Great, finally. But i thought you could avoid the whole problem by turning off thumbnail view? I like thumbnail view so this is good news anyway.
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Jeez, this is a long thread. I use a tiny utility called " MOVE ON BOOT" .
So simple, insanely simple. Right click on the file and select " DELETE ON NEXT BOOT".
Thats it ! Whenever you re-boot, either right then or 12 hours later the file is deleted. No massive buttons or options to choose from, just right click and delete on next boot. So simple.
i only reboot every couple of months -- plus some are on a external raid that never reboot ..
uptime: 1774.4 hours (winXPsp1)"Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems." - Rene Descartes (1596-1650)
and after you try all that you could just close the file before leaving programs like VirtualDub if you dont close before exiting, XP thinks its still in use, if you get this problem, open the program back up load the file press close file then exit
another method that works for me *most of the time* is to simply delete/rename the file from within an application, V-Dub for example... but can be any program that has an 'open file' dialog box.
i dont understand why almost everyone wants to go about this with every back assward way of deleting avi files.. just do the registry thing and get it over with.. you dont have to worry about it anymore, and you dont have to do some whacky ass shit to delete your avi files..
I would guess that some people don't want to mess with their registry.
Thats one of the few things novices know NOT to fudge with.
My proggy is like under 600k and its so simple, instal it (takes 2 seconds), right click on the file and select to delete on next boot. Couldnt be simpler
so your program doesnt fudge with the registry at all?
its not nearly as convienent.. i dont want to have to reboot everytime i need to delete an avi file.
and its not like doing this registry modification is brain surgery.. plus who needs another program, when this SIMPLE registry modification is much more convienent?
No it dont mess with the registry, plus it works for more than just an avi. Any troublesome file can get the kick! Some appliction files wont delete at times, this gets em.
Again, as far as messing with registry, I have no problem myself, but noobs may not wanna try it because its pretty much ingrained into them not to mess with it.
so adding this nifty little item to the menu doesnt mess with the registry AT ALL?
i know where this is heading"Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems." - Rene Descartes (1596-1650)
Not heading anywhere bad, at least on my behalf. Just thought Id post a link to this if anyone wants it. No biggie though.
Spybot's secure shredder tool has always gotten rid of avi files that i couldn't delete normally, albeit very slowly on large files as it has a minimum of several passes.
I have another, better solution. Goto tools>folder options, then click view, then set it to use "widows classic folders"
This way the avis wont peview and this wont be an issue.
Well spy bot is ok if your worried about having stuff on ur pc that u shouldnt have. Unless ur just really really paranoid.
Changing to classic folders kinds makes having xp a moot point somewhat.
Whats wrong with right click-delete on next boot?
heck, now I feel like Im trying to advocate this software like im selling it, but I'm not. Its just a good and easy tool. To each their own I guess.
As long as u get that sucker off ur compuetr in the end.
there are two good methods here ....
reg fix and remove on next boot ..
lets just end this thread here ...."Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems." - Rene Descartes (1596-1650)
Thanks for the info
Originally Posted by RiG
i mean to say carry on playing through a file with errors
like a cd which was written badly
a cd with scratches
poorly dowloaded files etc
which crash the real player/windows media player software when you get to the damaged part