 AM
  #6  
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 464
YEP! I had the EXACT problem a few months ago. I went thru 5 'techs' at Gateway support before I got to someone who told me how to do this in the registry.

Aren't computers great...
SergeantPinback is offline  
Old 05-24-03, 08:43 AM
  #7  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Jeffersonville, IN
Posts: 237
I had this same problem not to long ago, I rebooted into safe mode and was then able to delete it.
bizquik is offline  
Old 08-06-03, 03:26 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Export, PA
Posts: 5,589
I'm so glad the search function worked for the word delete.

Whew.

I had an AVI file stuck on my PC where I had some important files stored. Every time I went in to get the files it locked up my PC.

I never mess with stuff this in depth but I was desperate. Glad it worked.

You all are WAY too smart.
MasterofDVD is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.