I finished creating a movie DVD using clips from my wife's movie camera (uses SD memory) To save some hard drive memory space, I deleted the used clips and also the actual movie that they were used in. I find, however that I have about 6 clips sitting in a folder in "My Documents" > "My Videos" When I try to delete them I get a message "Error deleting file or folder. Make sure that the disk is not full or write protected and the file is not currently in use" I've tried everything I can to delete the files. One thing I find, if I use the "Search" facility there appear to be 2 of each of the clips, but both have the same source details. Any suggestions?
Posted: November 29th, 2010, 9:57am
Make sure that the program that you used to make the DVD is not running. If it is, it could be keeping those files open and so you get that error. If that does not work, you might try shutting down your computer (by going to Start - Shut Down and selecting Shut down). Then start the computer and before doing anything else, trying to delete those files.
Thanks Ray. Unfortunately, your suggestions didn't help. I had already removed the clips from the movie I had made and also had removed all the other clips from the system. It is just those few clips remaining. I tried restarting the PC, but that didn't do it either. Oh, yes, I forgot to mention that I am using Windows XP, not that I think that it will make much difference.
Removing them in DOS or another operating system will work. You can remove them in DOS by making a boot diskette, but you will have to know your way around DOS and you will have to know where the files are. Or you could use our XP Recovery CD Maker to make a boot CD and delete it from that. Or if you have dual operating systems on your computer, you can delete it from the other operating system.
hello again Ray. Thganks for your efforts to assist me with the problem Today I finally solved the thing! Sometime before trying to remove the last clips, I had deleted QuickTime from my PC, thinking that since I hadn't used it , I wouldn't need it. Anyway I had reinstalled it again after finding that I needed it to run some program that my Granddaughter plays on. Well, it turns out that the program I use for making the movies Cyberlink Power Director utilizes Quicktime. Trying again to remove the clips today, well, Bingo. All gone!
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