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Can't delete/move large files in Vista

  1. #1


    adam.hafner Guest

    Can't delete/move large files in Vista

    I have a file on my Vista machine that I can't get Vista to delete or
    move. It is a 224 MOV/Quicktime video file. I have tried different
    methods but I can't get it to go anywhere. I also have a folder that
    has about 4Gb worth of individual video files that can't be moved as
    one folder but if i move the individual files separately it works, but
    it is very time consuming. The reason I can't move or delete is
    because it locks up when it is calculating the amount of time needed
    to delete the file. I have read the other posts and I have requested
    the hotfixes from MSFT and rebooted and it still won't let me delete/
    move them. I have also turned off the autotuning as instructed in
    some of the posts and then rebooted and I still can't delete/move the
    files. Has anyone been able to completely resolve this issue on their
    Vista machine? Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    --Adam

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  3. #2


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: Can't delete/move large files in Vista

    know there have been, still are lots of problems copying/deleting large files/folders in vista RTM.
    have you tried in safe mode.




    mikeyhsd@xxxxxx



    <adam.hafner@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:d7bfe3ad-8941-48ac-8dfc-38ad436fe87e@xxxxxx
    I have a file on my Vista machine that I can't get Vista to delete or
    move. It is a 224 MOV/Quicktime video file. I have tried different
    methods but I can't get it to go anywhere. I also have a folder that
    has about 4Gb worth of individual video files that can't be moved as
    one folder but if i move the individual files separately it works, but
    it is very time consuming. The reason I can't move or delete is
    because it locks up when it is calculating the amount of time needed
    to delete the file. I have read the other posts and I have requested
    the hotfixes from MSFT and rebooted and it still won't let me delete/
    move them. I have also turned off the autotuning as instructed in
    some of the posts and then rebooted and I still can't delete/move the
    files. Has anyone been able to completely resolve this issue on their
    Vista machine? Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    --Adam

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    witchy Guest

    Re: Can't delete/move large files in Vista

    This may seem a little strange, but sometimes strange things work. Try making
    a very small file and rename it with the exact same name as file of the one
    you are trying to get rid of. (copying over the old one) . Then try deleting
    it. I have had to do this when trying to get rid of some message folders in
    my email when they won't let me delete or backup. The new file might re-set
    the size the computer thinks the file is.
    "mikeyhsd" wrote:

    > know there have been, still are lots of problems copying/deleting large files/folders in vista RTM.
    > have you tried in safe mode.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > mikeyhsd@xxxxxx
    >
    >
    >
    > <adam.hafner@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:d7bfe3ad-8941-48ac-8dfc-38ad436fe87e@xxxxxx
    > I have a file on my Vista machine that I can't get Vista to delete or
    > move. It is a 224 MOV/Quicktime video file. I have tried different
    > methods but I can't get it to go anywhere. I also have a folder that
    > has about 4Gb worth of individual video files that can't be moved as
    > one folder but if i move the individual files separately it works, but
    > it is very time consuming. The reason I can't move or delete is
    > because it locks up when it is calculating the amount of time needed
    > to delete the file. I have read the other posts and I have requested
    > the hotfixes from MSFT and rebooted and it still won't let me delete/
    > move them. I have also turned off the autotuning as instructed in
    > some of the posts and then rebooted and I still can't delete/move the
    > files. Has anyone been able to completely resolve this issue on their
    > Vista machine? Any help would be appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > --Adam

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4



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    Re: Can't delete/move large files in Vista

    I had this same problem and found an answer on another thread. Just uninstall Quicktime--you can then delete or move the file easily.

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