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GameJunkie
06-04-2013, 05:08 PM
my brother was trying to delete a partial video download but everytime he tries to according to him explorer.exe locks up and he has to restart his laptop.

i try and delete it and a box comes up, the one where its trying to calculate what it is deleting, but it just seems to be stuck on calculating the size of the file.

the file is only about 15mb big

any ideas??

thanks

gary67
06-04-2013, 08:01 PM
Have you restarted the computer? Otherwise a live linux CD will let you delete it

pcuser42
06-04-2013, 08:17 PM
Have you restarted the computer?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn2FB1P_Mn8

:D

GameJunkie
06-04-2013, 08:18 PM
Have you restarted the computer? Otherwise a live linux CD will let you delete it

yep did that

will try the linux cd though

MushHead
06-04-2013, 08:57 PM
... or try deleting from a command prompt? Sometimes Explorer shell extensions mess with your true view of what's happening

Speedy Gonzales
06-04-2013, 11:29 PM
Or do it in safe mode / use Unlocker

GameJunkie
07-04-2013, 10:21 AM
thanks

will try that

GameJunkie
07-04-2013, 05:10 PM
update: managed to delete the file in safe mode

all is well now


thanks everyone