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  1. Member
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    When I try to rename, delete, or interact with certain MKV files I have (over 5GB or so). This happens with a couple of them, so I doubt it's a case of corruption. If I try and delete it, it says "file in use by Windows Explorer".

    I did have CCCP installed, but have since uninstalled that as I thought it was something to do with those. My folders aren't on thumbnail, so I don't think it's anything to do with Windows trying to generate one.

    Any reason why this would be the case, and anything I can do to solve it? I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate.

    Thanks.
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  2. Why don't you try using Unlocker, as it is meant to handle weird problems like this.
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    Windows Explorer seems to do that a lot. I have that happen all the time. If you just access the file, WE seems to hang on to it for a while. I suspect with large MKV files, it doesn't understand them and that tends to hang it up. If you really want to delete or rename them, try Unlocker: http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/ There is a 64bit version of it also.
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    I've managed to delete them using an FTP program, but still I wonder why. Having said that, though, I DO have some 8GB mkv files that work fine, so it may just be a case of corrupt files.

    Still, if it's not, it'd be good to know.
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  5. It's a corrupt file or reader/splitter/codec incompatibilities. Explorer is trying to parse the file for properties and getting hung up, or taking a very long time. You can always delete the file from a CLI. You can eliminate the problem by disabling the media file info feature in Windows but then you won't get that information for any media files.
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