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Old 05-17-04, 04:04 PM
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Cannot Delete Avi Files

Does anyone know y i cant delete avi files?
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Old 05-17-04, 04:39 PM
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ripped from some other forum:
All you have to do to fix this problem is delete the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Classes/CLSID/{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}/InProcServer32

This prevents explorer from loading shmedia.dll which is used to provide you with properties of AVI (DivX) files. My understanding is that due to the way DivX files are encoded, XP has trouble collecting the properties and gives you the file in use message when you try to delete them.
When I had this problem, I just renamed the key. Then I deleted my avi, and renamed the key back the way it was.

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Old 05-17-04, 07:31 PM
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you can't delete the avi through the dos prompt???
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Originally posted by peon73
you can't delete the avi through the dos prompt???

i dont know what that means. Its just 2 movies that are taking up space.
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