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[Resolved] Explorer freezes with large Video files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Maui_cool, Jan 28, 2003.

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  1. Maui_cool

    Maui_cool Thread Starter

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    Any idea why windows explorer freezes up almost everytime I open a folder with large video files in it?

    P3 700
    512ram
    geforce 4 MX 420 64mg
    Win XP Home
    Hard drives: 40gig & 80gig

    I reformatted but it still does it.

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    One more question:

    How do you delete files that (in an error message) say they're being used, when they couldn't possibly be?

    aloha, MC
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    Have a look at this thread, I think your issue may be the same:


    http://forums.techguy.org/t115804/s.html

    You need to post more info about the second question; if Windows says they are being used, then something is loading the files on startup.
     
  3. Maui_cool

    Maui_cool Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the link to the other thread. It was happening with the incomplete .avi or .dat files.

    I did find out how to delete them:

    You can restart in safe mode and delete them.

    OR double click the file to make it run - after the program starts up (WMP, Winamp, etc) close it - then delete the file while it is still highlighted. This worked on all of the files I wanted to delete.

    Thanks again.

    aloha, MC

    (Keep Your Head)
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    Great, it's good to know there's more than one way to skin the cat :)
     
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