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    I don't know how to get an MPEG-4 file off my hard drive. How do you delete them off your machine? I tried to move a bunch of them to the Recycle Bin but they won't budge. I think the stubbornness might be related to Nero as the files will play only with Nero and not with RealPlayer or Windows Media Player. I went into Nero's control panel and I didn't see an ON/OFF button. As you can see from the image I posted I get an error message.


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    Re: I can't delete an MPEG-4 file off my computer - is it possible to delete such a f

    This might be a lame solution, but did you try to delete it in safe mode?
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    Re: I can't delete an MPEG-4 file off my computer - is it possible to delete such a f

    check property of the file, try to uncheck read only attribute CMIIW
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    Re: I can't delete an MPEG-4 file off my computer - is it possible to delete such a f

    May be it's locked by another program/process.

    Try to install "Unlocker assistan" it's great in such situations!
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    Re: I can't delete an MPEG-4 file off my computer - is it possible to delete such a f

    Try using Window's task manager (processes tab), CTRL+SHIFT+ESC, to quit processes you suspect may have locked the files you wish to delete.
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    Re: I can't delete an MPEG-4 file off my computer - is it possible to delete such a f

    Quote Originally Posted by Regular View Post
    I don't know how to get an MPEG-4 file off my hard drive. How do you delete them off your machine? I tried to move a bunch of them to the Recycle Bin but they won't budge. I think the stubbornness might be related to Nero as the files will play only with Nero and not with RealPlayer or Windows Media Player. I went into Nero's control panel and I didn't see an ON/OFF button. As you can see from the image I posted I get an error message.
    Close any programs that are running, especially related to Nero
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    Re: I can't delete an MPEG-4 file off my computer - is it possible to delete such a f

    Reboot windows, enter safe mode by pressing the f8 key right before windows loads, select safe mode, boot to windows, login to windows, find the files, and delete them.


    A less tedious way to do this is install a reputable virus and malware detector/scanner/remover (i.e Mcafee, Norton, something well known and not in itself a virus/malware), and have it check the files to make sure they are not infected.



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    Re: I can't delete an MPEG-4 file off my computer - is it possible to delete such a f

    Sounds like a virus. MP4 aren't special files and should be easy to delete like any regular old file.
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    Re: I can't delete an MPEG-4 file off my computer - is it possible to delete such a f

    ^If it is a virus, download and run AVG full computer scan!!!
    See my virus recovery sticky
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