THANK YOU this solved part of the problem. I was able to delete 2 large files
with this method. But two files still remained. The blinking cursor just kept
blinking forever, and never deleted. Also, explorer started using 100% CPU
again, and eventually stopped responding. I tried renaming the files, but
that caused the same problem. I'm going to try to rename them in the command
prompt instead of in windows contest menu & see if that works.
> Use cmd. Find the folder that has the folder that has the files in it. Shift
> + Right Click - Command Prompt Here - Type in it
> del filename.mpg
> Do if file is fred.mpeg
> del fred.mpeg
> These won't be put into the recycle bin.
> "Amanda" <Amanda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Using Windows Vista basic.........I have several large .mpg files on one
> > hard
> > drive, this is where I record video to. But I can't delete any of these
> > files
> > to make room for others. Windows Explorer hangs and will not process the
> > "calculating time remaining' for sending to the recycle bin. AND it uses
> > 100%
> > CPU while trying to accomplish it. If I try to just wait & let it do it,
> > Explorer eventually crashes (Vista wants to close it.) I can COPY the
> > files
> > elsewhere, but it takes hours. I do have lots of RAM and good CPU.
> > I found a fix on microsoft that addresses this exact problem BUT it is for
> > an update to WIN XP SP2, and I am runnng Vista basic. Does anyone know if
> > there is a fix for this for Vista?
> > Amanda (newbie to forums)
> > --
> > Amanda B