[Resolved] Explorer freezes with large Video files

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Maui_cool

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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
 

Maui_cool

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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

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