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Cannot rename or delete video because it is open in windows explorer?


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Zook

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I've got a stange problem here. I have this .mkv file and I cannot rename/move/delete the file and I'm told it's open in Windows Explorer. Isn't every file technically open in windows explorer when I view it in a folder? Anyways what's even stranger is when I copied the file to my desktop, even the copy is giving me the same problem. I have never had this problem before with an .mkv, any ideas what the problem is here and how I can get past it? I've tried rebooting the machine and everything with no luck. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit.
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rshaffer61

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Download Unlocker

Ever had such an annoying message given by Windows?
It has many other flavors:

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 is the solution!

1. Simply right click the folder or file and select Unlocker

2. If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will appear

3. Simply click Unlock All and you are done!
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Zook

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I downloaded the program but there is no "Unlocker" option in my right click menu.

Edited by Zook, 22 September 2010 - 01:57 PM.

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Well, hello from me too!

Ok with "Unlocker" utility but there is something easiest and more generic to do, before that.

Just turn off the windows explorer options (top left button), to not viewing the "Details" and the "Preview" panes.
It works fine for me, with exactly the same "crazy" problem!

Just tell us if you try it with success!
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rshaffer61

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Did you download it and install the program?
If you did then the Unlock should be in your window when you right click on the file.
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I had the same problem yesterday, searched a while on the web and I found a software that helped me, its called WinNc. Install it, find the folder or file, and delete it. You don't even need to close the explorer.
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I have the same problem now. I saved a MKV movie on my desktop and I can't get rid of it. My unlocker does not work on my windows 7 premium so I downloaded WinNC and it cannot delete it either. It tells me it is open in Explorer and can't delete it. I tried to shut explorer down through task manager and when trying to delete it, I got the message it could not delete it because it was open in Dell.doc. I closed dell doc and then I got the message it was open in task manager! How do I get this off my desktop?
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Have you tried booting into Safe Mode and then deleting the file?
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Yes, and it didn't work. On further investigation, I found out that unlocker does not work on the 64bit Windows 7 professional. However, Lockhunter has a 32 and 64 bit version. I downloaded the 64 bit and it worked perfectly. Anyone having this problem must use the 64 bit for 7 professional and the 32 bit for 7 premium.Thanks
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Good job and Congratulations. :unsure: for a successful resolution for your issue.

I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed us to assist you with your issue and for your patience.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :) :yes:
This issue now appears to be resolved.


If other members are reading this and have a similar problem please begin a New Topic and someone will assist you as soon as possible
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Unlockeris definately the solution!

Download here: http://www.filehippo...nload_unlocker/

Copy and paste to your browser. Download free file. Donate if you wish.
Works great!
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rvrmnt

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Unlocker has a 64 bit version for Win 7. Just scroll down the page to find the correct version. It definately works.
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Unlocker has a 64 bit version for Win 7. Just scroll down the page to find the correct version. It definately works.



Thanks for the update and now we can help others with a 84 bit OS. :thumbsup:
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