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Some .mp4 file cannot be deleted.

by Here4hlp / May 20, 2011 11:29 PM PDT

Some files I downloaded from the net cannot be deleted to the Recycle Bin. They are, speifically, .mp4 files. When I try to delete, I get a window for a request to confirm; when "confirm" button is clicked, I then get a request for "permission"; when this is done, request is denied and ask for "Retry".

I am the sole user and administrator.

I tried to the same booting into safe-mode and that could not help either.

Can anyone help me to resolve this issue.

OS on my system is Vista Home Premiun Edition

Software used to download files: RealPlayer.

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Just a tip and idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 21, 2011 2:38 AM PDT

1. Even the sole user and administrator must obey permissions and such. That's a small lesson but you learn fast that there is no God user in this OS.

2. Having said that, you can perform God like actions by booting some Ubuntu CD (no install!) and exploring to that area and deleting it in that other booted from CD OS.

You can do all this without installing Ubuntu and no linux knowledge is required.

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Had already seen the power of Ubuntu
by Here4hlp / May 22, 2011 2:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Just a tip and idea.

Thanks Bob. Just after I had posted my problem, I used Ubuntu that was installed on my system to delete them. But when I booted into Windows, I realized that it has created a folder ".Trash-1000" on my C-drive which I tried to remove without success. That means I was back in square one. I then had to boot back to Ubuntu and empty the Trash Folder that cleared the adamant files but left the "Trash-1000" folder with two sub-folders (expunged and files) on drive C. These folders now being empty, I was able to delete them successfully.

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Good to read that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 22, 2011 3:09 AM PDT

Beats the alternative I see folk use. (formatting)

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Try The Unlocker Tool
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 21, 2011 3:59 AM PDT
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Thanks Grif
by Here4hlp / May 22, 2011 2:05 AM PDT

Thanks Grif. I have downloaded the Unlocker1.9.1.exe for future use.

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