I’m going to jump on board with a computer problem:
Download a porn video that is not a video. I haven’t noticed any ill effects, but I can’t delete it. The properties is blank when I pull it up, if I right click on it it doesn’t give me normal opions (no delete), just send to, play, open with, and a bunch of add to thinkgs. it is 660,697kb, no scans pick it up. How do i get rid of this thing?[/quote]
Do you get a “File in use” warning that doesn’t let you delete the thing? That’s most likely windows trying to grab a frame from that “video” to make a thumbnail. And since there is no frame in there to make it from it’s parsing and parsing and parsing through the file making it “in use”
So what do you do? You disable this movie thumbnail thing:
- Copy the lines below this (I’ll make them italic)
- Put them in a text file and then rename that file to *.reg
- Right click the file and pick Install, say Yes to possible prompts
- Sometimes you need to restart, but you might just be able to delete it right away
[i]; Windows XP explorer movie fix.
; WARNING - Use this file at your own risk.
; Executing this file will remove a registry key which makes explorer load shmedia.dll.
; Simply put, this removes the annoying “permission denied” errors when trying to
; move/copy/delete AVI files.
; To use this fix, right-click on the file and select install. Done.
; Information about the registry key from multiple sources.
; Inf-file compiled by Moo (2002-03-22).
; Idea by Duxus. Thanks to the kind people of “[BBB] Sweden #01”, you know who you are!
DelReg = Reduce.Reg