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removal of youtube video files

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by bluesnational, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. bluesnational

    bluesnational Thread Starter

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    I recently downloaded video files from youtube that I cannot delete from my computer - I get a message "access denied" when trying to delete - u8sing Windows XP
     
  2. Lozzy-loz

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    Start the computer in safe mode(continuesly tap F8 while booting)start in safe mode and then delete files.
     
  3. bluesnational

    bluesnational Thread Starter

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    I appreciate your answer but unfortunately it doesn't work
     
  4. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi bluesnational,
    You might want to try Unlocker (freeware). This from theirwebsite:
    "If you've ever been unable to delete a file in Windows, and can't figure out what program's using it, Unlocker is the solution. Have you ever seen these Windows error messages?

    Cannot delete folder: It is being used by another person or program
    Cannot delete file: Access is denied
    There has been a sharing violation.
    The source or destination file may be in use.
    The file is in use by another program or user.
    Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
    Unlocker can help! Simply right-click the folder or file and select Unlocker. If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will appear. Simply click Unlock All and you are done!"

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/

    Hope this helps?

    Richard
     
  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    what did you use to download them

    in many cases you need to delete from within the program that you used to download
     
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